Instant Reaction: 710 ESPN Seattle on Seahawks’ win over Eagles

Dec 3, 2017, 11:31 PM | Updated: Dec 4, 2017, 12:14 am

Running back Mike Davis made some big contributions in a team win over Philadelphia. (AP)...

Running back Mike Davis made some big contributions in a team win over Philadelphia. (AP)


After the Seahawks knocked off the NFL-leading Eagles 24-10, we got the opinions of the hosts of 710 ESPN Seattle to get a sneak peak of what they’ll be saying on the air Monday. Here is a look:

Dave Grosby of Bob, Groz and Tom

Oh boy, did I see this game wrong. Tremendous performance by the Seahawks really in all aspects – except maybe for punting. The Seahawks’ star players like Russell Wilson, Bobby Wagner and Doug Baldwin stepped up like stars are supposed to, but then you had the other guys – exemplified by Bradley McDougald and Mike Davis – that made this a total team effort and a very satisfying win. K.J. Wright told us not to sleep on the Seahawks and he was right. The Eagles seemed to have a bad day in every way from play calling to execution and even replay evaluation. There is some blame to go around for all, but frankly they didn’t look much like a 10-1 team and their chance to scare the NFC went by the boards. Instead the Seahawks can resume their spot as one of the most feared teams in the NFL, at least for a week.

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Brock Huard of Brock and Salk

Championship DNA matters in December, and Seattle let the hot, new thing in the NFL know they will not back down. The Hawks did to Philly what the Eagles have done all year – make the opponent one-dimensional. This was also offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell’s most masterful performance of the season, mixing and matching throughout and finishing in the red zone. Total team effort and quite possibly the best win in all of the NFL in 2017.

Jim Moore of Danny, Dave and Moore

The Seahawks picked a good time to turn in their best four-quarter performance of the season, pretty much controlling, if not dominating, the team with the best record in the NFL coming in. They got off to a great start, scoring the first first-quarter touchdown that the Eagles have allowed all year on an 11-yard pass from Russell Wilson to Jimmy Graham. And the defense was all over the place, disrupting the Eagles’ offense with sacks and hurries and tight coverage in the secondary. Those 60 minutes made any non-believers in the Seahawks feel like Pete Carroll’s team may just have another run at the Super Bowl after all.

Bob Stelton of Bob, Groz and Tom

This is a game that I’m extremely happy to have been wrong about. With the way these two teams were playing coming into this, logic said the Eagles should walk away with a win. After all, they were the highest-scoring offense in the NFL and third in the league in points allowed. They had one loss all season (with the league’s easiest schedule) whereas the Seahawks had four losses with the league’s second-easiest schedule. The Seahawks’ home-field advantage also seemed to have lost steam before this game, having lost two in a row at CenturyLink Field and giving up a boatload of points and yards vs. Houston in a shootout win. Maybe the Seahawks found inspiration in the doubters, as they have many times over the years. We saw vintage Seahawks with a dominant pass rush that kept Carson Wentz off-balance for the majority of the night, plus an opportunistic offense being led by escape artist Russell Wilson. It was great to see the old Hawks at home as opposed to what many thought was an OLD Hawks team coming into this game. Well done!

Tom Wassell of Bob, Groz and Tom

This is the most impressive win the Seahawks have had since they beat the Patriots in Foxborough a little over a year ago. Underdogs at home for the first time in a while and at 50 percent strength in the secondary, they made big plays every time it appeared the Eagles were about to strike. Philadelphia isn’t going anywhere, but this was a reminder that Seattle hasn’t gone anywhere either. Each one of the defensive backs made big plays against an offense that was rolling despite not having a ton of huge names themselves. Is Russell Wilson in the MVP race? Absolutely. He might be the single hardest player to game plan against in the entire league.​

Mike Salk of Brock and Salk

The Eagles are a good team that just had their first real challenge in a long time. After beating up on the sisters of the poor, they found themselves a real team to play and they got taught a lesson. A good team playing a clean game wins almost every time in the NFL, especially at home, and the Seahawks were exactly that tonight. Their most common refrain postgame was “don’t sleep on us.” And it should be. They have found their calling card, their come-together moment. And it’s a next-man-up, we-are-counted-out thing. I love it and can’t wait to watch them ride it. Russell won the battle against the assumed NFL MVP, and he won’t gain any MVP momentum at all because he is short and plays in Seattle not Philly. Wentz throws for more yards but commits two turnovers, including one in the red zone. Russ was perfect in the red zone, throws three TD passes, makes no turnovers, has fewer weapons, and makes more happen. I thought he taught the kid a lesson.

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