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Wilson lauds Metcalf's 'remarkable' chase down of Baker

By Sports Desk October 26, 2020

Russell Wilson described DK Metcalf's chase down of Budda Baker as "one of the most remarkable plays" he has ever seen after the Seattle Seahawks' loss to the Arizona Cardinals.

The Seahawks' unbeaten start to the NFL season came to an end with an 37-34 overtime loss to the Cardinals on Sunday.

Metcalf produced an incredible play during the second quarter, showing incredible speed to chase down Baker on his 90-yard interception return.

Wilson said the play by the Seahawks wide receiver was one of the best he had witnessed.

"It was one of the most remarkable plays I've ever seen," the Seattle quarterback told reporters.

"The play, the effort by DK, you know, I kind of got blocked by the lineman there and I was trying to get away and I tried to make the effort but DK had the angle, he just kept going man, it was just an unbelievable play by him, just the effort.

"I really respect him for that and if that's what it takes just as a winning effort, like I've told you guys he's one of the best players in the league, he's one of the most special guys I know.

"He's one of my best friends and I really respect him, not just because of his effort on that particular play, but that's who he is, that's who he is every day and he's consistent in that way and that's what I love him for."

Wilson completed 33 of 50 passes for 388 yards with three touchdowns and three interceptions, to go with 84 rushing yards, as the Seahawks (5-1) suffered their first loss of the season.

The MVP candidate became the first player in NFL history to have at least 380 passing yards and 80 rushing yards in a game.

"I thought we played a great game except for those three plays honestly and those were my fault," Wilson said. "There's so much that we can do and we have so much confidence, our confidence is not going to waver, they're a great football team too.

"We knew it was going to be a battle, it always is down here and whenever we play, so nothing really changes except for the fact that we just have to tighten up some things. I have to be better, which I'm looking forward to.

"I'm looking forward to playing the next game, I wish we could play tomorrow and that's just our mentality and we'll be back stronger, we'll be better and I thought we laid it all on the line."

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