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Penny, Metcalf lead Seahawks to 51-29 blowout of Lions

Seattle closed out its home schedule with its most impressive offensive showing of the season.
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Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, left, reacts with wide receiver DK Metcalf (14) after he passed Metcalf for a touchdown against the Detroit Lions during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

SEATTLE — Rashaad Penny rushed for a career-high 170 yards and two touchdowns, Russell Wilson threw three of his four TD passes to DK Metcalf, and the Seattle Seahawks routed the Detroit Lions 51-29. 

Seattle closed out its home schedule with its most impressive offensive showing of the season.

Penny rumbled for 144 yards in the first half, while Wilson threw TD passes to Metcalf and Tyler Lockett as Seattle built a 31-7 halftime lead. It was the fifth 50-point game in franchise history. Amon-Ra St. 

Brown ran for one touchdown and caught another for the Lions, but it was a lackluster performance by Detroit after several competitive games.