Seahawks advance with 17-9 win over Eagles

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The Seahawks faced a decision on third-and-10 from their own 11-yard-line with under two minutes to play in Sunday’s game and they made the call that has helped them make regular playoff appearances since 2012.

They put the game on Russell Wilson‘s shoulders and he delivered a perfect throw to D.K. Metcalf for a 36-yard gain that allowed the Seahawks to run a couple of kneeldowns to ice a 17-9 win. Wilson also hit Metcalf for a 53-yard score in the third quarter and the rookie ended the day with seven catches for 160 yards.

Metcalf set a Super Bowl-era rookie record for receiving yards while Wilson just added to his glittering playoff resume. He was 18-of-30 for 325 yards and led the Seahawks with 45 rushing yards.

Philly couldn’t match that kind of quarterback play. Carson Wentz left the game in the first quarter with a head injury and Josh McCown running an offense already overstuffed with backups wasn’t enough to make a strong defensive outing stand up for the Eagles.

The Eagles were able to drive into scoring position on back-to-back drives in the fourth quarter, but they failed to convert fourth downs both times. Miles Sanders couldn’t catch a pass thrown slightly behind him on the first and McCown was sacked while trying to find someone open on the second.

That was the seventh sack of the game for a Seahawks defense that only had 28 of them in the regular season. Playing a depleted Eagles offense probably didn’t hurt in terms of getting things rolling, but figuring out a way to keep Jadeveon Clowney, Jarran Reed and company going in Green Bay would be a welcome boost to whatever Wilson will have up his sleeve next Sunday.

103 responses to “Seahawks advance with 17-9 win over Eagles

  1. Good job with your WR draft pick Pat’s, you could have DK Metcalf instead of Harris. You would still be playing, and Tom wouldn’t be sad anymore..

  2. Welcome back to Wisconsin Mr. Wilson.

    While you have had some success over the Packers of old, you have yet to play THIS defense and more specifically, the Smith Bros.

    Should be a damn fine football game.

  3. I just came here to watch 2012s gloat about beating a 9-7 team with a 90 yo backup QB.

    If you can beat A Rod in GB? Then….you can start flapping.

  4. 17 points against a depleted Eagles team? Ok. I know the Packers aren’t the best team but they’re definitely better than the Eagles. That kind of play for the Seahawks simply won’t cut it.

  5. logicalvoicesays says:
    January 5, 2020 at 7:49 pm
    Thanks for the usual embarrassment of the NFC Eagles. Ron Rivera and the Redskins will run the division in the ROARING 20S BELIEVE THAT!!!

    ——-

    Win a meaningful game this century and we’ll talk.

  6. Very unimpressive win. They played a team that was already garbage and then on top of that had mcclown in at qb and only put up 17 points. Should be entertaining to watch green bay crush these clowns next weekend.

  7. david fontaine says:
    January 5, 2020 at 7:49 pm

    Good job with your WR draft pick Pat’s, you could have DK Metcalf instead of Harris. You would still be playing, and Tom wouldn’t be sad anymore.
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    It’s worse than that. They could have taken both. Metcalf was on the board in Rd 2 when the Patriots were on the clock, but they traded back with the Seahawks because why would they need a giant, fast, stud WR on the outside?

  8. Shame about Wentz, Eagles played tough though. Happy to see the Seahawks move on but was hoping to see them play SF again for the rubber match. GB gonna be real tough at Lambeau, obvs

  9. 59 years of mediocrity says:
    January 5, 2020 at 7:49 pm
    Welcome back to Wisconsin Mr. Wilson.

    While you have had some success over the Packers of old, you have yet to play THIS defense and more specifically, the Smith Bros.

    Should be a damn fine football game
    —————-
    LOL

    Seahawks will own the packers again

  10. Imagine getting concussed after having your head smashed into the turf and then morons calling you injury prone.

  11. I wonder how many Seattle fans will get hit by batteries after this one?

  12. Clowney is a dirty dirty player. He should be suspended for the remainder of the year and heavily fined.

  13. Nice the Hawks pick up a bye next week prior to the rematch with the ‘whiners for a trip to the SB!

  14. Russell Wilson to Metcalf is a thing of beauty. The rookie is only going to get better. What a playoff debut!

    Seahawk pass rush is much better when Diggs plays. It looked like it did the last time he was out there.

