After three straight games finished with dramatic throws to the end zone, the Seattle Seahawks defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 26-15 Sunday, in a game that became more notable for injuries to both sides than for action in the second half.
On a trick end-around toss-throwback play, Doug Baldwin threw a 15-yard touchdown to Russell Wilson to make the score 23-7 Seahawks midway through the third and the Seahawks later added a field goal.
Stephen Hauschka missed a field goal in the fourth quarter and had an extra point blocked but finished 2-3 on field goals and 2-3 at extra points.
Despite all the success on the field, injuries ravished the Seahawks. Seattle lost All-Pro safety Earl Thomas and starting cornerback DeShawn Shead to hamstring strains. Troymaine Pope limped out of the game in the fourth quarter. In the second quarter Thomas Rawls made his first appearance since a hairline fracture in his fibula week 2, and rookie Rees Odhiambo took the place of George Fant while Seattle extended its lead to 16-7, but Fant came back before halftime. Rawls finished with 14 carries for 57 yards.
C.J. Prosise started the scoring with a 72-yard touchdown on his second touch of the game, but left with a shoulder injury before halftime. Travone Boykin took a carry as tailback in the fourth quarter, raising questions about Rawls’s health.
Seattle improved to 7-2-1, and have a 3-2-1 record against the NFC.