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Seahawks stun Eagles with last-minute TD pass

Dec 18, 2023; Seattle, Washington, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts (1) rushes against the Seattle Seahawks during the second quarter at Lumen Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Drew Lock fired a 29-yard touchdown pass to Jaxon Smith-Njigba with 28 seconds remaining to give the Seattle Seahawks a dramatic 20-17 victory over the visiting Philadelphia Eagles on Monday night.

Starting with 1:52 left, Lock drove the Seahawks 92 yards on 10 plays, hitting DK Metcalf for 34 yards along the way. Smith-Njigba later beat Eagles cornerback James Bradberry to make the scoring catch and help Seattle (7-7) halt a four-game losing streak.

Seattle’s Julian Love made two interceptions in the fourth quarter, including the game-clincher with six seconds left. The Seahawks never led until Lock’s TD throw to Smith-Njigba.

Jalen Hurts rushed for two touchdowns to equal the NFL single-season record, but the Eagles (10-4) lost their third consecutive game. With his second score on the ground, Hurts raised his season total to 14 and matched Cam Newton (2011) for the one-year record for rushing touchdowns by a quarterback.

Hurts played despite battling an illness that reportedly led him to fly to Seattle separately from the team. He connected on 17 of 31 passes for 143 yards and the two interceptions, and he added a team-high 82 rushing yards on 13 carries for Philadelphia.

Lock completed 22 of 33 passes for 208 yards and one touchdown in his second straight start for the Seahawks. He played in place of Geno Smith (groin), who was active for the game but didn’t play for the second straight game.

Kenneth Walker III ran for 86 yards and a touchdown on 19 carries and Metcalf caught five passes for 78 yards for Seattle.

D’Andre Swift rushed for 74 yards on 18 carries for the Eagles.

The Eagles used the “Tush Push” to take a 17-10 lead as Hurts plunged in from the Seattle 1-yard line with 4:43 left in the third quarter.

The Seahawks cut their deficit to four when Jason Myers kicked a 43-yard field goal with 10 minutes remaining in the game.

Philadelphia opened the contest with a 15-play, 75-yard touchdown drive that took 8:29. Hurts finished it with a 3-yard keeper.

The Eagles increased their lead to 10-0 when Jake Elliott booted a 27-yard field goal with 6:20 left in the first half.

The Seahawks got on the board when Myers kicked a 26-yard field goal with 1:42 remaining in the half.

Seattle knotted the score at 10 when Walker broke loose on a 23-yard scamper with 10:05 left in the third quarter.

–Field Level Media

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