The Seattle Seahawks, for the second time this season, returned home from a trip to Linoln Financial Field to take on the Philadelphia Eagles with a 17-9 victory. The Hawks improved to 8-1 on the road this season and will now face the Green Bay Packers in the Divisional Round next Sunday.
To recap the Eagles game, Kenneth Arthur joins the Field Gulls Podcast to talk about how one of the most significant differences between the two games was the play of rookie wide receiver D.K. Metcalf. After being held to three catches for 35 yards in the first appearance, he bounced back to set the NFL record for most receiving yards in a rookie’s first playoff game.
Metcalf’s 160 receiving yards was also the most by a Seahawks receiver in a playoff game in franchise history, breaking a record held by Darrell Jackson since 2005. The 53-yard touchdown in the third quarter was the Seahawks longest play of the day, and he finished with four of Seattle’s six longest plays.
Though the Seahawks had the biggest margin of victory for the weekend, once again Pete Carroll and the Seahawks were involved in a one-possession game. Tune into the podcast to hear Kennth’s comments to any Seahawks fans who are tired of seeing their team involved in close games.
The win over the Eagles puts the franchise streak at six-straight wins over the Eagles in Philadelphia, started by a 38-0 victory in 1998. On Sunday, Seattle will look to end an eight-game losing streak at Lambeau Field, where the Seahawks haven’t won since Mike Holmgren returned there for the first time in 1999 to face his former team.
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