There is something in particular about Russell Wilson playing in prime time. What’s more, there is something in particular about DK Metcalf playing in Philadelphia.
The Wilson-to-Metcalf blend – in addition to another solid presentation from the Seattle Seahawks’ resurgent safeguard – was sufficient for a 23-17 triumph over the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday at Lincoln Financial Field.
Metcalf got 10 passes for a vocation high 177 yards while doing the greater part of his harm against All-Pro cornerback Darius Slay. That bested his 160-yard execution at a similar arena in January, when he set a NFL freshman postseason record in Seattle’s special case prevail upon the Eagles.
“It’s kind of like coming home,” Metcalf said. “A place that had a chance to draft me but didn’t, so I’ve got to make them pay.”
Monday’s victory gave Seattle (8-3) a one-game lead over the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC West, and it gave the Seahawks seven sequential successes over Philadelphia (counting end of the season games) dating to 2011.
It additionally proceeded with Wilson’s predominance under the lights. He is 29-8-1 in ideal time games (characterized as beginning at 7 p.m. ET or later) for a .776 winning rate. As indicated by ESPN Stats and Information research, that is the best by any beginning quarterback since 1950 with at any rate 20 beginnings. Steve Young (23-7, .767) is second.
Wilson improved to 10-2 on Monday Night Football, useful for an .833 winning rate that is additionally best in MNF history.
Wilson finished 22 of 31 endeavors for 230 yards, one score and no turnovers. It was his subsequent straight game without a capture attempt or lost bumble after he submitted 10 turnovers in Weeks 7 through 10, the most in any four-game stretch of his vocation.
Wilson associated with wide recipient David Moore on an objective line blur for his score. Chris Carson scored Seattle’s other score on a 16-yard run. He conveyed multiple times for 41 yards in his get back from a foot injury that sidelined him for four games. Carlos Hyde drove Seahawks running backs with 15 conveys (for 22 yards) as they depended more on their run game for the second consecutive week subsequent to inclining vigorously on Wilson in the initial nine games.
The Seahawks’ defense, which was being cut at a memorable rate in the primary portion of the period, turned in its second sequential solid execution. It constrained three-and-outs on the Eagles’ initial five belongings, sacked Carson Wentz multiple times, blocked him once and held Philadelphia to nine focuses until a late Hail Mary. It checked just the second time this season that a group started a game with five straight three-and-outs, as per research by ESPN Stats and Information.
The Seahawks’ pass rush win pace of 62% Monday was their most elevated in a game this season. Their 22 sacks since Week 8 are three more than some other group has recorded in that length.
Seahawks mentor Pete Carroll was kicking himself postgame for Seattle’s two bombed endeavors on fourth-and-2 from the get-go in the game, saying that he didn’t care for how he dealt with the circumstance of those choices. He was generally satisfied with how Seattle didn’t submit a turnover on offense and proceeded with its turnaround on protection.
“It was great to see our guys play like that and play consistently,” he said. “Again, like last week, a lot of corrections, a lot of things, fixes during the game, a lot of great communication. We’ve taken a real nice step forward, and I’m hoping we can just keep building on it.”
Metcalf fixed Seattle’s success by recuperating the onside kick after Wentz’s Hail Mary score to Richard Rodgers.
Metcalf has an association driving 1,039 getting yards through 11 games. As indicated by ESPN Stats and Information research, that makes him the quickest part in Seahawks history to top 1,000 accepting yards in a season. He additionally has the fifth-most yards by a first-or second-year player through 11 games in the previous 30 seasons. With 1,939 vocation getting yards, Metcalf is 88 away from passing Joey Galloway for the most through two seasons in establishment history.
Metcalf represented 77% of the Seahawks’ 230 getting yards Monday, the third-most elevated such rate in the previous five seasons. As per NFL Next Gen Stats, Metcalf arranged against Slay on 26 of his 27 courses. At the point when Slay was the closest safeguard, Metcalf got seven of 10 focuses for 141 yards. The 141 yards are the second most by a collector against a solitary safeguard this season.
Kill said he may have played the most noticeably awful round of his profession Monday.
The Eagles were one of eight groups to choose a wide recipient in a year ago’s draft before Seattle picked Metcalf with the last pick of the second round. Metcalf found another wellspring of inspiration Monday, when Eagles cautious organizer Jim Schwartz moved toward him and stated, as per Metcalf, “I was in Detroit with Megatron, yet you’re not there yet.”
“In my mind, I’m not trying to be Megatron,” Metcalf said. “I’m trying to be me. So I had a little chip on my shoulder the whole game.”
Schwartz’s side of the story was that he was praising Metcalf by saying that Metcalf is the nearest thing Schwartz has seen to Calvin Johnson.
“He poked the bear, and then Slay had to go out there and end up having to deal with that bear,” said Seahawks safety Quandre Diggs, who was teammates with Slay in Detroit. “So, hey, Slay needs to blame his D-coordinator for that.”
Seahawks All-Pro linebacker Bobby Wagner got done with five handles to push him past 100 for the ninth time in the same number of NFL seasons. As indicated by research by ESPN Stats and Info, Wagner is attached with Keith Brooking for the second-most back to back seasons with 100 handles in the previous 20 years. London Fletcher has the most, with 13.
“We’re looking at a Hall of Fame football player,” Carroll said of Wagner. “We’re so accustomed to the way he plays and [these] tremendously consistent numbers he continues to add up, and we maybe don’t realize how great a player he is and how hard it is to do what he’s doing. That’s just an all-timer. … Shoot, we’ve got five games left to play, so he’s going to have a ton this year.”