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Halftime Update: Seahawks Lead 10-7

The Eagles welcome the Seahawks to South Philadelphia in a battle of two top ranked teams...

The Seattle Seahawks have the league's top-ranked rushing offense not only because of running back Marshawn Lynch, but quarterback Russell Wilson's ability to keep plays alive.

Wilson showcased the talent to burn defenders with his legs as he scored on a 26-yard touchdown run with 14:17 left in the first half to tie the score at 7-7.

The Seahawks took a 10-7 lead on a 44-yard field goal by kicker Steven Hauschka with just two seconds left in the first half. Seattle marched 41 yards in 10 plays to get in position for the field goal attempt. Wilson converted two third-and-long opportunities with completions to wide receiver Doug Baldwin (20 yards on third-and-13) and wide receiver Paul Richardson (20 yards on third-and-15). Wilson was not called for an intentional grounding penalty as he threw the ball out of bounds from the pocket under duress with no one in the area. A 9-yard completion to Baldwin on third-and-10 got Hauschka in range for the field goal.

The Eagles have shut down Lynch, who has 39 yards on 12 carries (3.2 yards per carry). Wilson is the game's leading rusher at the half with 43 yards on the ground. Wilson's escapability has propelled the Seahawks' offense. Wilson as a passer is 11 of 21 for 153 yards with two sacks. The Eagles have utilized a mush rush, as linebackers Connor Barwin and Mychal Kendricks have spied on Wilson throughout the game.

The Eagles, meanwhile, scored in the first quarter on a touchdown pass from quarterback Mark Sanchez to wide receiver Jeremy Maclin following a muffed punt snap by the Seahawks. Otherwise, the Eagles have struggled gaining 67 total yards and five first downs.

Sanchez is 4 of 9 for 28 yards with the touchdown. Running back LeSean McCoy has 39 yards on the ground on 11 carries. He is 8 yards from setting the franchise's all-time rushing record. Jordan Matthews is the Eagles' leading receiver with two catches for 23 yards.

The Eagles get the ball first to start the second half.

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