The Seattle Seahawks play the New York Giants in prime time on Monday Night Football in Week 4. Seattle has a bye week in Week 5 so a win and going 3-1 before the bye would give the team momentum heading into the rest of the season. But a win isn't to be assumed against New York.
The Giants are going to be really hungry playing at home and, after a bad start to the year, want to keep their playoff hopes alive in a tough NFC East. A hungry team is a dangerous team, of course. Seattle will need to be at its best to win.
Seattle is still a bit banged up as well. The team has already ruled out cornerbacks Artie Burns and Tre Brown while another corner, Coby Bryant is doubtful. New York could still be without running back Saquon Barkley who is doubtful with an ankle injury. Here is some other news to start your Monday.
Seattle Seahawks receiver DK Metcalf gets fined...again
DK Metcalf has been flagged for 15-yard penalties for unsportsmanlike conduct, taunting, and unnecessary roughness more than any other player since 2020. But the NFL appears to be set on Metcalf tying a record for being fined in a season, too. Metcalf was fined this weekend $16,391 for an illegal blindside block in Week 3 against the Carolina Panthers. Metcalf has already been fined four times this year and at least once for something he did in each game (he got two fines for Week 1).
I get that on the field Metcalf seems like a bit of a troublesome player, constantly doing something to agitate the other team though he often gets agitated himself. But the NFL might be going about Metcalf all wrong. Off the field, he is an effervescent person with a quick smile and some down-to-earth tendencies (like eating too much candy in the past). The NFL could use more players like Metcalf to sell their brand globally.
But in fairness, Metcalf does get himself into more negative situations than he should. Having passion for the game is fantastic and needed for a player wanting to be great, but there is a line where too much passion can hurt one's team, and Metcalf has too often done this. Still, he's a fantastic player overall and he pairs great with Tyler Lockett most of the time.