In spite of a lackluster performance from Russell Wilson and the Seattle offense, the Seahawks cruised to a 23-17 victory over the Eagles on “Monday Night Football,” thanks to another solid defensive effort.
Wilson completed 22 of 31 passes for 230 yards and a TD. The bulk of that went to D.K. Metcalf, who had 10 catches for 177 yards. That’s not a bad game by any stretch, but it’s far from the offensive explosion we’ve seen throughout the season. However, Seattle held Philadelphia to just 250 total yards and kept Carson Wentz quiet throughout most of the evening. Even though Wentz finished with a couple of touchdown passes, both came in the final seconds of each half, one of them coming on a Hail Mary into the end zone that was deflected into the hands of Richard Rodgers with 12 seconds remaining.
The Seahawks set the tone early on, forcing five-straight Philadelphia three-and-outs to start the game. But the Eagles came up with some big defensive plays to hang around, including a pair of fourth-down stops by Derek Barnett to keep Seattle scoreless in the first quarter.
Wilson finally broke the deadlock in the second quarter. After throwing a 52-yard bomb to Metcalf, he hit David Moore for a 1-yard TD to make it 7-0. The following Seattle possession, Chris Carson weaved in and out of the Eagles’ defense and rumbled forward for a 16-yard touchdown to make it 14-0.
That’s went Wentz and Philadelphia woke up. After beginning the game 2-of-8 passing for 4 yards, Wentz completed 5 of 9 for 26 yards, carried twice for 33 yards and capped off the final drive of the half with a touchdown pass to Dallas Goedert to make it a one-score game at halftime.
After that, though, Philadelphia struggled to get much going. Wentz added to his leage-worst tally of interceptions in the fourth quarter with a heave into the end zone that was picked off by Quandre Diggs. Still, his touchdown pass with 12 seconds remaining left the door open for a potential comeback. But Metcalf shut the door by recovering the onside kick, allowing Wilson to kneel down and end the game.
With the win, the Seahawks (8-3) capitalized on the Rams’ loss on Sunday and move a game up in the NFC West. Meanwhile, the Eagles (3-7-1) missed a chance to take the lead in the putrid NFC East.
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Seahawks vs. Eagles updates, highlights from ‘Monday Night Football’
(All times Eastern)
11:29 p.m. — FINAL: Seahawks 23, Eagles 17.
11:25 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, EAGLES. Welp, it isn’t over yet. Wentz lofts a prayer into the end zone and Richard Rodgers catches it off the tip for the 32-yard score. Myles Sanders punches in the 2-point conversion to make it 23-17 with 12 seconds remaining.
11:22 p.m. — FIELD GOAL, SEAHAWKS. Myers connects from 39 yards out to push Seattle’s lead to 23-9 with 1:13 remaining.
11:18 p.m. — Two-Minute Warning. Seattle has it, third and 10 at the Philadelphia 25-yard line.
11:15 p.m. — TURNOVER ON DOWNS. Wentz’s pass falls incomplete on fourth down and Seattle takes over at the Philadelphia 25-yard line with 2:14 remaining.
11:07 p.m. — Seahawks punt. Seattle can’t generate points from the turnover and Philadelphia gets the ball back at its 12-yard line with 3:54 remaining.
10:58 p.m. — INTERCEPTION. Wentz’s pass is picked off in the end zone by Quandre Diggs. Seattle takes over at its 20-yard line with 8:35 left to play.
10:48 p.m. — FIELD GOAL, SEAHAWKS. Myers hits from 33 yards out to extend Seattle’s lead to 20-9 with 11:08 remaining in the fourth quarter.
Nice play by Metcalf here to put the Seahawks in scoring position.
10:40 p.m. — TURNOVER ON DOWNS. This time Seattle’s defense comes up with the big play as K.J. Wright bats down Wentz’s pass on fourth down. Seahawks take over at the Eagles’ 48-yard line with 13:30 to play in the fourth quarter.
10:36 p.m. — END OF 3Q: Seahawks 17, Eagles 9. Philadelphia has it, second and 7 at its 43-yard line to start the fourth quarter.
