Seattle Seahawks 23-17 Philadelphia Eagles: DK Metcalf impresses as Seahawks win sloppy affair
The Eagles' offence goes three-and-out on each of their first five possessions against the Seahawks' league-worst defence, gaining a total of four yards; Carson Wentz goes 25 of 45 for 215 passing yards, two touchdowns and one interception
Last Updated: 01/12/20 9:25am
DK Metcalf had 10 catches for 177 yards, and recovered a late onside kick, as the Seattle Seahawks defeated the 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) are third in the NFC East, but still only one win behind the table-topping New York Giants (4-7).
Seattle's Russell Wilson completed 22 of 31 passes for 230 yards and a touchdown - a one-yarder to David Moore to open the scoring after both teams drew a blank in the first quarter. That score was set up by a 52-yard completion to Metcalf on third-and-13 from the Seahawks' 47-yard line.
- Seahawks stats: Russell Wilson, 22/31, 230 yards, 1 TD
- Rushing leader: Chris Carson, eight carries, 41 yards, 1 TD
- Receiving leader: D.K. Metcalf, 10 catches, 177 yards
Seattle had turned the ball over on downs in Eagles territory on both of their first two possessions, including on fourth-and-goal on their opening drive.
But, following Moore's TD, Chris Carson doubled their lead with an angry 16-yard touchdown run in his first game back from a foot injury that sidelined him for four weeks.
The Eagles offence, by comparison, started woefully, going three-and-out on each of their first five possessions against the Seahawks' league-worst defence, gaining a total of four yards.
- Eagles stats: Carson Wentz, 25/45, 215 yards, 2 TDs, 1 INT
- Rushing leader: Carson Wentz, five carries, 42 yards
- Receiving leader: Dallas Goedart, seven catches, 75 yards, 1 TD
Philadelphia finally got going on the final drive of the first half, moving 70 yards in 15 plays, with much-maligned quarterback Carson Wentz finding tight end Dallas Goedert for a three-yard TD with 12 seconds left. A failed extra point attempt meant the hosts trailed Seattle 14-6 at the break.
Wentz was 25 of 45 for 215 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in the game as a whole, also rushing for a game-high 42 yards.
Wentz's interception came with eight minutes and 40 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter when, trailing 20-9, Eagles head coach Doug Pederson decided to go for it on fourth-and-4 at from the Seattle 15-yard line.
|Seahawks 0-0 Eagles|
|Seahawks 7-0 Eagles||Russell Wilson one-yard TD pass to David Moore (extra point)|
|Seahawks 14-0 Eagles||Chris Carson 16-yard TD run (extra point)|
|Seahawks 14-6 Eagles||Carson Wentz three-yard TD pass to Dallas Goedert (failed extra point)|
|Seahawks 14-9 Eagles||Jake Elliott 42-yard field goal|
|Seahawks 17-9 Eagles||Jason Myers 44-yard field goal|
|Seahawks 20-9 Eagles||Jason Myers 33-yard field goal|
|Seahawks 23-9 Eagles||Jason Myers 39-yard field goal|
|Seahawks 23-17 Eagles||Carson Wentz 33-yard TD pass to Richard Rodgers (two-point conversion)|
The two teams had traded field goals in the third - a 42-yarder by Philadelphia's Jake Elliott and a 44-yarder by Jason Myers for Seattle. Myers added further 33-yard and 39-yard efforts in the fourth to see the Seahawks stretch ahead 23-9.
Wentz completed a tipped Hail Mary pass to Richard Rodgers for a 33-yard touchdown with 12 seconds left on the clock, they were successful with the subsequent two-point conversion, but Metcalf then fell on the onside kick to clinch victory for Seattle.
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