Patrick Peterson is D.K. Metcalf’s Kryptonite

Patrick Peterson and Josh Norman
Josh Norman (left) and Patrick Peterson (right) in 2017. PHOTO CREDIT: Keith Allison//Flickr

Sunday night’s game between Arizona and Seattle sure didn’t disappoint. It was an all-out war between offensive juggernauts and two of the most entertaining quarterbacks in the game. Offensive warfare accounted for nearly 1,100 total yards and 71 combined points. 

While on the defensive side of the ball, there were 5 total takeaways, with the most memorable play of the game coming on a long interception return. 

Cardinals’ stud corner Budda Baker picked off Russell Wilson close to the endzone and had nothing but green in front of him. Little did he know, D.K. Metcalf, who was deep in the endzone, would chase him down like Game 7 LeBron and save the touchdown. 

Metcalf was the talk of social, as if he was killing it during the game. Everyone was talking about him.

Metcalf fantasy owners, on the other hand, wondered if he was even playing. 

Patrick Peterson CLAMPED the seemingly unstoppable receiver. The 30 year old absolutely held Metcalf. 

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Peterson shadowed Metcalf for most of the game and held him to a measly 2 catch, 23 yard performance. 

Keep in mind that Metcalf averaged close to 100 receiving yards. coming into this game. He’s also one of the hottest receivers of 2020. Earlier in the year, he dominated Stephon Gilmore, who many regard as the best cover corner in the league. After turning Gilmore into his son, I personally questioned if anybody would be able to slow Metcalf down. 

Peterson did just that AND THEN SOME on national television for the world to see. 

Was this just a fluke? Was Metcalf hungover or something and just had a bad day?

The one other time the two lined up against each other came in last year’s week 16. SPOILER ALERT: the results were actually worse. Metcalf couldn’t haul in a single reception even while playing 98 percent of his team’s offensive snaps.  

D.K. Metcalf might be a superhuman, but Patrick Peterson and the three cone drill are his Kryptonite. 

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