The Seattle Seahawks Escape Against the Philadelphia Eagles
The Seattle Seahawks and the Philadelphia Eagles would be the final game of Wild Card Weekend at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After Jadeveon Clowney tackled Josh McCown on a fourth-down play after the two-minute warning, Seattle had a chance to put the game to bed on the next drive.
These two teams met earlier in the year and the Seahawks beat the Eagles by the same exact score.
Wilson completed 18-of-30 passes for 325 yards and one touchdown. He also rushed for 45 yards on nine carries. Metcalf caught seven receptions for 160 yards receiving. This was a record for a rookie wide receiver in his first career playoff game.
In the first quarter, Carson Wentz was knocked out of the game by Clowney. Wentz suffered a concussion and he did not return. This was his first career playoff game and it will be interesting to see what the narrative will be about him this week.
Carson Wentz completed 1-of-4 passes in this game for three yards.
Russell Wilson asked Philadelphia Eagles Head Coach Doug Pederson after the game if Wentz is okay and Pederson told him yes.
With the game tied at three in the second quarter, Seattle scored on a 5-yard rushing touchdown by Marshawn Lynch with 1:06 remaining in the first half.
Lynch finished with seven yards rushing on six carries and a score. He also caught two passes for 25 yards receiving.
Travis Homer rushed for 12 yards on 11 carries. He also caught one pass for five yards receiving.
Tyler Lockett also caught four passes for 62 yards receiving for Seattle.
With the Seahawks leading 10-6 in the third quarter, Russell Wilson threw a 53-yard touchdown pass to D.K. Metcalf.
Jake Elliott made a 38-yard field goal after that for Philadelphia. Elliott also made a 26-yard field goal earlier in the third quarter and he also made a 46-yard field goal in the second quarter.
With 6:21 remaining in regulation on a fourth-and-4 play from the Seattle 24-yard line, Josh McCown threw a pass intended for Miles Sanders. Sanders flat out dropped it. Had he caught it, it would have been a first-down.
McCown completed 18-of-24 passes for 174 yards. He also rushed for 23 yards on five carries.
Miles Sanders was the leading rusher for the Philadelphia Eagles with 69 yards on 14 carries. He also caught three passes for eight yards receiving.
Dallas Goedert was the leading receiver for Philadelphia with seven receptions for 73 yards receiving.
Zach Ertz caught two passes for 44 yards receiving. He consoled McCown after the game because Josh McCown got emotional because he gave it his all given the circumstances of this football game.
Had McCown gotten injured, Greg Ward Jr. would have come in the game to be the quarterback. He caught three passes for 24 yards receiving. Ward Jr. also rushed for three yards on one carry.
Boston Scott rushed for 25 yards on six carries. He also caught three passes for 23 yards receiving.
Deontay Burnett caught one pass for five yards receiving for the Eagles.
This team will be hopefully a lot healthier next season and injuries finally caught up to them. It was a very long list for them this season and it will be interesting to see what personnel decisions they make this offseason and no Eagles fans, that doesn’t include changing quarterbacks.
The Seattle Seahawks recorded seven sacks in this game.
Because of it, Seattle (12-5) will have a date on the road against the Green Bay Packers (13-3) next Sunday in the NFC Divisional Round.
As for the Philadelphia Eagles (9-8), their season is complete and we will see what the offseason brings for them.
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