  15. Weakest playoff team in recent memory, and seattle still needs a cheap shot to sneak away with the win. Even then, the half-mummified corpse of Josh McCown was one pass away from tying it.

  16. “If you can beat A Rod in GB? Then….you can start flapping.”

    beat your team once and lost by six inches the second time. settle down.

  17. Seahawks only scored 17 points and almost lost to the Eagles 40 year old backup qb. Wilson is so overrated. The packers will blowout the seahawks next week by two tds.
    Seahawks 16
    Packers 31

  18. I think if Wentz wasn’t knocked out the outcome might have been different. No one is going anywhere when McClown comes in. Anyway, glad to see Seattle advance as they have a 90% chance to knock the cheese off the old block.

  19. Seattle may lose in the next round…but I think they exceeded the expectations of most fans. They weren’t suppoed to make the playoffs and most had them being last or 3rd in the NFC West.

    I think they have had a very succesful season.

    Still surprised the Rams didn’t make it. but very few Superbowl losers make the playoffs.

  20. cletuspstillwaterjr says:
    January 5, 2020 at 7:48 pm
    I am not a fan but if Philly signed Keap as a backup instead of McCowen they would have had a better chance of winning this game.

    Kap was busy with Iran. Now if the Iggles still had Foles…

  21. donttrollonme says:
    January 5, 2020 at 7:49 pm
    I just came here to watch 2012s gloat about beating a 9-7 team with a 90 yo backup QB.

    If you can beat A Rod in GB? Then….you can start flapping.
    +++
    AA Ron is not 90. He’s 83.

    If Seattle wins, they win. If they lose, they lose.

    Either way, if the outcome affects your life, that’s one you.

    Additionally, you haven’t beaten any team, and your flapping.

  22. Michael E says:
    Cowboys would have won.
    ==

    Woulda, coulda, shoulda.
    The Cowboys weren’t even good enough to beat out Philadelphia in the worst division in football, therefore Dallas wasn’t a playoffs participant. That renders your assertion so much hot air.

  23. Michael E says:
    January 5, 2020 at 7:57 pm
    Cowboys would have won.
    ———————————

    With Cooper Rush? Because that’s the comparison.

  24. Looking forward to welcoming the Seahawks back to Lambeau field again.
    We have a very interesting playoff history over the years and I’m quite sure next Sunday’s game will be just another chapter to remember.
    The Packers will definitely have their hands full and I’m expecting a spirited battle between the two.
    Good luck, and may the best team prevail.

  25. Eagles fan here. Can’t complain at all. Good coaching, fun to see the RBs, great effort.
    We need to take the backup QB position very seriously, maybe Foles returns in a supporting role? Good experience for the team, lots of development for the young guys and next year the team will be better. Howie has some work to do.

  26. The Eagles should fire their scouting and personnel departments for passing on a great wide receiver like Metcalf and drafting slower than dirt JJAW instead.

  27. Yeah right. That “perfect throw” to Metcalf woulda been a TD if Wilson wasn’t such a weenie arm.

  28. Great game Seahawks!! Keep it going, one game at a time!! We’re hurting like everyone else is at this time of year. Would love to see Minnesota thump the Clara Clowns and for Seattle to beat GB. Then it would be a home game baby!!

  29. Michael E says:
    January 5, 2020 at 7:57 pm
    Cowboys would have won.

    +++

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  30. The nfl shouldn learn from rugby and remove helmets from the game, you don’t see rugby players leading with their head to hit players with their head. Its,alot safer with no helmets, because helmets are nothing but weapons used to spearhead players. If helmets were removed, it would eliminate dirty cheapshot head to head hits and concussions. That d.e for the seahawks is a dirty player, he speared wentz to the head then slammed his head into the ground. That was an intentional dirty hit, he was trying to injure wentz. A simple wrap up tackle is not hard to do. Watch a rugby game and take notes on how to tackle. Eliminate the helmet, and you’ll eliminate concussions.

  31. Hope the chicken hawks season lasts another week. Very much want them to come and play the 49ers. Little Russ throwing it up hoping for a miracle or PI and dirty Pete chomping his gum on a last minute goal line stand is all an opponent could ask for.

