DK Metcalf has been finishing his postgame video gatherings for quite a bit of this season with “Russ for MVP,” a week after week gesture to the best beginning of Russell Wilson’s vocation.
The Seattle Seahawks’ second-year wide collector wasn’t accessible to journalists after Wilson tossed three captures in their extra time misfortune to the Arizona Cardinals a week ago, however he was back before the camera Sunday in the wake of getting two of the quarterback’s four score passes.
This time, with another signoff.
“The Russ for MVP train is back on the tracks,” Metcalf said. “Let’s go.”
Wilson’s skip back execution in addition to a solid first half from Seattle’s troubled safeguard were sufficient for a 37-27 triumph over the San Francisco 49ers at CenturyLink Field. It keeps the Seahawks (6-1) on the NFC West with a one-game lead over the Cardinals (5-2), who had their bye seven days subsequent to beating Seattle in extra time in Week 7.
After some unique mix-ups against Arizona that prompted Wilson tossing three interferences for just the third time in his nine-year profession, he said obtusely that he must be better. He was better on Sunday. Wilson finished 27 of 37 passes for 261 yards and no captures, collaborating with Metcalf to do a large portion of his harm.
Metcalf got Wilson’s initial two score passes and got done with 12 gets for 161 yards on 15 focuses on, all vocation highs. Wideout David Moore and tenderfoot running back DeeJay Dallas were forced to bear the other two scoring passes. Dallas ran for another score while making his first profession start.
“Russell played terrific today,” coach Pete Carroll said. “He knew how this game was going to go; we had to throw the ball quick, and a lot of short stuff and all that. … He did a great job throughout the day.”
In the wake of taking a secondary lounge a week ago while Tyler Lockett turned in the second-most profitable accepting game in establishment history, Metcalf got his turn Sunday. As he did on his pursuit down of Budda Baker to forestall pick-six, he indicated his speed again Sunday when he turned up the sideline subsequent to getting an intersection course and beat the 49ers’ safeguard for a 46-yard score. He indicated his quality on his subsequent score, hanging to make a challenged get on a shot from Wilson in the end zone.
“What a fantastic game he played,” Carroll said of Metcalf. “Just so tough and so physical. Just a dominant player out there today with a couple touchdowns and just big plays, one right after another.”
The Seahawks were without Chris Carson (foot) and Carlos Hyde (hamstring) Sunday, leaving Dallas and Travis Homer as their solitary accessible half backs. With Homer tottering on a wounded knee, Dallas got most of the work. He got done with 41 surging yards on 18 conveys and got five passes for 17 yards.
“He played an unbelievable game,” Wilson said of Dallas. “I thought he was lights out. He was very calm in the huddle. He was on top of his protections. He was very efficient in the run game, caught the ball well. Just a special player, and I’m glad he’s on our team and stepped up.”
Wilson’s 26 TD passes is one short of Tom Brady’s record from 2007 for the most through seven games in NFL history. Wilson is currently 32-8 after an in-season misfortune. As per ESPN Stats and Information research, that .800 winning rate is the best by any beginning quarterback in the Super Bowl period.
While Wilson has been driving the NFL’s most noteworthy scoring offense, Seattle’s protection has been falling great behind. The Seahawks entered Sunday having permitted the most yards through six games in NFL history, as per Elias Sports Bureau information.
In any case, even with no Jamal Adams for the fourth continuous game and other key pieces missing on safeguard, Seattle kept San Francisco’s offense under wraps until a late assembly made things in any event fairly intriguing.
The Seahawks permitted just 116 yards in the principal half and got two takeaways, including a capture attempt of Jimmy Garoppolo by nickelback D.J. Reed Jr. to set up Seattle’s first score. Reed, postponed by the 49ers in August, was making his Seahawks debut in the wake of being initiated off the non-football injury list on Saturday.
Bobby Wagner, Seattle’s All-Pro center linebacker, conveyed a vintage execution with 11 handles and two sacks as cautious facilitator Ken Norton Jr. sent more barrages after Garoppolo than he did a week ago against Kyler Murray.
The Seahawks got tension on Garoppolo and his substitution, Nick Mullens, on 17 of their 45 dropbacks (38%). That is the most elevated weight rate by a Seahawks guard since Week 6 of 2018 against the Raiders, as indicated by ESPN Stats and Information research.
Tenderfoot guarded end Alton Robinson had the Seahawks’ other sack. They entered Sunday with just nine of every six games.
“I thought Kenny did a really nice job of adjusting, to let them have more opportunities to see if they could create problems, like sending them and doing the things that we did,” Carroll said. “Bobby was phenomenal today. He had a couple sacks, but he had three or four other rushes too where he was a factor and bothered the quarterback. … He’s a great leader. He never said anything to this team that he wouldn’t ask of himself, and he came through in a great way, and kind of solidified what a stud leader that he is.”
Carroll said he was propelled by how the Seahawks played in spite of so many central participants missing to do wounds. Notwithstanding Adams at security, their safeguard as without cornerback Shaquill Griffin, nickelback Ugo Amadi and end Benson Mayowa.
Carroll said he anticipates that Adams should be back for the following week’s down against the Buffalo Bills. The Seahawks ought to likewise have Carlos Dunlap accessible subsequent to securing the Pro Bowl pass-rusher in an exchange a week ago with the Cincinnati Bengals.
“We’re getting there and we’re going to keep better,” Carroll said of Seattle’s defense. “I know I’m going to keep saying it to you, but it’s because it’s gonna happen.”