Seahawks Beat Eagles 24-10 To Become No. 5 Seed In NFC Playoff Standings
Seahawks vs. Eagles Game Score
Seattle (8-4) has now surpassed the Carolina Panthers as the No. 5 seed in the NFC playoff standings, which means the Seahawks would be the first wild-card team if the season ended today.
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said his squad holds the Eagles in very high esteem.
“I thought it was really a terrific night of football because of the respect we have for the Eagles,” said Carroll. “This is an excellent football team. There isn’t anything that they’re doing that isn’t at the top of the mark across the board, so for us to play our game and really be in command of the game throughout, it was really a great step forward for us.”
The Seahawks took an early lead, forcing the Eagles (10-2) to play from behind for most of the game.
Entering the week, the Eagles were the NFL’s most efficient scoring team in the red zone. They scored touchdowns on 71.8 percent of their red zone trips.
Seattle held Philadelphia to just a field goal in the first half, which is particularly impressive given that the Seahawks were missing Richard Sherman and Kam Chancellor in their secondary.
Nearly all of the hosts’ defense was strong. Frank Clark had two of the team’s three sacks, and Bobby Wagner led Seattle with 13 tackles.
“We were tired of people sleeping on us, tired of people doubting us. We understand that we’ve got huge losses,” Wagner said, referring to the season-ending injuries to Sherman, Chancellor and Cliff Avril. “But we’ve got a lot of dogs in this room still, and we’re going to keep coming out, keep playing and putting our best foot forward and keep silencing the doubters.”
The Seahawks next visit the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday, when the Eagles will visit the Los Angeles Rams (9-3), who currently lead the NFC West.
SEATTLE, WA – DECEMBER 03: Wide receiver Doug Baldwin #89 of the Seattle Seahawks makes a reception against the Philadelphia Eagles at CenturyLink Field on December 3, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)