The Seattle Seahawks (7-2) are heating up to be one of the hottest teams in the league as they rolled passed the Philadelphia Eagles (5-5) with a 26-15 victory on Sunday.
Russell Wilson threw for 272 yards and a touchdown and caught a touchdown pass as well, a 15-yard end-around pass from Doug Baldwin –Wilson ran down the left sideline and dove into the end zone to give Seattle a 23-7 lead.
Wilson and Seahawks gave the Eagles defense problems from the start. Wilson scrambled and threw across his body to find Jimmy Graham on a 35-yard catch-and-run touchdown in the second quarter as Seattle built a 16-7 halftime lead. Rookie C.J. Prosise had a 72-yard touchdown run on Seattle’s fifth offensive play — the longest run ever by a Seattle player at CenturyLink Field.
Carson Wentz, who threw 23-for-45 for 218 yards, was good early, particularly on Philly’s first scoring drive that was capped by a 4-yard TD pass to Zach Ertz early in the second quarter. Wentz then went 5 of 14 for 25 yards and two interceptions during the rest of the second and the third quarter.
The Eagles wide receivers have been non-existent for the most part this season. They didn’t help Wentz as they were mostly invisible against Seattle’s secondary. The Eagles’ wide receivers had the same amount of yards receiving combined as Wilson — 15. Dorial Green-Beckham caught a 5-yard TD with 3:46 remaining. That would be enough to keep the Eagles afloat as they drop their fifth straight road game.
The game with injuries. Philadelphia lost running back Ryan Mathews (knee) and Darren Sproles (ribs) before halftime, while Prosise injured his shoulder and cornerback DeShawn Shead hurt his hamstring in the first half. Neither returned.
The biggest loss could be Seattle’s safety Earl Thomas. Thomas grabbed at his left hamstring in the third quarter running in coverage downfield on Wentz’s pass that was intercepted by Richard Sherman. Thomas was examined on the sideline and taken to the locker room.