Seattle- After a crucial delay of game near the end of regulation against the San Francisco 49ers last week, the Seahawks had to go to Philadelphia and play the Eagles in their first playoff game en route to a potential trip to Miami for Super Bowl 54.
In the first quarter, the Eagles defense came up big as Vinny Curry blocked a 35-yard field goal attempt by Seahawks kicker Jason Myers to stop the Seahawks from scoring. On the Seahawks third possession, Myers kicked a 49-yard field goal to strike first blood against the Eagles, 3-0. Late in the first quarter, the Eagles received bad news that their starting QB Carson Wentz would be out for the game after receiving a head injury. Back-up Josh McCown would take over.
Late in the second quarter, the Eagles got on the board with a 46-yard field goal by Jake Elliot to tie that game, 3-3. With under two minutes left in the half and a third-and-long, Wilson threw a short pass to David Moore, who broke an Eagles tackle for a 38-yard scamper, putting the Seahawks at the Eagles five-yard line. The Seahawks capped off the drive with a five-yard touchdown by Marshawn Lynch to make it 10-3 over the Eagles at halftime.
In the second half, the Eagles tacked on a field goal to cut the deficit to four, 10-6. However, the Seahawks caught the Eagles’ secondary off guard and D.K. Metcalf finished off the drive with a touchdown catch to put the Seahawks up 17-6. On the next possession for the Eagles, they went down the field and had to resort to kicking another field goal, cutting the lead down to eight, 17-9.
In the fourth quarter with five minutes left in regulation, the Seahawks defense gave up some big yards down the field but were able to stop the Eagles on a fourth and seventh at their 10-yard line. The Eagles had a chance to stop Seattle with under two minutes left, but Russell Wilson threw a pass to Metcalf to put the game on ice.
With the win, the Seahawks will face the Packers in the Divisional round of the playoffs.