NFL journeyman Josh McCown was rushed into duty after Carson Wentz was forced from the game early with a concussion caused by Seahawks defensive end Jadeveon Clowney’s helmet-to-helmet hit. McCown played admirably but Russell Wilson and company were too much for the undermanned Eagles, as Seattle won 17-9 in Philadelphia.
Wilson was his vintage self, scrambling for first downs and hitting his receivers deep, with rookie receiver D.K. Metcalf taking advantage of the Eagles poor pass defense. Metcalf caught 7-of-9 targets for 160 yards and a touchdown, with the biggest coming midway through the third quarter when he made a nice 53-yard touchdown reception.
Marshawn Lynch didn’t have a big statistical game against the Eagles strong run defense, but he made his best run count, as he bulled his way into the end zone from five-yards out. It was Beast Mode at his best and gives Seattle fans flashbacks to Super Bowl 49 and what could have been.
McCown finished the game completing 18-of-24 passes for 174 yards, with Dallas Goedert as his top receiver. Goedert caught seven passes for 73 yards, as Zach Ertz played, but was limited with a cracked rib and just-healed lacerated kidney. Philadelphia was down to a skeleton crew on offense, with injuries at most key offensive positions.
Seattle now heads to Green Bay to take on what is likely the weakest Divisional round matchup.