For Pete's Sake: Is a QB battle brewing after Seahawks upset Eagles in Week 15?

  • Drew Lock leads an impressive comeback drive
  • Julian Love needs a lifetime contract
  • JSN makes the best catch of his rookie season

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Coming into this Week 15 matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and Eagles, there wasn't a lot of optimism that Seattle would accomplish the ultimate upset at home and hand another loss to a very talented Philadelphia team.

The visiting team was expected to finally end their two-game losing streak, both of which were blowouts, and the Seahawks were considered the perfect opponent to do that. But it looks like they may have overlooked the motivation of their opponents and the passion of the 12s in attendance, as they were beaten in exciting fashion to finish this week's slate of games.

Besides the win standing out since the only believer in the Seahawks on the Monday Night Football panel was Scott Van Pelt, there were a few other parts of the game that need to be discussed, starting with the inevitable quarterback talk.

Drew Lock played like a starting quarterback on short notice

It was only earlier this season when the idea of Drew Lock taking over at quarterback for Geno Smith seemed like an outlandish idea. Smith is coming off a season where he was awarded the Comeback Player of the Year award, and although he hasn't played that similarly to that performance, he's remained a solid part of the offense week after week.

A recent injury has kept him sidelined the last two weeks, though, opening the door for another chance for Lock to prove he could be a viable QB1 in Seattle or elsewhere.

It didn't look like we would see that in this game since the offense could only score a field goal in the first half, but the final 30 minutes of gameplay was a near masterclass in creating opportunities for your team and taking advantage of them.

The teams each scored touchdowns in their first possessions of the third quarter, and after a few back-to-back punts, Seattle lessened the score deficit by adding a field goal. That's when the defense kicked it into overdrive, with Julian Love snagging the first interception of the night and forcing a punt on the Eagles' next series.

The game then came down to Seattle's offense with under two minutes to go. They needed a touchdown to take the lead, led by a quarterback with just two game-winning drives in his career. Lock was clutch on this drive, ending with an incredible 29-yard touchdown to Jaxon Smith-Njigba to put them up 20-17 with just 28 seconds remaining.

Love struck again with another interception, a highlight reel-worthy toe-tappin' on the sideline catch. This sealed the upset for Seattle, with much of it credited to Lock at a critical time in the game.

Could this mean there will be a quarterback controversy on the horizon since Lock led a team to beat the leaders in the NFC? Maybe, especially with three beatable teams left on the schedule. But it will likely come down to Smith's availability and performance upon his return to the field.