Philadelphia quarterback Carson Wentz was sidelined with a head injury against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, who went on to win 17-9 against the Eagles in the NFC wild-card round at Lincoln Financial Field. Wentz, who was making his postseason debut, lasted only two offensive series before departing with a head injury following a helmet-to-helmet hit from Seahawks pass-rusher Jadeveon Clowney.
Russell Wilson threw a 53-yard touchdown pass to receiver DK Metcalf to give Seattle its first postseason win since the 2016 season. The Seahawks will travel to Green Bay to play the NFC North champion Packers on Jan. 12 in the divisional round. Wilson completed 18-of-30 throws for 325 yards and one touchdown. He also added nine carries for 45 rushing yards.
The Eagles turned to 40-year-old Josh McCown at quarterback after Wentz’s departure. McCown completed 18-of-24 passes for 174 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions. Prior to his early exit, Wentz was 1-of-4 passing for three yards.
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