Seahawks down Eagles behind Metcalf’s big game
DK Metcalf made 10 catches for 177 yards and recovered a late onside kick as the Seattle Seahawks defeated the host Philadelphia Eagles 23-17 on Monday night.
The Seahawks (8-3) moved a game ahead of the Los Angeles Rams in the NFC West, while the Eagles (3-7-1) dropped into third in the NFC East after entering the weekend with the division lead.
Seattle’s Russell Wilson completed 22 of 31 passes for 230 yards and a touchdown, a 1-yarder to David Moore. That score was set up by a 52-yard completion to Metcalf on third-and-13 from the Seahawks’ own 47-yard line. Chris Carson rushed for a TD after missing four straight games with a foot injury, and Jason Myers added three field goals.
The Eagles’ Carson Wentz was 25 of 45 for 215 yards, two touchdowns and one interception, and he rushed for a game-high 42 yards. Wentz completed a tipped Hail Mary pass to Richard Rodgers from 33 yards out with 12 seconds left, but Metcalf fell on the ensuing onside kick.
Wentz’s interception came with 8:40 remaining. Trailing 20-9, Eagles coach Doug Pederson decided to go for it on fourth-and-4 at Seattle’s 15-yard line. Wentz tried to find tight end Dallas Goedert, but the pass sailed high and wide and was picked off by Seattle’s Quandre Diggs in the end zone.
The Seahawks led 14-6 at the half, and it probably should have been a larger margin.
Seattle turned the ball over on downs in Eagles territory on each of its first two possessions, including on fourth-and-goal the first time it had the ball.
The Seahawks built a 14-0 lead — on the TD catch by Moore and a bruising 16-yard run by Carson — before the Eagles even made a first down.
Philadelphia went three-and-out on its first five possessions against the Seahawks’ league-worst defense, gaining a total of four yards.
The Eagles finally got their offense on track on their final drive of the half, moving 75 yards in 15 plays and capped by Wentz’s 3-yard TD pass to Goedert with 12 seconds left.
The teams traded field goals in the third quarter — a 42-yarder by Philadelphia’s Jake Elliott and a 44-yarder by Myers. Myers added 33- and 39-yard field goals in the fourth.
–Field Level Media