  32. Clowney ruined what would have been a good game. NFL refs are worthless…
    – Broncos fan

  33. Can’t wait for Erin and Packers whining. Hawks win bcuz history proved Packers choke against them every time.
    ——
    Packers have won 3 of the last 4 vs Seattle. Don’t know why I expect more from someone who thinks calling him Erin is clever though.

  34. Love the bluster and “tough talking” by the Niner trolls. All they’re doing is disguising their anxiety over winning their last regular season by just three inches. Their team has been sitting at home watching television while Minnesota has been getting battle-tested this week. Niner fans have every reason to have the jitters about next week!

    Feeling those butterflies in your tummies, Niner fans?

  35. hitit49 says:
    January 5, 2020 at 8:24 pm
    Hope the chicken hawks season lasts another week. Very much want them to come and play the 49ers. Little Russ throwing it up hoping for a miracle or PI and dirty Pete chomping his gum on a last minute goal line stand is all an opponent could ask for. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Assuming the 49’s beat The Vikes you mean?

  36. seahawkfanfrom1970s says:
    January 5, 2020 at 8:29 pm
    Love the bluster and “tough talking” by the Niner trolls. All they’re doing is disguising their anxiety over winning their last regular season by just three inches. Their team has been sitting at home watching television while Minnesota has been getting battle-tested this week. Niner fans have every reason to have the jitters about next week!

    Feeling those butterflies in your tummies, Niner fans?

    Nope. I feel just fine. And I’m sure the 49ers players do too. Also, the Seahawks were one missed field goal away from being swept. So there’s that.

  37. If the Vikings play like they did today I won’t be surprised at all if they beat the Niners in Clara.

    Amazing niner fans seem so arrogant after the Hawks beat them in Clara already and only lost last week because a PI mugging in the endzone wasn’t called.

    I mean really, the Seahawks are based around a power run game with Carson and Penny and now they have 6 yards in 5 carries Lynch and a 6th round rookie at RB…and STILL take the niners to the wire for the #1 seed and division lead in the last game of the season.

    The Hawks are running on fumes and Like Pete said tonight after the game they are just pushing forward and just seeing how far they can take it with what they have.

    I am proud of my team the Seahawks. They have already far exceeded my expectations this year and once again provided me with 4+ months of entertainment and flag flying fandom.

    How is it that you are so arrogant? You have proven nothing.

  38. redandgoldhitman52 says:
    January 5, 2020 at 8:01 pm
    Seahawks only scored 17 points and almost lost to the Eagles 40 year old backup qb. Wilson is so overrated. The packers will blowout the seahawks next week by two tds.
    Seahawks 16
    Packers 31

    _____________________

    Someone seems terrified at the possibility of SF facing the Hawks again… as you should be.

  39. Congratulations to Arizona Cardinals GM Steve Keim for evaluating and choosing Andy Smurf Isabella instead of DK Metcalf. And then try to make up for this blatant mistake by drafting Hakeem Butler and KeeSean Johnson — all three of whom combined for THIRTY receptions.

  40. “Feeling those butterflies in your tummies, Niner fans?”

    …yeah, that bye week and home field is a real setback.

  41. Remember when the Seahawks dumped Sherman, Thomas, Chancellor, Bennett, Baldwin, Avril, Richardson, Graham and Irvin, and you all said they’d be the worst team in football?

    Yeah, they’re 22-12 since then, with two playoff appearances. And the best part? They play the gummy bear soft Packers next week.

  42. Clowney would have to be the world’s most incredible athlete to be able to fly through the air at full speed and hit Wentz exactly where it would cause a concussion to Wentz and no harm to Clowney. Are you freaking kidding me? There’s no way it was a dirty play and those who think it was need to have their collective eyes checked.

  43. No dog in the fight but I’m glad Seattle won. The Eagles with that pathetic offense would get destroyed in Green Bay. The Seahawks might at least give the Pack a game.

  44. Love all the niner fans on here talking about how bad the win was and how rotten that Clowney is. Lol.

  45. Jdr yeah I feel it in my tummy it’s excitement because we got 3 starters back on D yeah that bye actually did help thanks

  46. QuidProJoe says:
    January 5, 2020 at 9:11 pm
    Remember when the Seahawks dumped Sherman, Thomas, Chancellor, Bennett, Baldwin, Avril, Richardson, Graham and Irvin, and you all said they’d be the worst team in football?

    Yeah, they’re 22-12 since then, with two playoff appearances. And the best part? They play the gummy bear soft Packers next week.

