The Seattle Seahawks knew exactly what they were getting when they waltzed in Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Sunday afternoon: A 1-6 team without starting quarterback Matt Ryan.
But whether the Seahawks would rise to the occasion and take advantage of the lowly Falcons were a question only Seattle could answer, and they did in Week 8.
Behind a bounce-back performance from quarterback Russell Wilson, who connected with DK Metcalf and Chris Carson for three combined touchdowns, the Seahawks (now 6-2) took down the Falcons in Atlanta.
Here’s a look at the top moments on social media from the Seahawks 27-20 victory.
Seattle settled for a field goal in the opening quarter, but it was DK Metcalf who had the first touchdown of the day.
The pacifier mouthpiece-wearing wideout hauled in a 4-yard touchdown from Wilson to make 10-0, Seattle. Metcalf channeled Tyreek Hill and threw up a "peace sign" in classic fashion.
DK Metcalf's touchdown feels like a good time to share this beautiful image (via ScruffyRighty on Field Gulls) pic.twitter.com/zyjnPDkrv1— Alistair Corp (@byAlistairCorp) October 27, 2019
Seahawks destroying the Falcons? ✔️— Evan (@EvaninSEA) October 27, 2019
Russell Wilson passing his stats? ✔️
Rashaad Penny trade value rising? ✔️
DK Metcalf memes? ✔️
DK Metcalf entered the week with a league-high 10 end zone targets. No one told the Falcons. Wide open score for the rookie.— Matthew Berry (@MatthewBerryTMR) October 27, 2019
But Metcalf hour wasn’t over yet. Wilson found Metcalf before halftime for another TD pass, and Seahawks Twitter nearly lost it.
DK Metcalf’s pacifier mouthpieces are always fire ✌️ pic.twitter.com/SAmfaeuQ0c— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) October 27, 2019
A seven-play, 46-yard drive ended in a TD from running back Chris Carson. Carson celebrated accordingly, sharing a moment with his teammates Jacob Hollister and Russell Wilson.
Nobody runs angrier than Chris Carson. It's awesome.— Field Yates (@FieldYates) October 27, 2019
Skraight Up, Chris Carson wasn’t hugged a ton. He runs like he hates being touched and punishes anyone who attempts— Ryan Clark (@Realrclark25) October 27, 2019
Carson is probably the closest thing to Marshawn Lynch in the league. He’s not Marshawn, but, come on.— Chris (Molly's neighbor) (@30AcreFortress) October 27, 2019
Despite a near comeback from the Falcons, the Seahawks were able to come away with a win in Atlanta.
Seattle heads back home in Week 9, where they’ll welcome the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (2-4) to CenturyLink Field. Kick off is set for 1:05 p.m.