MNF, snow no match for Seahawks
Next in our moments in time series for 2011 how can you forget the two loss Seattle Seahawks on Monday, December 5, 2005 matching up with the Philadelphia Eagles.
The already NFC West Champions had the #1 defense in football and went into Philadelphia for a snowy Monday Night Football matchup at the Linc.
The offenses struggled in the snow, but the defense earned their money that day.
This isn’t going to be the climactic article I usually write as I will come out and tell you up front that the Seahawks won.
They won big. 42-0 big.
With Eagles players talking a whole lot of SMACK going into tomorrow’s Thursday Night Football matchup, I wanted to lay out the beatings we have put on them.
This is my favorite.
Here are the details of the beatdown.
The Seahawks started the game with a 16 play 8:00+ drive that ended with a Matt Hasselbeck to Bobby Engram touchdown pass.
Two Eagles defenders collided on the play which made it all that much easier for Engram to sneak in there for the easy catch and score.
On the ensuing Eagles drive, a little over 3 minutes later, Seahawks DB Andre Dyson picked off a Koy Detmer pass and took it to the house 72 yards downfield. That wouldn’t be his last strike, either.
Lofa Tatupu intercepted another pass in the beginning of the 2nd quarter and ran it back for a 38 yard score of his own.
Things were getting out of hand already, as the Seahawks were now up 21-0 in the 2nd quarter.
The last 5 minutes of the 2nd quarter saw Shaun Alexander score twice on runs of 2 yards and 1 yard. The first score of 2 yards was set up perfectly by a pass from Koy Detmer that was tipped by Tatupu and interception by Michael Boulware.
The 1 yard score was set up when Hasselbeck would then hit D.J. Hackett for a 42 yard strike.
At that point, up 35-0, the Seahawks began to put in backups as Shaun Alexander didn’t even play the second half and had his first total of less than 60 rush yards in over a year of holding that mark.
15 seconds into the 4th quarter, Dyson struck again, scooping up a fumble and returning it 25 yards for another score.
The offense and defense split points in the game with each side racking up 3 touchdowns.
Matt Hasselbeck finished just 8/15 for 98 yards and a touchdown. Pretty amazing stats with that scoreline.
Alexander had 19 rushes for 49 yards and his 2 short yardage scores.
Hackett had just the one catch on the day for 42 yards.
Engram had 3 catches for 34 yards and a touchdown.
The stellar Seattle defense caused 6 turnovers as Tatupu, Dyson, Boulware and Jimmy Williams all came up with interceptions as well as causing 2 forced fumbles which were both recovered by the Seahawks.
Leroy Hill had a sack and a half, Joe Tafoya had 1 and Bryce Fisher, Craig Terrell and Marcus Tubbs all recorded half of a sack.