The Seattle Seahawks had their biggest win of the season Sunday night at CenturyLink Field, defeating the NFL-leading Philadelphia Eagles 24-10 to improve to 8-4 and get back into playoff position.
Here’s what Seahawks coach Pete Carroll had to say about the game in his opening comments in his postgame press conference:
“I hope that was as good for the 12s as it was for us, because they always want us to get out ahead and have a chance to feel what that’s like. We got to feel that tonight and play with it all night long. They were awesome, the stadium was just ridiculously good. So much fun to see it happen like that.
“I thought it was a really terrific night of football because of the respect that we have for the Eagles. This is an excellent football team, there isn’t anything that they’re doing that isn’t at the top of the mark across the board. So for us to play our game and really be in command of the game throughout, it was really a great step forward for us. So we were real pleased with that win.
“I thought that the defense did a fantastic job. This is an offense that just rips. This is a running game that rips, and none of those things were the big factors. We gave up one touchdown drive with two miraculous plays by their quarterback, which is nothing new, he’s been doing it all year, he’s an amazing player. So the defense did a terrific job.
“Special teams were on it throughout the night, really solid.
“And I really liked the play of the offense. I thought we ran the ball better. Mike [Davis] did a nice job with his opportunities. And I thought Russell [Wilson], his guys caught the ball across the board beautifully, everybody did. I thought that Russell was spectacular tonight. I just thought that the stuff he was able to create, it doesn’t really show up in the stats as much, but it was just an amazing night of football. That was fun to watch, and I loved it, and I hope you guys did, too. It was pretty exciting.”