Lynch dominates Eagles defense, and Seattle’s defense picks off four Vince Young passes to rebound from a woeful loss to Redskins four days earlier.
Marshawn Lynch ran for 148 yards and two touchdowns, the Seahawks intercepted Vince Young four times, and the Seahawks hammered the Philadelphia Eagles 31-14 at CenturyLink Thursday night. With the victory, the Seahawks improved to 5-7, including 2-1 in the second half. The Seahawks have won three of their past four games.
Lynch scored on a 15-yard run in the first quarter and on a 40-yard run in the second. He finished with 148 yards rushing, his fourth 100-yard game in the past five weeks.
“He (Lynch) was just really on it,” said head coach Pete Carroll.
Seattle linebacker David Hawthorne sealed the win when he intercepted a Young pass with 4:24 to play and returned it 77 yards for a touchdown, giving Seattle its final margin of victory.
Tarvaris Jackson completed 13 of 16 passes for 190 yards and one touchdown, but didn’t need to do much more because of Lynch’s productivity.
The Seahawks gained 347 yards to Philadelphia’s 330.
The Seahawks took a 7-0 lead when Lynch scored with 9:19 left in the first quarter. He scored his second at the 14:50 mark of the second period, giving Seattle a 14-0 lead.
The Eagles answered with LeSean McCoy’s 12th rushing touchdown moments later (11:43 remaining in the half) to make it 14-7. The Seahawks took a 17-7 lead with 16 seconds remaining in the first half when Steven Hauschka drilled a 49-yard field goal.
Lynch had 90 yards in the first half. He has scored TDs in eight consecutive games.
At 8:04 of the third quarter, Jackson threw an 11-yard touchdown pass to Golden Tate, who made a leaping catch in the back of the end zone for a 24-7 lead.
The Eagles got into the red zone in the final minute of the third quarter when Young took a shot at the end zone, but Richard Sherman had a great breakup of a pass by Young.
The Eagles cut Seattle’s lead to 10 with two minutes elapsed in the fourth quarter on a two-yard run the McCoy. The Philly drive took more than 10 minutes.
Philadelphia threatened in the final four minutes, but Young threw his third interception of the game, and Hawthorne returned it 77 yards for a touchdown, giving Seattle a 31-14 lead.
NEXT: Because of the Thursday night game, the Seahawks will be off until Dec. 12, when they host the St. Louis Rams, a team Seattle defeated 24-7 on Nov. 20.