Seattle Seahawks Crush the Philadelphia Eagles at Home: A Fan’s Reaction

The Seattle Seahawks made it look easy on Thursday night (Dec. 1), crushing the Philadelphia Eagles in front of a sell-out crowd at CenturyLink Field. It was a strong game for both the Seahawks offense and defense, and they made it look easy against a team that just couldn't do anything to stop them.

The Seahawks won the game 31-14, beating up on a team that every analyst on NFL Network (during the pregame) claimed would easily win this game. It wasn't even close though and there are a lot of people in that studio who will have crow as the main course at dinner. That is usually the case when Seattle gets the chance to play in primetime, and the team really showed up with one of its best performances of the season.

Though Seattle and Philadelphia came into this game with the same 4-7 record, the Seahawks looked like a team in a completely different class of talent. Running back Marshawn Lynch(notes) did anything he wanted to in the running game, the secondary intercepted Eagles quarterback Vince Young(notes) four times and Tarvaris Jackson(notes) played a very clean game that showed he is really starting to mature this season.

This is another one of those games where Seahawks fans get to witness just how good this roster is, and how well the young players on this team are developing. The secondary is going to get the respect it deserves soon enough, and forcing the Eagles into four interceptions was just part of what they were able to do on Thursday night. Kam Chancellor(notes) had one of those interceptions, Brandon Browner(notes) had two and David Hawthorne(notes) ran one back 77 yards for a back-breaking touchdown in the fourth quarter.

Holding the Eagles offense to just 330 total yards was another nice accomplishment that came out of this game, and holding LeSean McCoy(notes) to just 84 yards on the ground was another sign of improvement from the defensive line. If only the Seahawks could continue to play like this every game for the rest of the year, there still exists a small chance that they could sneak into the NFC Playoffs as a wild card team.

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*Ryan Christopher DeVault is a lifelong fan of the Seattle Seahawks that continues to hold out hope that the team is heading in the right direction with a new coach, a weak NFC West, and some great young players on defense.

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Updated Thursday, Dec 1, 2011