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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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