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Russell Wilson's three touchdown passes and Seattle defense sparkle in big home victory over Philadelphia

Russsell Wilson passed for three touchdowns as the Seattle Seakawks bumped off the Philadelphia Eagles 24-10 Sunday night at CenturyLink Field.

Wilson completed 20 of 31 passes for 227 yards, dueling QB Carson Wentz of Philadelphia, who was 29 of 44 for 348 yards and one TD.TRIBUNE FILE PHOTO: MICHAEL WORKMAN - WILSON

Wilson also ran six times for 31 yards.

Mike Davis led Seattle backs with 63 yards on 15 carries.

Doug Baldwin had five catches for 84 yards for the Seahawks.

The visiting Eagles were trying to clinch the NFC East title.

The Seahawks were trying to keep pace with the Los Angeles Rams, who won Sunday against Arizona to go, for the time being, 1 1/2 games ahead of Seattle for first place in the NFC West.

Philadelphia slipped to 10-2, while Seattle improved to 8-4 and in position to claim one of two wild-card playoff berths in the conference.

The Seahawks became the first team this season to score a first-quarter touchdown on the Eagles when tight end Jimmy Graham hauled in Wilson's 11-yard pass with 40 seconds left. The PAT gave Seattle a 111-18 edge in yards and a 10-0 points lead.

Each team also had a first-half field goal — the Seahawks scoring first on Blair Walsh's 46-yarder and the Eagles getting a 26-yarder by Jake Elliott in the second quarter.

A 10-play, 80-yard drive in the third quarter gave the Hawks a 17-3 lead. Tyler Lockett capped it with a 1-yard TD reception from Wilson.

Early in the fourth quarter, Wentz made a 51-yard completion under pressure near the sideline and dour plays later hit Nelson Agholor from 27 yards for a score, slicing the lead to 17-10.

But Wilson flipped a TD pass of 15 yards to running back J.D. McKissic, upping the lead to 24-10 with 7:33 remaining.

An interception of a long Wentz pass into the end zone by Byron Maxwell with two minutes left all but sealed the victory.

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