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Monday Round-Up: DK Metcalf vs. Marshon Lattimore Matchup Highlights Important Monday Night Football Contest

The Seahawks’ No. 1 receiver will be lined up against the Saints’ No. 1 cornerback throughout the Seattle-New Orleans game in Week 7.

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Good morning, 12s. Happy Game Day! Here's a look at what's happening today – Monday, Oct. 25 – for your Seattle Seahawks.

NFL Media: Watch Out For DK Metcalf vs. Marshon Lattimore

As DK Metcalf has transformed into an elite wide receiver, his opponents have also become increasingly more skilled.

Now the Seahawks' No. 1 receiver, Metcalf routinely draws the defense's No. 1 cornerback. We've seen it with the Rams' Jalen Ramsey, and we'll see it again on Monday night against the Saints' Marshon Lattimore.

Metcalf exploded for 98 yards and two touchdowns against the Rams back in Week 5. Lattimore, a three-time Pro Bowler, will be an equally intriguing challenge. He's allowed just 12 receptions on 28 targets this season, per Pro Football Focus. Quarterbacks are often wise to just avoid Lattimore all together. There's no doubt that Geno Smith will look Metcalf's way, though, as the Ole Miss product had six catches on seven targets in Smith's first start last week.

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Listen To The Seahawks Insiders Podcast

Hosted by sideline reporter Jen Mueller, and Seahawks.com reporter John Boyle, the Seahawks Insiders podcast provides an in-depth analysis on the previous week's game as well as a preview of the upcoming matchup. Available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music and wherever else you might get your podcasts.

In NFL.com's Monday Night Football Preview, writer Jelani Scott highlighted the Metcalf-Lattimore matchup as one to watch. Here's what Scott wrote about the duel:

"What a way to be welcomed back from a bye week for Marshon Lattimore and the Saints secondary. The shutdown corner had the pleasure (?) of matching up with some of the NFL's best through the first five weeks. This week, he draws DK Metcalf in what will be their second head-to-head battle. Two years ago, a then-rookie Metcalf was solid but not spectacular against Lattimore and Co., finishing with two receptions for 67 yards in a six-point Saints win. The Seahawks wideout has evolved into a bona fide top-five player at his position since then, a title Lattimore can say he's had on his resume for the past several seasons. With Chauncey Gardner-Johnson matching up primarily against the always-dangerous Tyler Lockett in the slot, the game plan should allow Lattimore to spend most of the night shadowing Metcalf."

Seahawks Players Attend Seattle Kraken Home Opener

The NHL has officially arrived in Seattle, and several Seahawks players couldn't miss the Kraken's first game at Climate Pledge Arena.

While the Kraken lost to the Vancouver Canucks 4-2, it was a raucous atmosphere for the historic game on Saturday night. With the Seahawks off Sunday, players were able to attend the game and enjoy the evening.

Bobby Wagner, DK Metcalf, Russell Wilson and Poona Ford all went to the game. On the video board, Seahawks Legend Marshawn Lynch had a special message for the Seattle crowd. The Seahawks were well-represented, along with several other Seattle icons.

Here's a look at the social media reaction from the game:

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Matt Hasselbeck's children surprised him on ESPN's "Sunday NFL Countdown" yesterday ahead of his induction into the Seahawks' Ring of Honor:

The Seattle Seahawks and the New Orleans Saints will meet this Monday in Seattle at Lumen Field for Week 7 of the 2021 season. Take a look back at photos from the past games between the two teams.

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