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DK Metcalf becomes youngest player in Seahawks history to score TD in a playoff game

DK Metcalf, Seahawks

The Seattle Seahawks managed to hit the road across the country and take down the fourth seed Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday afternoon. In a stunning turn of events, however, it was rookie wide receiver DK Metcalf who led the way for the Seahawks as the first-year pass-catcher dazzled in his postseason debut.

Not only that, but Metcalf actually made a bit of history in the process as his Seahawks took down the NFC East Champion Eagles, 17-9, in the Wild Card round. According to NFL Research, Metcalf notably became the youngest player in franchise history to score a postseason touchdown.

The 22-year-old pass-catcher, who was originally selected by the Seahawks, tallied a whopping 160 yards and the lone score on seven receptions against the Eagles. Metcalf’s 53-yard touchdown reception was his longest of the day as the rookie wideout led the Seahawks in every major receiving category on Sunday afternoon in Philadelphia.

Fortunately for the Seahawks, the Eagles entered the contest as by far the most injured team in the league. While Seattle has encountered a slew of injuries themselves, the healthier team ultimately came away with the victory despite having to travel thousands of miles across the country and into one of the most hostile environments in the NFL today.

Now, the Eagles have been sent home as the Seahawks begin to gear up for another road playoff game against the heralded Green Bay Packers, who received a bye week to open the postseason as the No. 2 seeded team in the NFC.