DETROIT—As media reported in real time that DK Metcalf was being carted into the locker room during the second half of Sunday's game, the news no doubt triggered plenty of fear and dread among Seahawks fans, but in case you missed the subsequent updates and only saw that first bit of news, you can breathe easy knowing Seattle's star receiver is doing just fine.
As it turned out, Metcalf wasn't injured, he just needed a bathroom break.
"I was hurting," he said with a smile after recording a season-high 149 receiving yards in a 48-45 win. "Had a little tummy ache, and had to get it taken care of."
Metcalf insists the cart wasn't his idea, but as it turns out it was useful given the unusually long distance between the visitor's sideline and locker room at Ford Field.
"See, I didn't even ask for that," Metcalf said. "I was going to jog off the field, then Strick (head athletic trainer David Stricklin) got a cart for me, and I was like, 'Might as well.'"
"I don't like taking the cart, but in that situation, I give myself a pass."
Darryl Johnson Leaves First Seahawks Start With Sprained Ankle
Outside linebacker Darryl Johnson has impressed coaches since joining the team as a September waiver claim, and on Sunday he earned a start at outside linebacker, taking the place of Darrell Taylor. Unfortunately for Johnson, he was unable to finish the game, leaving early due to an ankle injury, the severity of which was not yet known after the game.
"He sprained his ankle," Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said. "I don't know how bad, but he has an ankle sprain."
Another Seahawks Scorigami!
If a wild shootout ending with a 48-45 score seemed unusual, well, that's because it was. In fact, prior to Sunday an NFL game had never before ended with that final score.
Games ending in a unique score have been coined scorigami by SB Nation Labs creative director Jon Bois, who has become something of an expert on this odd field. And for whatever reason, Carroll's Seahawks have been involved in an unusual amount of those games. In fact, from 2010 to 2018, the Seahawks had a scorigami game every season, winning all nine of them, including a 43-8 win in Super Bowl XLVIII. Carroll once referred that streak as "freakin’ awesome."
After his team's latest scorigami win, Carroll quipped, "We wanted to come out exactly that way."
Welcome, Baby Myers
When the Seahawks returned to the locker room following Sunday's game, there was more to celebrate than just the victory. As Carroll noted in his postgame press conference, the team also found out that kicker Jason Myers' wife gave birth to the couple's second child.
"Jason Myers' wife had a baby about five minutes before we got back to the locker room, so everybody was really excited about that," Carroll said.
The Seahawks face the Lions in Detroit for Week 4 of the season at Ford Field on October 2, 2022. Game action photos are presented by Washington's Lottery.