For Pete's Sake: 6 critical observations from Seattle Seahawks near win in Week 13

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It's another unfortunate week where the Seattle Seahawks have lost, but they at least looked stylish and put up quite a fight while doing it. The throwback uniforms and the fact they hung with the Cowboys until a poorly decided fourth-down play call make the loss a bit more digestible, right?

Considering Seattle was not favored whatsoever in this game, and the Cowboys have been trampling over their opponents by double digits all season long, the Seahawks looked much more impressive than initially anticipated. It may not mean much at the end of the night because they lost and now hold a 6-6 record.

However, it's much better to go down fighting until the very end rather than be absolutely dominated for a full 60-minute game.

DK Metcalf went absolutely berzerk in Dallas

All of the D.K. Metcalf fantasy owners are sending their gratitude to the wide receiver for likely being the reason they all won their matchups this week, as an unreal performance made all the difference for the Seahawks on Thursday night.

It was clear the night was going to be exceptional on the offense's first drive when Geno Smith hit Metcalf for what wound up being a 73-yard touchdown pass. The receiver was unexplainably left wide open on the play, allowing him to use his record-breaking speed to get all the way down the field and put the team ahead early in the first quarter.

He added another score on the night right before halftime, with a one-yard reception into the end zone to put the Seahawks ahead by one point. And fortunately, that's not how Metcalf's night ended because who doesn't want to see him score three touchdowns in one game?

The last of his scores came early in the fourth quarter as Seattle took over on downs at their own 30-yard line. Metcalf scored a three-yard touchdown, putting them up 35-27 with just over 14 minutes remaining in the game.

He eventually ended his night recording six receptions for 134 yards and three touchdowns, a feat he hasn't accomplished since Week 17 of the 2021 season. Metcalf was one of the primary reasons the team was able to keep it close against a team with an explosive offense and dominant defense, making his performance that much more impressive.