WATCH: DK Metcalf Caught In 4K Costing Seattle Seahawks A Crucial Victory

Published 10/18/2021, 7:45 AM EDT
Oct 17, 2021; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf (14) runs after a pass reception as Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback James Pierre (42) and cornerback Tre Norwood (21) chase during the fourth quarter at Heinz Field. Pittsburgh won 23-20 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports


DK Metcalf, though being a well-built Seattle Seahawks wide receiver, did not rise to his expectations in his matchup against Pittsburgh Steelers. Late in the game, the Seahawks were in control of the ball and trailing to Steelers 20-17.

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Geno Smith hurled the ball towards Metcalf from 2nd down and third with just 18 seconds left in the clock. Metcalf ran with the ball instead of running out of play after the first down in order to save some valuable seconds. This led to a fumble and the Seahawks lost the chance to seal the game.

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DK Metcalf cost the Seahawks a crucial win?

The game took a dramatic turn after the Seahawks settled for a field goal, making the score even at 20-20 in the end, forcing the game to reach overtime. However, had Metcalf made a conscious move late in the fourth quarter, the Seahawks would have scored a touchdown sealing a win against the Steelers.

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Ultimately, the game ended in the favor of the Steelers breaking the heart of Geno Smith who looked sharp throughout the game but fumbled the ball on his first rush attempt of the game in the OT. And the Steelers took full advantage of the opportunity as they ended the match with a game-winning 37-yard field goal, leading the scoreboard at 23-20.

Along with the unfortunate loss against the Steelers, the Seahawks also lost their young defensive end, Darrell Taylor, to a possibly serious neck injury. However, according to NBC’s Michele Tafoya, “It was confirmed to me by Seahawks PR that he is moving all of his extremities.”

Geno Smith has two more games left to prove himself

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The loss was a big disappointment for the Russell Wilson replacement quarterback, Geno Smith, as he was looking forward to seal the deal in his first appearance as a starter since 2017. But unfortunately had to settle for a marginal loss due to a bad call made by the wide receiver in the end.

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With Wilson listed in the injury reserve, these three games are supposed to be the defining ones for Smith. He has to prove that he belongs in the league as a starting QB rather than being a second choice. Though looking sharp not in the stats table but in the field, the QB settled for a loss in the end.

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Sauvik Banerjee

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Sauvik Banerjee is currently an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. After completing his Bachelor’s degree in English and Economics from Lucknow University, Sauvik combined his love for NFL and passion for writing to work for team ES. Sauvik has functioned as a content marketing intern at Kyari Innovations and had a brief stint with Knocksense Lucknow.

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