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Seahawks continue dominance of Eagles, improve to 8-3

By Sports Desk November 30, 2020

The Seattle Seahawks continued their dominance of the Philadelphia Eagles with a 23-17 win in the NFL on Monday.

The Seahawks strengthened their grip on top spot in the NFC West, improving to 8-3 thanks to their victory at Lincoln Financial Field.

It extended Seattle's strong record over the Eagles, who last beat the Seahawks in 2008. The last time they beat them in Philadelphia was in 1989.

Seahawks star Russell Wilson was below his best but completed 22 of 31 passes for 230 yards and a touchdown, while DK Metcalf had 177 receiving yards.

The Seahawks are clear of the Los Angeles Rams (7-4), Arizona Cardinals (6-5) and San Francisco 49ers (5-6) in the NFC West.

Philadelphia, third in the NFC East, dropped to 3-7-1 as their struggles continued and they suffered a third straight loss.

Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz was 25 of 45 for 215 yards, two touchdowns and an interception, while being sacked six times and also rushing for 42 yards.

Both teams struggled offensively early, with the Eagles going without a first down on their first five drives while totalling minus-one total yard.

Seattle got on the board in the second quarter, Wilson connecting with David Moore after setting up the TD with a 52-yard pass to Metcalf.

The Seahawks went 14-0 ahead thanks to Chris Carson, who fought off the Eagles with a 16-yard rushing touchdown.

But a 15-play, 75-yard drive would get Philadelphia a response before half-time, Wentz finding Dallas Goedert with a three-yard pass.

Jake Elliott's 42-yard field goal brought the Eagles closer before Jason Myers drilled two as Seattle led 20-9 early in the fourth quarter.

Myers added another before Philadelphia scored a TD with 12 seconds remaining, Richard Rodgers taking a great one-handed catch after Wentz's 33-yard pass was ricocheted in the endzone.

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