NFL

Wilson and the Seahawks Sneaked Past the Eagles in a Nail-Biting 23-17 Victory

Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks sneaked past the Philadelphia Eagles in a nail-biting 23-17 victory, Monday, Nov. 30, 2020 in Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia. The Seahawks’ win was helped by a rushing game that produced 76 yards and one rushing touchdown, and by a 230 yards and one touchdown effort by Wilson.

Wilson ended the game with 230 yards passing, to go along with one touchdown, zero interceptions, and completing 22 of 31 passes. This performance led to a 102.90 passer rating for Wilson.

The Seahawks deployed a rushing game led by Chris Carson and Carlos Hyde. For the game, Carson carried the ball eight times and rushed for 41 yards, leading to one touchdown. Hyde supplemented by carrying the ball 15 times for a total of 22 yards. In the passing game, the Seahawks’ top receivers were DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett. Metcalf caught 10 passes for a total of 177 yards, while Lockett contributed with 23 yards from three passes.

With zero forced fumbles, six tackles for loss and six sacks , the Seahawks got just the defensive help it needed to get the win.

On the losing side of the game, Carson Wentz of the Eagles ended the day with two touchdowns, along with 215 yards, one interception, and a 73.80 passer rating.

The Eagles’ rushing game was led by Boston Scott and Miles Sanders. For the game, Scott carried the ball two times, rushed for seven yards, and no touchdowns. Sanders supplemented and carried the ball a total of six times for a total of 15 yards. Meanwhile Travis Fulgham and Alshon Jeffery were the top 2 aerial passing targets for the Eagles. Fulgham caught two passes from Wentz for a total of 16 yards, while Jeffery contributed with 15 yards from two passes.

In a losing effort, the Eagles defense contributed with two sacks , zero forced fumbles, no tackles for loss, and zero defensive touchdowns for the game.

With the win, the Seahawks leave with a record of 8-3 for the season, while the Eagles record for the season now stands at 3-7.