Seahawks survive injuries, beat Eagles 26-15

AP

The Seahawks had more problems with injuries than they had with the Eagles at home on Sunday afternoon.

Seattle took a 16-7 lead in the first half and built it to 26-7 in the second half before their main priority for the afternoon switched to getting through the game with a few healthy players left on the field. The Seahawks saw safety Earl Thomas and cornerback DeShawn Shead leave the game on defense while running backs C.J. Prosise and Troymaine Pope were both lost from the backfield in a game the Seahawks would eventually win 26-15.

The loss of the running backs left the Seahawks with backup quarterback Trevone Boykin taking a handoff late in the game and the team may need to find some new blood in the backfield if Prosise and Pope are out for an extended period of time. The good news in the backfield is that Thomas Rawls was back and ran well while picking up 57 yards on 14 carries and that the Seahawks had little issue moving the ball through the air.

That was true when Russell Wilson was throwing it — 18-of-31 for 271 yards — and when he was catching it on a gadget play in the third quarter. Wilson flipped to wide receiver Doug Baldwin on an end around and then floated out wide open to receive a pass from Baldwin that became his first career touchdown catch. The score extended Seattle’s lead and kept the second half from ever feeling too competitive.

Philadelphia flirted with changing that on a late touchdown pass to Dorial Green-Beckham, but they couldn’t recover an onside kick and their final offensive possession ended in a flurry of Carson Wentz incompletions. Wentz was 23-of-45 for 218 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions and the Eagles have their own backfield injury issues to deal with after Ryan Mathews and Darren Sproles both sat out the second half.

The Seahawks defense was winning the battle even before those two left the game, however, and the Eagles spent most of the day without much working offensively. Their wide receivers were particularly quiet until the Seahawks were up by 19 points and that remains a spot the Eagles will need to improve in the future.

The Eagles will hope to have them back next Monday night, but the playoff road is looking like an uphill one now that they’re 5-5 on the season. At 7-2-1, the Seahawks are in considerably better position and they can rest a little easier with the knowledge that having Wilson back at full health makes up for a lot of other missing pieces.

49 responses to “Seahawks survive injuries, beat Eagles 26-15

  1. So sick of hearing about what a class act Wilson is. I punked that dude when he was in college at Wisconsin. In 2011, I traveled there with some friends to watch our South Dakota Coyotes play his Badgers. After the game, we were at a bar when this clown showed up and started acting like he owned the place, talking about how he was going to “whoop on everyone” for not giving him “respect.” We tried to ignore him until he came over to our table and confronted us. Him being 5’11,” 200 lbs. and me 6’6,” 250 lbs. I changed his attitude very quickly. I’m just glad the guy who took a video of the incident deleted it instead of putting it out in cyberspace

  2. Oh my. Finding out that your number two overall pick in the draft qb cannot throw the ball downfield should be a bit concerning. Man that kid is the definition of average. Plus the defense is just not that good. Love it. Dak equals game changer. Carson equals game manager at best. Dallas will only be good for the next 10 -12 yrs and then Philly can have another shot at the elusive Lombardi. Hysterical.

  3. It’s more likely he came in, told you to get out of his booth, and you did so without so much as a whimper.

  4. YOUKNOWIMADOUCHE says:
    Nov 20, 2016 8:12 PM
    Oh my. Finding out that your number two overall pick in the draft qb cannot throw the ball downfield should be a bit concerning. Man that kid is the definition of average. Plus the defense is just not that good. Love it. Dak equals game changer. Carson equals game manager at best. Dallas will only be good for the next 10 -12 yrs and then Philly can have another shot at the elusive Lombardi. Hysterical.
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    What’s hysterical is how wrong you are. Wentz has plenty of arm. His receivers cannot catch the ball. Anyone who isn’t blind knows he isn’t the issue. And your boy Dak has an amazing OL and RB…and still looked pedestrian next to Wentz when they met head to head.

