There’s one thing about Russell Wilson playing in prime time. And there’s one thing about DK Metcalf playing in Philadelphia.
The Wilson-to-Metcalf mixture — plus another strong performance from the Seattle Seahawks’ resurgent protection — was sufficient for a 23-17 win over the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday at Lincoln Monetary Discipline.
Metcalf caught 10 passes for a career-high 177 yards whereas doing most of his injury towards All-Professional cornerback Darius Slay. That topped Metcalf’s 160-yard efficiency on the identical stadium in January, when he set an NFL rookie postseason record in Seattle’s wild-card win over the Eagles.
Metcalf was famous that the Eagles had a chance to pick out him within the NFL draft however did not.
“It’s the type of like coming dwelling. A spot that had an opportunity to draft me however didn’t. I received to make them pay,” he mentioned.
Metcalf additionally mentioned he performed with a chip on his shoulder Monday evening after Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz compared him to former Lions star Calvin Johnson, whom Schwartz had coached in Detroit.
“One of many defensive coaches came up to me and made me mad that he was like, ‘I used to be in Detroit with Megatron, but you are not there but.’ In my thoughts, I’m not attempting to be Megatron. I’m attempting to be me. I had just a little chip on my shoulder the entire sport,” Metcalf mentioned.
Schwartz, for his half, said he was complimenting Metcalf, telling him he’s the closest factor he has seen to Johnson.
Monday’s victory gives Seattle (8-3) a one-game lead in the NFC West over the Los Angeles Rams, and it also provides the Seahawks seven straight wins over Philadelphia (including playoffs) dating to 2011.
It continued Wilson’s dominance under the lights, as well. He’s 29-8-1 in prime-time games (defined as starting at 7 p.m. ET or later) for a .776 profitable share. According to ESPN Stats & Info analysis, that is the best by any beginning quarterback since 1950 with at least 20 begins. Steve Younger (.767, 23-7) is second.
Wilson improved to 10-2 on Monday Night time Soccer, for a .833 profitable share that is also best in MNF history.
Wilson accomplished 22 of 31 makes an attempt for 230 yards, one landing, and no turnovers. It was his second straight game without an interception or a misplaced fumble, after the worst turnover funk of his profession.
The Seahawks’ protection, which was being gashed at a historic charge within the first half of the season, turned in its second straight sturdy efficiency. It pressured three-and-outs on the Eagles’ first 5 possessions, sacked Carson Wentz on six occasions, and held Philadelphia to 9 points until a late Hail Mary that resulted in a score.
Metcalf sealed Seattle’s win by recovering the following onside kick. He topped 1,000 receiving yards for the season on Monday and became the quickest in Seahawk’s history (11th sport) to hit that milestone.