It was impossible to miss DK Metcalf in this game - again
Last week versus the Eagles, DK Metcalf did everything except score the final touchdown. Apparently, he loves that role as each of his four catches was critical for the Seahawks. Naturally, none were more important than his fourth-quarter score that temporarily gave Seattle the lead.
Once again, he did his best Tyler Lockett toe-drag to make the score legitimate. Carroll had to challenge the initial ruling as the officials at first determined that Metcalf was juggling the ball before going out of bounds. I didn't see any spinning plates or chainsaws, but the zebras see what they see. The replay proved that Pete and DK were on the side of all that is right and just, so the score counted.
Metcalf had an even more important play on Seattle's final drive, though. On second and 10 at the Tennessee 27-yard-line, Smith whistled another beauty over the middle to Metcalf. The ball had touchdown written all over it. The only problem was that Titans cornerback Tre Avery grabbed a handful of Metcalf's jersey as he passed him. Now, it doesn't always happen, but occasionally that will draw a penalty flag for pass interference in the NFL. Happily, it did this time, and the Hawks had first and goal at the Titans five-yard-line. That was the second interference call Metcalf drew in the game. He also drew two calls by the Eagles. Nice to see that he's the one causing fouls now, instead of creating them.
Both Tyler Lockett and Jaxon Smith-Njigba came up big in this game as well. JSN caught six of his seven targets, two of them for first downs on Seattle's pair of fourth-quarter scoring drives. Lockett led the Hawks with eight catches with half of those moving the sticks on those drives. It's safe to say that without them, the Hawks would have been facing a very long flight home. Add in Colby Parkinson's five-yard game-winning catch against the overmatched Tre Avery, and the Seattle aerial act came away from this game as studs for sure.