  5. usdcoyotesfan says:
    Nov 20, 2016 8:06 PM
    So sick of hearing about what a class act Wilson is. I punked that dude when he was in college at Wisconsin. In 2011, I traveled there with some friends to watch our South Dakota Coyotes play his Badgers. After the game, we were at a bar when this clown showed up and started acting like he owned the place, talking about how he was going to “whoop on everyone” for not giving him “respect.” We tried to ignore him until he came over to our table and confronted us. Him being 5’11,” 200 lbs. and me 6’6,” 250 lbs. I changed his attitude very quickly. I’m just glad the guy who took a video of the incident deleted it instead of putting it out in cyberspace

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    This is at least the third time you’ve posted this fairy tale, Uncle Rico.

  6. Funny Eagles’ fans won’t give Dak his due. This is the same offensive line last year that was 1-12 without Romo. Wentz “may” turn into something eventually, but for now he is a below average QB. Check out the ESPN QBR ratings. Dak is 2nd (Behind Brady with an 84.9). Wentz is 30th with a 46.4. That goes well beyond “drops” and has a lot to do with where he is in his progression to this point.

  7. Youknowimright says:
    Nov 20, 2016 8:14 PM

    Sure you did coyote.
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    Yep. Because it really happened. I told that dude to whoop this since he thought he was so tough, and he wanted none of this. He tried to talk his way out of it.

  8. Dak has been plenty good, but if Wentz had the offensive talent around that Dak has, he would be a lot better. He doesn’t have people game planning to take away the run as their main focus. If you are a cowboy fan in Philly, you are a fraud anyway so who cares what you think.

  9. Usdcoyotesfan,

    I hardcore Christian went out to bar drinking without anyone on his offense, in a foreign town, to talk trash?
    I’m calling bull.
    Get over yourself.
    You’ve posted that remark multiple times.
    You are so tough.
    Your team still lost by 33.

  10. Yes , This coming from a fan base who thought Romo would win multiple SuperBowls. Now before their team plays a playoff game they are talking about their dynasty, but another fan base is delusional.

  11. usdcoyotesfan says:
    Nov 20, 2016 8:06 PM
    So sick of hearing about what a class act Wilson is. I punked that dude when he was in college at Wisconsin. In 2011, I traveled there with some friends to watch our South Dakota Coyotes play his Badgers. After the game, we were at a bar when this clown showed up and started acting like he owned the place, talking about how he was going to “whoop on everyone” for not giving him “respect.” We tried to ignore him until he came over to our table and confronted us. Him being 5’11,” 200 lbs. and me 6’6,” 250 lbs. I changed his attitude very quickly. I’m just glad the guy who took a video of the incident deleted it instead of putting it out in cyberspace

    you posted this 3 years ago dork..no one is 8 foot 6 and weighs 955

  12. usdcoyotesfan says:
    Nov 20, 2016 8:50 PM

    Youknowimright says:
    Nov 20, 2016 8:14 PM

    Sure you did coyote.
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    Yep. Because it really happened. I told that dude to whoop this since he thought he was so tough, and he wanted none of this. He tried to talk his way out of it.
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    Might as well double down……..does your Mom know you are using her laptop……again?……….smh……

  13. Wether or udscoyotesfan is the actual guy I don’t know but I’ve heard this story before. Either it was somebody else with another story with the same point or it was this story told by coyotesfan or coyotesfan is simply stealing the original story I don’t know and don’t care but I do believe it.

  14. Who are all these Dallas nobodies posting? Who has Dallas played this year, but a soft schedule? Name one tough team – Crickets, I know.

    Dallas has a great OL I’ll give them that. But Dallas has not had one test this season due to having the easiest schedule in the NFL. So stop it all ready, you make your fanbase look silly.

  15. cboys4life2014 says:
    Nov 20, 2016 9:58 PM
    Funny to see a Seattle fan bringing up Dallas on an article that has nothing to do with Dallas. Sounds like fear to me.

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    Wanna know what’s even funnier than that?
    The first post that brought up Dallas, in an article that has nothing to do with Dallas, was a fan of Dallas. Apparently coming by to smack talk Wentz and crow about Dak. Enjoy your “big lead” in the NFC while you can.

