DK Metcalf was presented with a tall task Sunday night, and he rose to the occasion.
Metcalf spent much of the Seahawks’ Week 2 matchup with the Patriots covered by Stephon Gilmore, the reigning Defensive Player of the Year. The second-year wideout ultimately paced Seattle in receiving yards (94), 54 of which came on a touchdown grab over Gilmore.
It was a fierce wire-to-wire battle between the two, and tensions even boiled over a bit when Metcalf and Gilmore engaged in a brief scuffle on the Seahawks’ sideline. But it was the Ole Miss product who earned the last laugh, as Seattle left CenturyLink Field with a 35-30 win.
Metcalf took to Instagram one day after the Seahawks’ “Sunday Night Football” win with a post that featured Gilmore and a competitive caption.
The post drew reactions from a few of Metcalf’s Seahawks teammates.
Jamal Adams: Talk yo talk brotha! ✊🏽
Quandre Diggs: 😤 big dawg!!
Jarran Reed: 🤬
Duane Brown: 🗣🗣🗣
It certainly wasn’t the Patriots secondary’s finest performance, but the unit didn’t leave Seattle with concerns. In fact, New England’s defensive backfield actually pulled some silver linings from the Week 2 loss.
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