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Seattle Seahawks WR DK Metcalf Ready For 'Good Battle' vs. Baltimore Ravens

Seattle Seahawks receiver DK Metcalf is ready to battle against arguably the best defense in the NFL on Sunday when they travel to face the Baltimore Ravens.

The Seattle Seahawks travel to face the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday in what looms as a true measure of what Pete Carroll's team is made of, and receiver DK Metcalf is up for the challenge.

The Ravens currently have the best defense in the NFL in terms of points allowed per game (15.1). They also lead the league in sacks (31.0), are 15th in takeaways (11), and 10th in allowing third down conversions (37.40 percent) along with having the NFL interception leader in Geno Stone (5) as well.

But for Metcalf, who has overcome an illness, he is ready for the battle against the Ravens stout defense on Sunday.

“They’re stout up front, they have a heavy rotation of guys," Metcalf said. "They’ve got pretty good linebackers in Roquan Smith and Patrick Queen, then they’ve got a steady back end that’s pretty solid. Another challenge for us to go out there and just continue to do what we do on offense. I think it’s going to be a tough game all around for us because they play a similar style to us, just playing up against somebody who’s hardnose and who’s going to fight to the very end like the Baltimore Ravens. I think it’s going to be a good battle.” 

If the Seahawks are to win this showdown on Sunday, then Geno Smith needs to spread the ball around.

While Metcalf and Tyler Lockett will no doubt see plenty of targets, rookies Jaxon Smith-Njigba and Jake Bobo have hit form over the last couple of games.

Seahawks receiver Dk Metcalf (14) is ready for a battle on Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens.

Seahawks receiver Dk Metcalf (14) is ready for a battle on Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens.

Smith-Njigba has seven receptions for 99 yards and two touchdowns while Bobo has six receptions for 84 yards and a touchdown. The young duo is starting to stake their claim on Shane Waldron's offense.

Metcalf had glowing words for his fellow young receivers.

“They’ve just been consistent ever since training camp," Metcalf said. "Normally sometimes a guy will start showing their hand or start getting tired because the NFL season is longer than a college football season, but they haven’t shown any signs of slowing down or any signs of fatigue. I think that’s the best part that their showing is no signs of slowing down.” 

With the Seahawks having the 11th-ranked offense (24.0 points per game), against the Ravens, they will need a complete effort to put up enough points against a stellar Baltimore defense.

If they can bring it all together on Sunday, and get all their weapons involved, then this "battle" could end up being won by the traveling Seahawks and would send a message to the NFL that the 2023 version is one that must be taken seriously.