  16. Famundacheese… Your logic still doesn’t account for why Wentz is 30th.. His QBR is behind Brian Hoyer, Cody Kessler, Colin Kaepernick, and Baline Gabbert. The last time I checked they weren’t surrounded by “offensive talent”. The interesting thing about QBR is how it factors the points added by a QB over an average QB. In that aspect, Wentz actually scores worse under the same circumstances as an “average” QB. As stated previously, the Cowboys are virtually the same team that went 1-12 without Romo last year. Eagles fans weren’t gushing over the Cowboys’ talent last year, during the pre-season, after week 1, or after the Eagles started 3-0. Ten games into the season, and everybody knew they would be this good because of the obvious talent around them.

  17. famundacheese at least Dallas has a dynasty. 2 of em if you count the 70s. Seattle’s “dynasty” consists of 2 SB appearances so far and a blow hard fan base that seems to lack any real knowledge of football but seemingly has a never ending list of excuses ranging from Wilson’s towel boy didn’t show up to global warming. And when another NFC team competes with them for best in conference they cry “easy schedule” even though their schedule has em playing 6 games against SF, the Rams and overrated Arizona.

  18. skawh whike you’re talking about trolls didn’t you post on a Cowboys article earlier? And there you go with the “soft schedule” talk again like a typical Seahawks fan. The Giants, Cincinnati, Green Bay, Pittsburgh and Baltimore all supposedly had tough defenses. The Giants proved it but only won by 1 point. Not to mention Washington and Philly both were tough competition and still gotta play em both again as well as the Giants. None of the remainder of Seattle’s schedule has a winning record. Who has a soft schedule again?

  19. WeWell I seen a guy with a life long hawks fan sig…you were born in 2012!?What a bunch of posers from a boring city..fakes fan base ever..#boring city #isn’t Seattle in Canada?

  20. Seahawks have been to the big game 3 times.
    All 3 in this century.
    The Cowboys have had 5 coaches since their last appearance in the SB.
    Someone born on the day the Cowboys last made it to a Super Bowl will be old enough to legally drink alcohol during this seasons Super Bowl.

  21. But there is a difference it is Zeke. I thought he was over rated, but I was wrong, he is a beast. Dak isn’t Weeden, he is good. I would take the Browns skill position players over the Eagles and possibly 9ers also. There is no separation and when there is their are a ton of drops.

  22. cboys4life2014 says:
    Nov 20, 2016 10:56 PM

    famundacheese at least Dallas has a dynasty. 2 of em if you count the 70s. Seattle’s “dynasty” consists of 2 SB appearances so far and a blow hard fan base that seems to lack any real knowledge of football but seemingly has a never ending list of excuses ranging from Wilson’s towel boy didn’t show up to global warming. And when another NFC team competes with them for best in conference they cry “easy schedule” even though their schedule has em playing 6 games against SF, the Rams and overrated Arizona.
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    cboys4life, To be fair, the Seahawks have been to the playoffs in 10 of the last 13 seasons. Only the Pats have been more in that span. The Hawks have also been to the SB 3 times in the last decade…no team has been more times in that decade. Given the fact that the Hawks have led the NFL in points allowed for 4 consecutive years (leading right now also), only team in NFL history to do this, they’d have to at least qualify as a defensive dynasty.

  23. Unless you are 35 or older, you didn’t really get to see these dynasties you speak of. The Phillies were pretty good for a long stretch and even won a championship. I don’t hear philly fans bringing up nonstop. Why it was like 8 years ago. It’s over. It was fun, but it’s gone.

  24. speedkills510 says:
    Nov 20, 2016 11:19 PM

    WeWell I seen a guy with a life long hawks fan sig…you were born in 2012!?What a bunch of posers from a boring city..fakes fan base ever..#boring city #isn’t Seattle in Canada
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    Only M0R0NIC TROLLS think that the Hawks had no fans before 2012. The Seahawks have been to the playoffs in 10 of the last 13 seasons. Only the Pats have been more in that span. The Hawks have also been to the SB 3 times in the last decade…no team has been more times in that decade. At least say our fans were 2005 bandwagoners, even if you are an IDlOT!

