The Eagles fell to the Seahawks, 26-15, at CenturyLink Field on Sunday afternoon. Take a look at the recap of how the game played out in Seattle.
Seattle Strikes First
After shutting down the Seahawks' offense during its opening drive of the game, the Eagles' defense gave up a costly play that put Seattle on the board. On a second-and-2 from the Seattle 28, quarterback Russell Wilson handed the ball off to C.J. Prosise. The running back found an opening and picked up 72 yards on the carry, ending his run with a trip to the end zone. Seattle would have to settle for those six points only though, as Bennie Logan blocked the Seahawks' extra point attempt.
Ertz Grabs First TD Of 2016
The Eagles answered back at the start of the second quarter with a 68-yard drive that lasted 7:35 and concluded with a Zach Ertz touchdown. Even with a shuffle along on the offensive line, as left tackle Jason Peters briefly exited to have X-rays on his arm, Philadelphia remained calm and utilized its run game. On the drive, Ryan Mathews, Darren Sproles and Wendell Smallwood all had carries.
With 14:19 left in the half, quarterback Carson Wentz found Ertz for a 4-yard touchdown pass. The score was Ertz's first of the 2016 season and after a Jake Elliott extra point, the Eagles led, 7-6. It would be the team's only lead of the game. On the day, Wentz was 23-of-45 for 218 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions.
Seattle Takes Control
Shortly after Philadelphia went up by a point, the Seahawks added another seven to the score. Seattle managed to escape a third-and-16 from the Philadelphia 40 after Brandon Graham was called for defensive offsides, bringing up third-and-11. Wilson then managed to find tight end Jimmy Graham, who broke a tackle attempt by safety Jaylen Watkins, and ran into the end zone for the 35-yard catch-and-run touchdown. It put the Seahawks up, 13-7, with 8:30 remaining in the half.
Then, a Wentz interception by cornerback Richard Sherman gave Seattle the ball at its own 22 early in the third quarter. The Seahawks moved 59 yards in six plays to tack on another seven points. On the scoring play, Wilson tossed the ball to Doug Baldwin on an end around. The wide receiver looked down the field and threw to his quarterback, who made the 15-yard catch along the left sideline for the touchdown. Wilson's score put Seattle up, 23-7, with 7:38 to play in the quarter.
Seattle also kicked two field goals during the matchup, a 21-yarder in the second and a 35-yarder in the fourth, to extend its lead. The team did miss a 44-yard attempt with 7:30 remaining in the game.
Wilson was 18-of-31 for 272 yards and a touchdown for a 97.8 passer rating. He was sacked just once. Prosise had the 72-yard touchdown, but finished with just 76 yards. Baldwin threw the touchdown pass to Wilson, but also caught four passes for 104 yards.
DGB Adds Six
Late in the game, the Eagles scored their second touchdown of the matchup, this one off a 5-yard pass from Wentz to Dorial Green-Beckham. With six more points, the team elected to attempt a two-point conversion. Wentz threw to Nelson Agholor, who caught the ball in the end zone, bringing the score to 26-15, Seattle. However, it was too little, too late for Philadelphia with only 3:46 left in the game.
Ertz led all Eagles receivers with six catches. Wide receiver Ronald Darby had a team-high 59 receiving yards. Green-Beckham had 54 yards receiving on five catches and the touchdown. On the ground, Wendell Smallwood paced the Eagles with 48 yards on 13 carries.
Tackle Jason Peters (left forearm) was taken into the locker room for X-rays during the first quarter, but did return in the second quarter. While Peters was out of the game, Allen Barbre shifted over to play left tackle for the Eagles and Stefen Wisniewski entered to take over at left guard. That wouldn't be the only change for the offensive line though. In the fourth quarter, tackle Halapoulivaati Vaitai was helped off the field after suffering an apparent injury.
Running backs Mathews (knee) and Sproles (ribs) were both ruled out for the remainder of the game during the third quarter and in the final 15 minutes, cornerback Leodis McKelvin left the game to be evaluated for a head injury.
The Eagles fall to the Seahawks 26-15.