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Jake Heaps’ Chalk Talk: A closer look at DK Metcalf’s breakout playoff game

Rookie Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf was at the top of the list of stars in Seattle’s 17-9 playoff win over the Philadelphia Eagles last Sunday.

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Metcalf set an NFL playoffs rookie record with 160 yards receiving, and he had a pair of huge catches that were crucial in the Seahawks’ victory.

In this week’s edition of Chalk Talk, former Seahawks quarterback Jake Heaps breaks down those two big catches and explains why they were set up with what he calls “situational football.”

The first play Heaps puts under the microscope is Metcalf’s 53-yard touchdown reception on a big throw from Russell Wilson, one in which Metcalf picked himself off the ground and hurdled his way into the end zone for the final few yards.

The second play was another long bomb from Wilson, this time going for 36 yards on third-and-11 late in the game. The catch gave Seattle a first down, which allowed them to then run the clock out, clinching the victory and a second-round playoff game with the Green Bay Packers this Sunday.

The Seahawks and Packers will continue the NFC playoffs with a 3:40 p.m. kickoff Sunday. The game will be broadcast on 710 ESPN Seattle and KIRO Radio 97.3 FM.

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

Playoffs Week 1

Wyman: Defending Jadevon Clowney’s hit vs Eagles

Week 17

Wyman: What Seahawks lose with Mychal Kendricks’ injury
Heaps: Hawks WRs show reason for confidence in playoffs

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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