  25. That’s interesting largerthanlife. Coincidentally somebody born the last time Dallas won a SB has been old enough to smoke cigarettes as long as most of y’all have been Seattle fans

  26. Famundacheese yes they are old dynasties however at least they existed which is more than can be said about Seattle. And there’s no such thing as a defensive dynasty. Typical Seattle fan.

  27. Neat. But you see I’ve been a fan for 35+ years and can prove it, so your tired unoriginal stereotype of Seattle fans doesn’t bother me. I know better.
    In the meantime….

    Cowboys opponents combined 38 wins
    Seahawks opponents combined 46 wins

    This is why the Cowboys have a soft schedule. The Hawks haven’t played a murderers row either, but it doesn’t change the fact that the Cowboys schedule has proven softer. The worst team on the Hawks schedule so far is one the Cowboys have also played.

  28. Coyote…you sound so proud of yourself, lol. It’s like saying, “Man I really punked that Bill Gates kid in junior high…what a loser.” if you are 250 lbs and you’re trying to pick a fight with a smaller guy, that makes you the punk.

  29. cboys4life2014 says:
    Nov 20, 2016 11:05 PM
    skawh whike you’re talking about trolls didn’t you post on a Cowboys article earlier? And there you go with the “soft schedule” talk again like a typical Seahawks fan. The Giants, Cincinnati, Green Bay, Pittsburgh and Baltimore all supposedly had tough defenses. The Giants proved it but only won by 1 point. Not to mention Washington and Philly both were tough competition and still gotta play em both again as well as the Giants. None of the remainder of Seattle’s schedule has a winning record. Who has a soft schedule again?
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    Laughable. None of the teams you mention have an overall defense. Here’s a “tough schedule” for ya. Try having 5 road games in your season 3000 miles from home this year like Seattle. Not one team has that but Seattle. Make sure you come back here after the NFC Championship game, if Dallas makes it that far with that defense.

  30. I could care less about Seattle. Your team was Great when Motley Crue was selling out stadiums. Congrats. Now go put on your 8 track and listen to Springsteen’s glory days and have fun. You fans talk about the old days more then the people who actually won those championships. Pathetic!!!!!

  31. usdcoyotesfan says:

    So sick of hearing about what a class act Wilson is. I punked that dude when he was in college at Wisconsin. In 2011, I traveled there with some friends to watch our South Dakota Coyotes play his Badgers. After the game, we were at a bar when this clown showed up and started acting like he owned the place, talking about how he was going to “whoop on everyone” for not giving him “respect.” We tried to ignore him until he came over to our table and confronted us. Him being 5’11,” 200 lbs. and me 6’6,” 250 lbs. I changed his attitude very quickly. I’m just glad the guy who took a video of the incident deleted it instead of putting it out in cyberspace
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    Yeah I’m sure this story is true. And I dated Beyonce & dumped her for Lady Gaga.

  32. .
    Because of the salary cap, injuries etc, there will be no more NFL ” dynasties” whereas a team rips off 4-5 Super Bowls in a row.

    Seattle and New England are ” on a run ” where they’re highly competitive for an extended period. It’s about as good as it gets for fans.
    .

  33. I’m a hawks fan, but still want good competitive football. Both Carson and Dak have exceeded expectations, but Dak def has more support around him. That said, it’s nice to see them both having success, and I’ll be rooting for them, except when they play my team, of course.

  34. cboys4life2014 says:
    Nov 20, 2016 11:46 PM
    Going to the playoffs doesn’t contribute to the building of a dynasty. Well at least not outside of Seattle.

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    I guess you Cowboys fans have forgotten how this works. Don’t worry, I’ll help you out.
    You can’t get to the Super Bowl without winning playoff games.
    You can’t build a dynasty without winning Super Bowls.
    Therefore, winning playoff games not only contributes to the building of a dynasty, it is indeed instrumental.
    It’s ok. Memories fade. Once dynasties transition from modern to ancient, like the Ming dynasty or Cowboys dynasty, it’s more difficult to retain just how they were built.
    I’m here to help.

  35. Coyote is just delusional but very creative.

    Uh…no. In fact, he’s basically been copy/pasting that tired old story for a couple years now. God knows how long it took him to make up that story in the first place. They should decertify USD for the disservice they do the rest of the nation cranking out losers like this.

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