“Seahawks Seal Dramatic Win as Lock’s Heroics Dash Eagles’ Dominance”

After 32 straight regular-season weeks atop the NFL standings, Nick Sirianni and the Philadelphia Eagles have someone to keep an eye on after their third straight setback, this time a 20-17 loss in Seattle. Seahawks quarterback Drew Lock’s late 29-yard pass to rookie Jaxon Smith-Njigba. A desperate attempt to get Jake Elliott into the end zone in the waning seconds backfired when Seattle safety Julian Love picked off Jalen Hurts for the second time on the night. A high-profile move from Sean Desai to Matt Patricia as the defensive signal caller labored a bit and the Eagles defense allowed just 297 yards, but the group continued to fail in big spots. For the game-winner, Lock found Smith-Njigba getting just one outside cover from veteran James Bradberry and rising to the back post, where the rookie grabbed the back of the football and hung on. The Eagles (10-4) have already reached a playoff spot but remain tied with Dallas in the NFC. The conference’s top seed is likely out of reach after three games. San Francisco not only leads Philadelphia 11-3, but also owns a 42-19 victory over the Eagles after a three-game skid. HURT, NO NO? Hurts was questionable to play with the illness, but was sidelined during the game. He was effective in the running game with 13 carries for a season-high 82 yards and two touchdowns, but finished just 17-of-31 for 143 yards and two Love picks, with a passer rating of just 40.1.

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