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Sam’s Film Room: How DK Metcalf beat the elite Stephon Gilmore

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On Sunday night, we witnessed what is likely going to be one of the best games of the entire 2020 season. When the Seattle Seahawks faced the New England Patriots, we saw a game that featured everything you need for a classic: quarterback battle between Russell Wilson and Cam Newton, back-and-forth scoring drives that kept the game close to the final play, and a star matchup between a rising talent in DK Metcalf and the best cornerback in the NFL, Stephon Gilmore.

In my latest video breakdown, I wanted to breakdown their matchup. According to my tracking, Metcalf was targeted five times while Gilmore was in coverage and was able to haul in three of those catches for 85 yards and a touchdown. In addition to these targets, I also discussed the general trends from this game and how the Patriots attempted to handle Metcalf by sending Gilmore at him with star coverage.

This video is just over 8 minutes. Sit back, relax, and I hope you enjoy it!