The Seattle Seahawks were coming off a bye week. They would have a huge contest on the road on Sunday afternoon against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Seattle’s defense forced five turnovers in this game as they took down Philadelphia by a score of 17-9.
With the Seahawks trailing 3-0 in the first-quarter, Russell Wilson threw a 33-yard touchdown pass to Malik Turner.
Wilson completed 13-of-25 of his passes for 200 yards one touchdown and one interception. He also rushed for 15 yards on three carries.
Turner’s touchdown reception was his only catch in this game.
Tyler Lockett was the leading receiver for Seattle with one reception for 38 yards receiving.
With the Seattle Seahawks leading 10-3 in the fourth-quarter, Rashaad Penny scored on a 58-yard rushing touchdown. Penny rushed for 129 yards on 14 carries and a score.
With 22 seconds remaining in regulation, Carson Wentz threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Zach Ertz (missed 2-point conversion). Wentz completed 33-of-45 passes for 256 yards one touchdown and two interceptions. He also rushed for 27 yards on five carries.
This was his worst game of the NFL season. I understand that he did not have DeSean Jackson, Alshon Jeffrey, or Nelson Agholor in this game, but that doesn’t excuse his poor performance. There are probably some Philadelphia Eagles fans that miss Nick Foles.
Ertz caught 12 passes for 91 yards receiving and a touchdown.
Miles Sanders was the leading rusher in this game for Philadelphia with 63 yards on 12 carries. He caught three passes for 23 yards receiving.
J.J. Arcega-Whiteside caught two passes for 43 yards receiving.
Jay Ajayi rushed for 16 yards on six carries. Jordan Howard did not play in this game for the Philadelphia Eagles.
Philadelphia’s defense also forced two fumbles in this game.
They had a last second chance to recover an onside kick, but they failed.
With the Dallas Cowboys (6-5) losing on the road against the New England Patriots (10-1) by a score of 13-9, the Eagles are only one game back of Dallas for first place in the NFC East.
Philadelphia is about to hit one of the easiest stretches ever in the final five games of the regular season. They have to play the Miami Dolphins (3-10), the Washington Redskins (2-9), and the New York Giants (2-9) twice.
The Philadelphia Eagles will face the Cowboys at home in Week 16.
If the San Francisco 49ers (9-1) lose to the Green Bay Packers (8-2) on Sunday night football, Seattle will move into first place in the NFC West. San Francisco would drop to the number five seed in the NFC.
The Seattle Seahawks (9-2) will host the Minnesota Vikings (8-3) next Monday night.
The Philadelphia Eagles (5-6) will go on the road and face the Miami Dolphins (3-10) next Sunday.