Seahawks vs Eagles

Riggs Baker, Contributor

Are you superstitious? Well this was the first time in the last 10 “bird” games that an away “bird” team won. Both teams had everything to lose on Sunday night’s wild card game. After all was said and done, the Seattle Seahawks knocked the Philadelphia Eagles out of the play-offs. This game generated the biggest TV audience since the superbowl. Although the game ended with a relatively low score, there were many key moments and players. 

Some major plays and moments from Sunday night’s wild card game was rookie DK Metcalf breaking two records. He caught seven passes for 160 yards and even one touchdown. This broke the Seahawks franchise record and the NFL play-off record for any rookie. Eagles quarterback, Carson Wentz, received a head injury due to a hit from Seahawks defensive end, Jadeveon Clowney. He was out of the game after only nine snaps on Sunday night. The return of Marshawn Lynch to the Seahawks also helped secure the win after his goal line rushing touchdown. He has filled a hole in the Seahawks offense after running back Chris Carson received a season ending hip injury in the Seahawks-Cardinals game a few weeks ago. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll says that Marshawn Lynch will play in next week’s game, and “He feels confident about what he’s doing and the plan.” Although the Seahawks run game was shut down on Sunday night with Lynch’s six carries for seven yards, and Rookie Travis Homer’s eleven carries for twelve yards. Eagle’s Fletcher Cox dominated the line in Sunday night’s game, but it was not enough to stop Russell Wilson’s performance. 

Though the Seahawks won, both sides of the ball had amazing performances. They fought their hardest to continue in the play-offs but in the end only one team would end up successful. There are only eight teams left in the NFL play-offs, so the question that must be asked next is, who will make it to the Super Bowl?  

 

Sources: 

https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2020/01/06/seahawks-eagles-generates-biggest-tv-audience-since-super-bowl/

https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/seahawks-rookie-wideout-d-k-metcalf-sets-nfl-playoff-record-in-win-over-eagles/

https://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/carson-wentz-gives-update-on-head-injury-in-end-of-season-message-to-eagles-fans/

https://www.espn.com/nfl/story/_/id/28437206/rb-marshawn-lynch-play-more-vs-packers-pete-carroll-says

https://www.seattletimes.com/sports/seahawks/seahawks-lose-star-running-back-chris-carson-to-season-ending-hip-injury/