Seattle won a hard-fought game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Led by their aggressive pass rush, the Seahawks harassed Carson Wentz and the Philadelphia Eagles into eight sacks and an interception. Seattle's rushing attack was mediocre, but they moved the chains due to solid execution. Also, D.K. Metcalf erupted for 177 yards and torched the Eagles secondary all game long. However, this was not the most impressive offensive effort or coaching performance.
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Run Offense (Overall)
Passing Offense (Overall)
Moving the Chains
Overall QB Play
Game Notes on Offense
Besides a tenacious rushing TD from RB Chris Carson, the Seahawks running game was mediocre. The Eagles' dominant front seven did a phenomenal job containing Russell Wilson as a runner. However, Wilson found great success in targeting D.K. Metcalf down the field. His connection with Metcalf led to some big plays. However, the Seahawks' offense was mostly successful due to their execution rather than big plays.
Protection & Blocking
As I mentioned earlier, D.K. Metcalf and Russell Wilson carried the Seahawks offense against Philadelphia. This was good news for Seattle because their running backs and the offensive line didn't help the team. The Seahawks ran for 2.7 yards per carry, and the OL gave up three sacks and 13 total pressures. This makes sense considering that Philly's front seven was dominant. However, this is still an issue for the Seahawks from now on.
Passing Game Defense
Stopping the Run
Controlling the Line of Scrimmage
Game Notes on Defense
The Seahawks pass rush harassed Carson Wentz and the Philadelphia Eagles all game long. In total, they sacked Wentz eight times and hurried him 14 times. Besides a 33-yard hail mary TD, Seattle limited Wentz to under 200 yards and forced an interception. Jamal Adams was especially dominant with two sacks and four total pressures. Additionally, Seattle limited the Eagles to just 70 rushing yards and no TDs. If they can continue this aggressiveness, Seattle will rebound from their defensive woes.
Despite their pass rush success, Seattle's defensive line was lackluster against the run. Fortunately for the Seahawks, their LBs and secondary made an impact with players like Tre Flowers and Jamal Adams making seven run-stops. Quandre Diggs also made a game-changing play to kill Philadelphia's momentum with a nice interception.
Special Teams Comments
Play of the Game
Chris Carson 16-yard tackle-breaking run.
Comments on Coaching
Seattle's coaching staff didn't do well in week 12. In this game, their game management was questionable, especially in the first quarter, where they had no answer against Philadelphia's pass rush. Additionally, they made bad decisions in the red zone, including not going to D.K. Metcalf on a fade in the first quarter and going for it a second time rather than going for a field goal. Seattle did add some creativity with safety blitzes, motion plays, and end-arounds. However, they mostly got away with good execution and bad coaching from the Eagles.