Good morning, 12s. Here's a look at what's happening today – Monday, Nov. 29 – for your Seattle Seahawks.
DK Metcalf, Terry McLaurin Expected To Star On MNF
The 2019 NFL Draft was loaded with wide receiver talent.
Two were picked in the first round (Marquise Brown and N'Keal Harry), but many of the future stars dropped to the second and third rounds. Deebo Samuel, A.J. Brown, Mecole Hardman and DK Metcalf fell to the second round. Diontae Johnson and Terry McLaurin went in the third.
Metcalf and McLaurin will face off on Monday Night Football when the Seahawks visit the Washington Football Team. It'll be the second time these two compete, with Metcalf's Seahawks winning last year's matchup 20-15. In that game, DK had five catches for 43 yards and McLaurin had seven receptions for 77 yards.
This season has been more of the same for the two young stars. Metcalf is tied for fourth in the league with eight touchdown grabs, while McLaurin is seventh in the NFC at 73.5 yards per game.
Sporting News' Vinnie Iyer previewed tonight’s game and listed Metcalf and McLaurin as two of his three things to watch. Here's what he wrote:
"The Seahawks need to get their size-speed-strength receiver going on the outside again, too. (Russell) Wilson hasn't been able to hit home runs with Metcalf in his return but Washington's suspect cornerbacks are a good opportunity to help him get on track to join Tyler Lockett back in big downfield playmaking mode."
"The Washington wide receiver is an elite talent and with (Taylor) Heinicke getting him the ball in key spots again, he's letting the league see it. The Seahawks have no one healthy who can cover McLaurin's combination of size, speed or quickness. He was key to beating the Panthers last week and has another big game under the bright lights."
Joe Thomas Predicts Big Game From Russell Wilson
Russell Wilson is a catalyst for the Seahawks.
That's obvious -- he's the quarterback. But look at the numbers. In two wins as a starter this season, Wilson had six touchdowns and no interceptions. In four losses, he had four touchdowns to three interceptions.
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Joe Thomas, a former offensive lineman and current NFL Network analyst, expects Russ to regain his pre-injury form on Monday Night Football. In a series of bold predictions for Week 12, Thomas was the only analyst to mention the Seahawks. Here's what he wrote:
"Seattle has lost two straight, with Russell Wilson logging zero TDs and two INTs since returning from injury. Meanwhile, Washington has won its last two games. The Seahawks get right and get a three-point win on Monday night behind a 300-yard, three-TD performance by Wilson."
Social Post Of The Day
Carlos Dunlap flew from Washington state to Washington D.C. in style yesterday: