Carson Wentz’s Hail Mary touchdown pass in Garbage Time results in a bad beat in Seahawks’ win over Eagles

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Fans who bet the Seahawks to cover their 6.5-point gap (via William Hill Sportsbook) on Monday night must have been feeling good after Jason Myers’ third basket giving Seattle a 23-9 lead over the Eagles with 1: 14 to play. The Eagles offense, after all, had struggled to get the ball back up to this point in the game, with Philadelphia quarterback Carson Wentz throwing just 157 yards on 41 attempts in the first 58 minutes. and 46 seconds left.

But after Boston Scott returned the next 40-yard kickoff, Wentz moved the Eagles to the Seahawks’ 33-yard line with 12 seconds left. From there, Wentz’s Hail Mary was caught by tight end Richard Rodgers, who reduced the Eagles’ deficit to eight points. The Eagles went on to beat the gap after Miles Sanders scored in the two-point try that followed.

While fans who picked the Seahawks to cover the gap were surely disappointed, fans who picked both teams to score under 49 points were rewarded after the two teams combined to score just 40 points in a game largely dominated by defense. Both teams struggled to execute the ball, with the Seahawks averaging just 2.53 yards per carry overnight.

The best offensive performance in the game came with wide receiver DK Metcalf, who finished the game with 10 receptions for 177 yards on 13 targets. In the process, Metcalf passed Darrell Jackson to second in Seahawks history for the most yards by a receiver in his first two seasons. Metcalf, who has amassed 1,939 yards for his career, is only 87 years away from overtaking Joey Galloway for the franchise record.

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