All that mattered, in the end, was the 23-17 win for the Seattle Seahawks. The Seahawks win over the Philadelphia Eagles Monday left them atop of the NFC West Division. Was it not for a last-minute Hail Mary TD completion the score would have better reflected the Seahawk’s dominance over the Eagles?
DOMINANT HALF BUT NOT MUCH TO SHOW FOR IT
The Seahawks defense forced an Eagles 3 and out to start the game after deferring the first half kickoff. Two unsportsmanlike penalties moved the ball inside the Eagles red zone. The Seahawks offense looked to be right on schedule with a 1st and goal at the 5. The drive stalled when the offense was stopped on 4th down at the 3-yard line. The defense continued its dominance over the Eagles offense and forced another 3 and out. And just like the previous series the Seahawk’s offense was denied on 4th and goal and the offense gave the ball back to the Eagles offense.
OFFENSES GETS ON THE BOARD
A staunch effort by the Seahawks defense gave the ball back to the offense after another Philly 3 and out. The Seahawks finally unlocked the Eagles defense. A one-yard pass from Russell Wilson to David Moore gave the Seahawks a 7-0 lead and a vintage Chris Carson 16 yard gallop doubled the Seahawks lead at 14-0 after year another dominant effort by the Seahawks defense
The Eagles made a game of it on the last drive of the half when Carson Wentz hit Dallas Goedert with a three-yard touchdown pass. Although kicker Jake Elliot missed the extra point the Eagles went into the locker room with some reason optimism
Both defenses stiffened up in the second half and it became a field goal contest. Eagles kicker Jake Elliot hit from 42 yards out and Jason Myers upped him one by connecting from 33 and 39 yards to give the Seahawks a comfortable 23-9 lead with 1:16 left in the game. A Wentz to Dallas Rodgers Hail Mary with 21 seconds and the extra point gave some respectability to the score by overall it was a solid win by the Seahawks.
DK METCALF HAS ANOTHER BIG DAY
It’s no secret DK Metcalf is one of the top if not the top receiver in the NFL. When you are being compared to the Tyreek Hills of the world it means you have arrived.
As a result, Metcalf continues to get the attention of the other teams best defensive back. On Monday Night Metcalf went toe to with the Eagles Darius Slayer. Metcalf was all inside Slayers head catching 10 passes for a career best 177yards.
This is the fifth time this season Metcalf has had 100 receiving yards game. Metcalf now has 58 receptions for 1,039 yards and 9 touchdowns. Last year Metcalf finished the season with 58 receptions, 900 yards, and 7 touchdowns. The Seahawks still have five games left.