With the 17-9 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles, the Seattle Seahawks are now 6-0 on the road and match their franchise-best road win total from 2013. They’ll have a chance to beat that record with two more road games left on the schedule against the Los Angeles Rams and Carolina Panthers.
Joining the podcast to talk about the Seahawks victory is Rob Staton of Seahawks Draft Blog. We talk about all of the biggest moments from the game as Seattle seemed determined to allow the Eagles to stay in this game until Rashaad Penny broke off a 58-yard run to put the Seahawks up 17-3 in the fourth quarter. Penny earned the best stat line on offense, though DK Metcalf had an opportunity to hold that title and Rob talks about what differentiates Metcalf from some of the other top wide receivers in the NFL.
It was clearly the defense the led the way in this game and they did it despite Jadeveon Clowney sitting on the bench for the Seahawks and Jarran Reed appearing to suffer an injury early on in the game. Tre Flowers had a big day by knocking down three passes and coming away with one of two Carson Wentz interceptions.
Six road wins matches the 2013 team for the most in a season.— Seattle Seahawks (@Seahawks) November 24, 2019
AND we're also now 4-0 this year when traveling east and playing at 10 a.m. PT.
One of the most exciting plays on defense led into one of the most frustrating series by the offense in this game. It was a big play from Shaquem Griffin as he forced a fumble on the exchange between Carson Wentz and his running back. Perhaps sensing the inability to score on offense, Quinton Jefferson recovered the ball and attempted the lateral the football on the return.
Any fault for attempting to make a play could be forgiven after watching the following offensive series where a false start, delay of game, and tripping penalty moved them out of field goal range and led to a Russell Wilson interception on 3rd and 25.
Wilson somehow finished with a stat line that earned him a lower quarterback rating (75.4) than Carson Wentz (75.8). With that being the case, Seahawks fans should be prepared for the Lamar Jackson MVP talk to intensify. With two games coming up against the Rams and 49ers coming up, we may be forced to cheer for it as Jackson has an opportunity to knock the Rams out of the playoff picture on Monday Night Football.
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