Touchdown passes in abundance for Russell Wilson against Seahawks Patriots

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SEATTLE – DK Metcalf scored a game-changing touchdown during the Seattle Seahawks’ season opener last week, when he defeated Atlanta Falcons cornerback Isaiah Oliver on a fourth and third Game.

The victim of Metcalf’s second touchdown of the season on Sunday was reigning NFL defensive player of the year, New England Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore.

The Seahawks second-year wide receiver showed he had the strength to go along with his blazing speed when he battled through contact from Gilmore for a shot over the shoulder of quarterback Russell Wilson, leading to a 54-yard touchdown. It was Wilson’s second touchdown of the game.

The game tied the Seahawks-Patriots game at 14 midway through the second quarter. According to ESPN Stats & Information, it was the first touchdown allowed by Gilmore as the closest defender in coverage since 2018. Last season, Gilmore hit a high of 96 targets without allowing a TD.

Gilmore followed Metcalf for much of the game’s first half.

Midway through the third quarter, Wilson threw a nice pass, a 38-yard touchdown to wide receiver David Moore. The Seahawks edged the Patriots 21-17 with seven minutes remaining in the third quarter.

Wilson’s 38-yard TD pass, according to NFL Next Gen Stats, had a 6.3% probability of completion – the lowest on a completed pass this season and the third lowest since the measure began tracking in 2017.

Wilson threw his fourth touchdown of the game, a 21-yard shot at Freddie Swain, with two minutes left in the third quarter.

With less than five minutes to go, Wilson threw his fifth touchdown pass of the night, an 18-yard throw to Chris Carson. Wilson’s five touchdowns are tied in a game against a team coached by Bill Belichick. Drew Brees also launched five in 2009.

The touchdown gave the Seahawks a 35-23 lead.



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