But for much of the day when it mattered most, the Seahawks looked to their rookie wide receiver to make big plays. D.K. Metcalf’s massive day With Seattle holding a 10-6 lead early in the third quarter, quarterback Russell Wilson faked a handoff before looking down the left sideline to find Metcalf streaking past Eagles cornerback Avonte Maddox. He lofted a pass that traveled 40 yards in the air into the outstretched hands of Metcalf, who corralled the ball and tumbled to the ground as he reached to make the catch.
No one is confusing Kirk Cousins for an elite quarterback, but he made several great throws in OT to beat the Saints. And game managers have won Super Bowls before.
In reality, Toronto Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry was simply talking about being one of the most productive players in the NBA over the past decade. During the 2010s, only six players had a higher VORP (Value Over Replacement Player) than Lowry, the engine behind Toronto’s turnaround as a franchise: LeBron James, Russell Westbrook, James Harden, Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and Chris Paul. Pretty impressive company.
After appearing in just 30 regular-season contests dating to 2016, Chicago Bears right guard Kyle Long, 31, announced on Sunday that he was retiring after seven NFL seasons.
The unbeaten Aztecs moved into the Power Rankings’ top five and have the tools to stay there.
Man United may need a goalkeeper change, and Liverpool’s Curtis Jones had a shining moment. Here are the top takeaways from this weekend’s action.