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:
Respect from an all-time great.— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) January 3, 2021
Steve Largent shares a congratulations message to @dkm14 as DK breaks Largent's franchise record for most receiving yards in a single season. pic.twitter.com/WQVX0Skq6j
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.
According to @NFLResearch, with two touchdowns today, @Seahawks QB @DangeRussWilson joined Kurt Warner, Tom Brady & Drew Brees as the only non-first-round quarterbacks to throw 40 passing touchdowns in a single season in NFL history. #GoHawks— Seahawks PR (@seahawksPR) January 4, 2021
According to @NFLResearch, @Seahawks QB @DangeRussWilson joined Peyton Manning (2012-2014) as the only quarterbacks in NFL history with 30-plus pass touchdowns & a 100-plus passer rating in three consecutive seasons (2018-20). #GoHawks— Seahawks PR (@seahawksPR) January 4, 2021
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.