    If 22-12 was a school test, that would be a 64% which is barely passing. Which is exactly what they’ve done all season. Barely win.

  47. I wouldn’t expect any of the Seattle fans here to know this -it was before any of you followed football- but the last time the Seahawks thought they had a playoff game at Lambeau wrapped up early, Al Harris walked it off.

    Maybe stop obsessing over the Division Champs and worry about next week.

  48. New England with Antonio …

    New England 43, Miami 0

    New England without Antonio …

    New England 24, Miami 27

    The Patriots need to hold a camp for WRs like Chicago held for kickers.

  49. Seahawks fans are familiar with these types of games…Seattle won 11 games in the regular season and most of the games were very close….

  50. With winning those last 4 games against bad teams the Eagles were fooled into thinking they’re a good team but in reality they’re not.

  51. isaidjoemontegna says:
    January 5, 2020 at 10:11 pm
    QuidProJoe says:
    January 5, 2020 at 9:11 pm
    Remember when the Seahawks dumped Sherman, Thomas, Chancellor, Bennett, Baldwin, Avril, Richardson, Graham and Irvin, and you all said they’d be the worst team in football?

    Yeah, they’re 22-12 since then, with two playoff appearances. And the best part? They play the gummy bear soft Packers next week.

    If 22-12 was a school test, that would be a 64% which is barely passing. Which is exactly what they’ve done all season. Barely win.

    In those two years, the niners have gone 17-15. A 52%, which isn’t passing.

  52. Seahawks will host the Vikes in the NFCCG. Who’d have thought that a few weeks ago.
    The Packers are so overrated as is SF. The Vikes D line will control the 9ers and Dalvin cook will run roughshod over that sieve of a 9er run D.

    It was a blessing there was no PI call in week 17 of SF at Seattle. Saved Hawks’ season and destroyed the Saints who would’ve had a 1st rd bye and the 9ers who will now lose to the Vikes.

  53. Bob. Just Bob. says:
    January 5, 2020 at 8:15 pm
    Yeah right. That “perfect throw” to Metcalf woulda been a TD if Wilson wasn’t such a weenie arm.
    ———————–
    Good thing that there was a different “perfect throw” to Metcalf that WAS a TD then…

  54. oldmanriver55 says:
    January 5, 2020 at 8:03 pm
    I think if Wentz wasn’t knocked out the outcome might have been different.

    ———-

    It would have……the Eagles would have been shut out

  55. atlantablewa28-3lead says:
    January 6, 2020 at 7:31 am

    Now can we put to rest the whining about the wildcard team with the better record hosting? If the wildcard team is better, they would win anywhere,
    ———————————————————————————–
    It was just 1 game. It doesn’t mean it will always be the case.

  56. mrdot1 says:
    January 6, 2020 at 9:07 am
    It was over when McCown came in

    ———-

    It was over when the Eagles kept Carson Wentz over Nick Foles

  57. Bob. Just Bob. says:
    January 5, 2020 at 8:15 pm
    Yeah right. That “perfect throw” to Metcalf woulda been a TD if Wilson wasn’t such a weenie arm.
    —————

    Ummmm …..it was a TD

  58. If 22-12 was a school test, that would be a 64% which is barely passing. Which is exactly what they’ve done all season. Barely win.

    __________________________________

    Good thing this is the NFL then…where winning is hard and 22-12 is pretty awesome.

    One thing I know is a Niner fan or a GB fan telling Seattle fans how the playoffs work is pretty funny.

    You can bet the actual Seahawks team is 100% focused on GB, but that doesn’t mean us Seahawks fans can’t have a bit of good-natured banter with some lively, over-confident 49er fans. All part of the fun.

    Seahawks have owned the Niners since joining the NFCW…their fans have much to be upset about. Seahawks fans not so much.

  59. If Clowney doesn’t spear and concuss Wentz, and he stays in the game, does it change the outcome? It’s impossible to say, but the Eagles’ chances would have been improved, even though McCown played better than most would have expected. That does not excuse Clowney’s dirty play – or his disingenuous justification of it after the game. What self-serving BS.

    Regardless, Wentz needs to play smarter and with more awareness to avoid cheap shots. Sliding feet first and losing another yard or 2 would have probably avoided the hit entirely, and he stays in the game.

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