I Live for These Type of Matchups – Jalen Ramsey on Facing off Against DK Metcalf

Published 12/26/2020, 6:55 AM EST
Sep 13, 2020; Inglewood, California, USA; Los Angeles Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey (20) celebrates after breaking up a pass intended for Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper (19) in the second half of the game at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports


Los Angeles Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey loves a good challenge. And when his side takes on the Seattle Seahawks this weekend, that’s exactly what he’s going to get. Up against wide receiver DK Metcalf, Ramsey will have his work cut out for the night. 

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Metcalf, who is enjoying his breakthrough season with the Seahawks, will look to make life difficult for the experienced cornerback with his lethal combination of speed and strength.

Ramsey, however, is no pushover either. The 4-time Pro Bowler has been one of the best in the league at what he does for quite some time now. 

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A treat for the neutrals 

The duel of two of the league’s best lining up against one another is a mouthwatering prospect for fans across the globe. And Ramsey looks to be up for the challenge. 

“I live for these types of matchups,” Ramsey said. “I was brought here to stop guys like him,” he added.

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Sep 27, 2020; Seattle, Washington, USA; Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf (14) participates in a pregame warmup drill against the Dallas Cowboys at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

The cornerback and the wide receiver have lined up against one another earlier in the season. When the Rams took on the Seahawks back in gameweek 10, Ramsey allowed Metcalf 0 receptions on 2 targets.

Ramsey kept Metcalf on a tightrope throughout the game, and the latter ended the night with only 28 yards and 0 touchdowns.  To put that number into context, Metcalf has averaged 87.4 yards per game this season

Fans’ Pro Bowl snub a surprise for Jalen Ramsey 

The cornerback has had yet another stellar season with the Rams. While coaches and players recognized the heat that Ramsey brought to the field this season, fans seem to have given him the snub. 

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Going by fan votes, Ramsey failed to make it among the Top-10 Pro Bowl cornerbacks this season. Somehow, 37 tackles, 4 pass breakups, and an interception this season were not enough to convince fans.

The contemporary said that while the snub came as a bit of a “shock” his reaction should not be misinterpreted as a dig at his contemporaries. 

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Shivayan Roy

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Shivayan Roy is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Masters Diploma in Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Roy functioned as a reporter for Goal.com and extensively covered the FIFA U-17 World Cup.

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