Seahawks hold on to beat Washington, clinch playoff spot
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) points upwards before the start of the first half of an NFL football game against the Washington Football Team, Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020, in Landover, Md. – Russell Wilson and the Seahawks built a big lead, and Seattle's suddenly opportunistic defense held on Sunday to beat Washington 20-15 and clinch a playoff spot. Wilson threw for a touchdown, Carlos Hyde ran 50 yards for a score, and the Seahawks (10-4) picked off Washington quarterback Dwayne Haskins twice. Wilson threw for 121 yards and a 10-yard TD pass to Jacob Hollister and ran for 52 on six carries. UP NEXTThe Seahawks host the Los Angeles Rams next Sunday with first place in the NFC West at stake, while Washington hosts Rivera's old team, the Carolina Panthers.
Big days from Wilson, Metcalf lead Seahawks past 49ers 37-27
Wilson and Metcalf tormented San Francisco and its banged up secondary as the top-scoring offense in the league continued to pile up points. Wilson found rookie DeeJay Dallas on a 2-yard TD pass after San Francisco went three-and-out to open the second half for a 20-7 lead. The momentum from two straight wins for San Francisco (4-4) evaporated in a hurry as more injuries continued to pile up. On Metcalf’s second TD, Moseley was flagged for interference but couldn’t keep Metcalf’s size and strength from still making the catch. San Francisco played without starters Deebo Samuel, Jeff Wilson Jr., Kwon Alexander and safety Jaquiski Tartt.
Recognize those names? Area is well-represented across NFL in 2020
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The NFL season is days away and the area is well-represented on rosters in 2020. Among area players, 26 are on NFL 53-man rosters and nine more are on practice squads. Among area schools, Trinity Christian leads the way with four players on NFL active (one) and practice squad (three) rosters. Eleven area counties are represented by players on NFL rosters: Baker, Camden, Charlton, Clay, Columbia, Duval, Glynn, Nassau, Putnam, St. Johns and Suwannee. The bulk of the area players on both active and practice rosters are from public schools (28).