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Heaps’ Chalk Talk: Seahawks WRs show reason for confidence in playoffs

The Seahawks had a first half to forget against the San Francisco 49ers, especially in the passing game.

It was a different story after halftime, however.

What was so encouraging about the Seahawks’ play in loss to 49ers?

Both Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf hauled in touchdown passes from Russell Wilson as Seattle nearly came back to beat the Niners in Week 17, with Metcalf finishing the night with a team-high 81 yards on six receptions and Lockett adding 51 yards with six catches on seven targets.

What did the Seahawks do to pull off each of those touchdown receptions? That’s what 710 ESPN Seattle’s Jake Heaps is here to explain in this week’s Chalk Talk video.

Here’s a more in-depth look at the plays Heaps breaks down:

• Lockett caught a 14-yard pass from a scrambling Wilson in the back of the end zone with 5:46 to go in the third quarter. As you can see in the attached video, Wilson and Lockett’s connection happened in about as small of a window as possible.

• With 3:36 left in the game, Wilson found the big-bodied Metcalf on another 14-yard TD pass that brought Seattle within five points of San Francisco’s lead.

The Hawks will begin the playoffs as the NFC’s No. 5 seed at 1:40 p.m. Sunday on the road in Philadelphia against the third-seeded Eagles. You can hear the game on 710 ESPN Seattle and KIRO Radio 97.3 FM beginning with the pregame show at 10:30 a.m.

For more video breakdowns from this Seahawks season, click any of the links below.

Week 16

Wyman: Telling the story of Seattle’s defense this year

Week 15

Heaps: Tyler Lockett gets re-established in the offense
Wyman: LBs show their value in defending the pass

Week 14

Wyman: Breaking down Seahawks’ defensive struggles with the Rams
Heaps: Seahawks had 3 big missed opportunities on offense

Week 13

Heaps: How Hawks set up David Moore’s 60-yard TD
Wyman: What went wrong and right for Seahawks secondary vs Minnesota

Week 12

Wyman: Why Quandre Diggs is already important part of Seahawks’ defense

Bye week

Heaps: Why you should want Russell Wilson to win the MVP award

Week 10

Heaps: The keys to new WR Josh Gordon’s 2 critical catches
Wyman: A 3rd DL deserves credit for Reed strip sack, Clowney TD

Week 9

• Wyman: Are Seattle’s problems against the pass fixable?

Week 8

• Heaps: What was so impressive about DK Metcalf’s 2 TDs
• Wyman: How LB Mychal Kendricks made right read on INT

Week 7

• Heaps: How Lamar Jackson beat Seattle time and again on 3rd down
• Wyman: Why Ravens scored on Hawks with 4th down TD run

Week 6

• Heaps: Why Tyler Lockett is so valuable when Russell Wilson scrambles
• Wyman: Don’t point the finger on Hawks giving up 2 straight big plays

Week 5

• Wyman: Seahawks can get run game going with this technique
• Heaps: Why DK Metcalf and Will Dissly are feasting in Seattle’s offense
• Wyman: 4 plays the Hawks won by inches to defeat the Rams

Week 4

• Heaps: What Hawks did vs Cards that could lead to more success

Week 3

• Wyman: Linebacker K.J. Wright is ‘having his best year’
• Heaps: Why Will Dissly has emerged as valuable offensive weapon

Week 2

• Wyman: Russell Wilson’s historic game and perfect pass to Metcalf
• Heaps: How Russell Wilson read Steelers’ defense so well in 28-26 win

Week 1

• Heaps: How Tyler Lockett got so open for go-ahead TD
• Wyman: Hawks already trying new things with Jadeveon Clowney

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