10:30 p.m. — FIELD GOAL, SEAHAWKS. Tyler Lockett comes up a yard short on the third-down catch and Seattle has to settle for a 44-yard field goal from Jason Myers to extend the lead to 17-9 with 2:06 remaining in the third quarter.
10:17 p.m. — FIELD GOAL, EAGLES. Philadelphia cuts into the Seattle lead with a 42-yard field goal from Elliott. Some positive signs for the Eagles’ offense going back to their last possession of the first half. Seahawks lead 14-9 with 7:33 left in the third quarter.
10:05 p.m. — Seahawks go three and out. Nothing doing for Seattle to start the second half. Philadelphia gets the ball back at its 28-yard line with 13:22 left in the third quarter.
HALF — Seahawks 14, Eagles 6
9:48 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, EAGLES. Wentz connects with Dallas Goedert for a 3-yard TD. As bad as Philadelphia started, it’s a one-score game. Jake Elliott misses the PAT though, so Seattle leads 14-6 with 12 seconds left in the half.
9:39 p.m. — 2-Minute Warning. The Eagles finally got a first down! They have it, third and 5 at the Seahawks’ 31-yard line.
9:27 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, SEAHAWKS. Chris Carson weaves in and out and runs through the Philadelphia defense for a 16-yard TD run. Seattle leads 14-0 with 5:27 left in the second quarter.
9:16 p.m. — Eagles go three and out AGAIN. Brutal start for Philadelphia’s offense tonight. Seattle gets the ball back at its 34-yard line with 9:25 remaining in the first half.
9:08 p.m. — TOUCHDOWN, SEAHAWKS. Finally, Seattle breaks the deadlock. After Wilson hit D.K. Metcalf for a 52-yard bomb, he finds Moore for a 1-yard TD. Seahawks lead 7-0 with 10:56 left to play in the first half.
9:04 p.m. — Another Eagles three and out. Drink. Wentz is 2 of 7 for 4 yards. Jalen Hurts came in for a play and completed a 6-yard pass on his first attempt. Seattle takes over at its 32-yard line with 13:37 remaining in the second quarter.
8:59 p.m. — END OF 1Q: Seahawks 0, Eagles 0. Philadelphia has it, second and 9 at its 28-yard line to start the second quarter.
8:57 p.m. — Seahawks punt. This time, with the ball in its own territory, Seattle opts not to go for it on fourth and short. Philadelphia takes over at its 27-yard line with 15 seconds left in the first quarter.
8:51 p.m. — Eagles go three and out. Drink. Another rough drive for Philadelphia and Seattle gets the ball back at its 16-yard line, 1:46 remaining in the first quarter.
8:45 p.m. — TURNOVER ON DOWNS. Seattle goes for it again on fourth down and, again, Derek Barnett comes up with the big play and sacks Russell Wilson. Philadelphia takes over at its 38-yard line with 3:39 left in the first quarter.
8:38 p.m. — Eagles go three and out again. Carson Wentz is 0-for-4 so far throwing the ball tonight. Seattle gets the ball back at the Philadelphia 45-yard line, 5:19 left in the first quarter.
8:33 p.m. — TURNOVER ON DOWNS. Philadelphia comes up with the goal line stand as Derek Barnett gets in the back field on fourth down to bring down David Moore for a 5-yard loss on the jet sweep. Eagles take over at their 7-yard line, 6:57 remaining in the first quarter.
8:18 p.m. — Eagles go three and out. Philadelphia can’t get anything going and Seattle will take over at its 35-yard line for its first possession, 14:31 left in the first quarter.
8:15 p.m. — Seahawks win the toss. Seattle defers and the Eagles will get the ball to start the game.
Seahawks vs. Eagles start time
Kickoff: 8:15 p.m. ETTV channel (national): ESPNLive stream: ESPN app, fuboTV
‘Monday Night Football’ schedule 2020
Steelers 26, Giants 16
Titans 16, Broncos 14
Raiders 34, Saints 24
Chiefs 34, Ravens 20
Packers 30, Falcons 16
Saints 30, Chargers 27
Cardinals 38, Cowboys 10
Rams 24, Bears 10
Buccaneers 25, Giants 23
Patriots 30, Jets 27
Vikings 19, Bears 13
Rams 27, Buccaneers 24
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