The Seattle Seahawks entered the game for the second straight home game as underdogs, but you wouldn’t know it by how they played. With a giant chip on their shoulder, the under appreciated Seahawks took care of business at home against the highest scoring offense in the NFL. Seattle 24 – Eagles 10.
While the Seahawks were able to draw first blood with a 46-yard field goal from Blair Walsh. With a large play by Mike Davis and multiple penalties on Philidelphia, the Seahawks score the 1st touchdown the Eagles have allowed in the 1st quarter all year. The 11-yard touchdown would be by no other than Jimmy Graham, the highest targeted player in red-zone in the NFL.
In the second quarter, the Eagles were able to string together a long drive of their own with 16 plays taking 7:15 off the clock. But the Seahawks defense would stymie this potent offense in the red-zone to force a field goal. It appeared that the Eagles started to show up, but the Seahawks would hold the Eagles to just 3 in the first half.
The Eagles started the half in uptempo and it appeared to be working. But after another long drive, the Seahawks defense forced Wentz to fumble causing a touch back. Seattle would march down the field to connect on a 1-yard pass to Tyler Lockett.
Things would continue to get worse for the Eagles as they would lose Zach Ertz on the following drive. This would be the first game this season the Eagles had not scored a touchdown through the first 3 quarters.
The Eagles would finally score their first touchdown early in the fourth quarter. Wentz found some success with Nelson Aguilar matched up against former Eagle Byron Maxwell. Wilson would answer with a shot of his own to J.D. McKissic.
As time reached the 2 minute warning, Wentz would try one more time to reach the end zone targeting Byron Maxwell. Maxwell would redeem himself with an interception in the endzone. Seahawks would go on to win.
Have A Day
- Russell Wilson: 20/31, 227 yards, 3 touchdowns
- Seahawks Defense: 2 4th down stops, 3 sacks, 1 interception, held Wentz to 86.2 and highest scoring offense to 1 touchdown and 1 field goal