Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf says his quarterback Russell Wilson is back into the MVP after conversation after putting up a great performance to lead his team to a win over the San Francisco 49ers. Wilson went 27-of-37 for 261 yards, four touchdowns and zero interceptions as the Seahawks beat their big rivals 49ers 37-27 at CenturyLink Field to improve to 6-1 on the season.
Last week, Wilson threw three interceptions against the Arizona Cardinals and the Seahawks ended up losing in overtime. "The 'Russ for MVP' train is back on the tracks," Metcalf said after Wilson threw four touchdowns in their win over the 49ers, as quoted on ESPN.
"Let's go." Metcalf had a monstrous game against the 49ers as he caught 12 of 15 passes targeted his way for 161 yards and two touchdowns. "What a fantastic game he played," Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said of Metcalf.
"Just so tough and so physical. Just a dominant player out there today with a couple touchdowns and just big plays, one right after another."
Wilson praises rookie running back DeeJay Dallas
The Seahawks were missed their top running backs but rookie Dallas rushed for 41 yards and caught one of Wilson's four touchdowns.
"He played an unbelievable game," Wilson said of Dallas. "I thought he was lights-out. He was very calm in the huddle. He was on top of his protections. He was very efficient in the run game, caught the ball well.
Just a special player, and I'm glad he's on our team and stepped up." Seahawks defensive coordinator Ken Norton Jr. was keen on blitzing the 49ers and Seahawks All-Pro linebacker Bobby Wagner delivered a vintage performance as he had 11 tackles and two sacks.
"I thought Kenny did a really nice job of adjusting, to let them have more opportunities to see if they could create problems, like sending them and doing the things that we did," Carroll said. "Bobby was phenomenal today.
He had a couple sacks, but he had three or four other rushes, too, where he was a factor and bothered the quarterback. ... He's a great leader. He never said anything to this team that he wouldn't ask of himself, and he came through in a great way and kind of solidified what a stud leader that he is."
The Seahawks were missing their All-Pro safety Jamal Adams but he is expected to be ready to face the Buffalo Bills this week. "We're getting there, and we're going to keep better," Carroll said of Seattle's defense. "I know I'm going to keep saying it to you, but it's because it's gonna happen."