The Seahawks’ 23-17 win over the Eagles on Monday Night time Soccer was one of the lopsided one-score video games you’ll see.
After a traditionally unhealthy first 9 weeks, a rejuvenated Seattle protection set the tone early, harassing Carson Wentz and the Eagles offense and tallying six sacks — giving them 19 whole since Carlos Dunlap joined the defensive entrance. As Occasions columnist Larry Stone writes, “it’s moderately superb to be analyzing a defensive revival that seemed like it will by no means come.”
We additionally noticed the return of operating again Chris Carson, highlighted by a ferocious 16-yard landing gallop, the place he met three Eagles defenders on the five-yard-line and rudely refused their tackles.
And naturally, on one other prime-time sport, a person whose star is shining brighter every week wowed a nationwide viewers and offered loads of post-game fodder. DK Metcalf — now the league’s main receiver with 1,039 yards — harassed the Philadelphia man-coverage and cornerback Darius Slay, totaling 10 catches for a career-best 177 yards. As Occasions reporter Adam Jude notes, Metcalf had some additional motivation following a pre-game dialogue with Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz.
And lastly, we discovered a helpful lesson: By no means wager on the Seahawks. Even in a sport that seemed and felt like a blowout, a late Philadelphia Hail Mary and two-point conversion crushed anybody who wager on Seattle to cowl the 6.5 level unfold, together with one individual who had $500,000 driving on the consequence.
Grant Gordon of NFL.com notes the Seahawks are profitable another way.
“This was additionally a sport wherein the Seahawks appeared so near a blowout all through, although that by no means transpired. At this level within the season, we all know the Seahawks have a great likelihood of profitable a shootout with Wilson cooking, however over these final two video games we’ve arrived on the realization that profitable a distinct approach is feasible, too.“
ESPN’s Brady Henderson factors to Russell Wilson’s dominance in prime-time video games.
“(Wilson) is 29-8-1 in prime-time video games (outlined as beginning at 7 p.m. ET or later) for a .776 profitable proportion. In keeping with ESPN Stats & Data analysis, that’s the very best by any beginning quarterback since 1950 with at the very least 20 begins. Steve Younger (23-7, .767) is second.
Wilson improved to 10-2 on Monday Night time Soccer, good for an .833 profitable proportion that can also be greatest in MNF historical past.“
FS1’s Colin Cowherd stated the Seahawks appear like a Tremendous Bowl staff after fixing their pass-rush.
“Seattle, we all know they’ve stars. Bobby Wagner, perhaps the very best linebacker in soccer. Russell Wilson, the most effective quarterbacks in soccer. However they’d no move rush. Final night time, they solved it … They now have 19 sacks within the final 4 video games — 5 greater than anybody within the NFL, together with the Steelers.“
And right here’s a compilation of what individuals stated about DK Metcalf’s huge night time.
NFL Community’s Mike Garafolo says DK Metcalf channeled his interior Michael Jordan in Monday night time’s win.