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Seahawks set several new franchise records in win vs. 49ers

Seattle Seahawks v San Francisco 49ers Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

The Seattle Seahawks offense may have cooled off substantially from its red-hot beginning, but there’s no doubt that as a whole this has been a successful regular season and a record-setting year for several players.

Seattle’s first new franchise mark on Sunday was set by DK Metcalf, who surpassed Steve Largent for most receiving yards in a single-season. He finished with 1,303 yards on 83 catches, a slight improvement on his yards per reception compared to his rookie campaign.

Here’s Steve congratulating DK:

While Metcalf had a quiet game overall, Tyler Lockett was back to his best and helped lead Seattle’s comeback. With 12 catches for 90 yards and a pair of touchdowns, Lockett became the first Seahawks player to reach 100 catches in a season... and he did it on that 4th and goal touchdown to give Seattle the lead for good. How fitting!

By the way, the previous record for receptions was 94, held by both Doug Baldwin and Bobby Engram.

Jason Myers wrapped up his 2020 regular season with 100% field goal success on 23 attempts, making him just the third kicker in NFL history to have that many tries without a miss in a regular season. The other two were Gary Anderson and Mike Vanderjagt and I do not want to have Myers follow in their footsteps when it comes to critical field goals in the playoffs.

And lastly, the Alex Collins touchdown after the Benson Mayowa strip-sack wrapped up the Seahawks’ regular season point total at 459 (8th in the NFL). The previous franchise record was 452 in 2005, which led the NFL. What makes this year’s feat impressive is the fact that 100% of Seattle’s touchdowns were on offense. This is indeed the first time in franchise history that they have gone the entire regular season without a defensive or special teams return.

Meanwhile, Russell Wilson didn’t set any team records specifically in this game but he did join some legendary company by throwing a career-high 40 touchdown passes in 2020.

We should also mention 267 regular season touchdown passes for his career, which is the second-most for an NFL QB through his first nine seasons in league history, surpassing Dan Marino.