Saints: 3 Seahawks who can ruin Week 7

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1. D.K. Metcalf

D.K. Metcalf and Russell Wilson have been busy making a legacy for themselves in Seattle, one that might rival Mahomes and Hill or Rodgers and Adams.

Wilson won’t be able to play in Week 7 against New Orleans, but that won’t stop Metcalf from barreling forward to blaze his own history.

The third-year wideout is arguably the most promising young talent on the Seahawks, and he’ll be Seattle’s No. 1 threat against the Saints’ secondary. Metcalf broke the franchise record for receiving yards in his second year, posting 1,303 yards and adding 10 touchdowns.

In 2021, he’s on pace to reach and potentially exceed those numbers with 441 yards on 31 catches and five touchdowns, and a career-high catch completion rate of nearly 69 percent.

It’s not like Metcalf will be playing with Taysom Hill as a backup QB (sorry, Taysom). In Wilson’s absence, backup QB Geno Smith has stepped up in the last two games, throwing for 340 yards and two touchdowns.

Metcalf has elite receiving ability to thrive under almost every arm, and as Seattle’s go-to wideout, he’ll be the one wreaking the most havoc in New Orleans’ backfield. Even in Seattle’s loss to the Rams in Week 5, Metcalf schooled Jalen Ramsey and caught all five of his targets that game.

Metcalf can bring his A-game against the best corners of the game (we’ll see how Lattimore fares here) and playing with just mid-tier quarterbacks.

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Good thing the Saints had that extra week to regroup. Lockett, Taylor, and Metcalf will be quite the handful.