SEATTLE -- Russell Wilson used his arm and legs over the past three weeks to prove that he is getting closer to 100 percent healthy.
On Sunday afternoon, the Seattle Seahawks quarterback provided more proof with his hands.
Wilson's first career receiving touchdown, on a 15-yard pass from wide receiver Doug Baldwin, broke open a close game in the third quarter, and the Seahawks cruised to a 26-15 win over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday afternoon.
"I told Doug, 'We can switch jobs if you want. It might not be pretty, but we can switch jobs.'" Wilson said after the win. "A great throw by him. ... We executed it well there."
Wilson said he caught one touchdown pass in college, but Sunday's was the first of his NFL career.
"I think we've been trying to call that (play) for the past four, five years -- literally," Wilson said. "We've called it before, but we just didn't get the right look, whatever that means. Today, we got the right look."
Wilson pitched the ball to Baldwin, who ran to the right flat before turning and throwing back to the quarterback 10 yards downfield. Wilson caught the ball around the 5-yard line and dived into the end zone to give Seattle a 23-7 lead.
"It was a good throw," Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said, "and a good throw makes (the play)."
Carroll said that Wilson's improving health from September knee and ankle injuries was a factor in deciding to call the play Sunday.
"Russell looked really good today," the Seahawks coach said after Wilson completed 18 of 31 passes for 272 yards and a touchdown. "I thought he moved beautifully. ... He looks like he's back."
Said Wilson: "It feels great, obviously, to move around and make some plays."
--The Eagles lost a fifth consecutive road game, and their once-thriving chances of making the playoffs are growing dim with each defeat.
"When you go on the road, you've got to keep that same mentality you have at home," coach Doug Pederson said Sunday.
Quarterback Carson Wentz had another rough game on the road, although he was able to salvage some pretty good statistics with a strong fourth quarter. Wentz completed 23 of 45 passes for 218 yards and a pair of touchdowns, but he also threw two interceptions. He threw for 124 yards and a touchdown in the fourth quarter.
"I thought he did some good things today," Pederson said. "Ball security, obviously we've got to do a better job of taking care of the ball. It was a good learning experience for him."
Five of Wentz's seven interceptions this season have come on the road, while he has been sacked 15 times on the road and only six times at home.
--The Seahawks were hoping to give second-year running back Thomas Rawls a little more action on Sunday. As it turned out, he got more snaps than anyone expected.
"I'm not sure that was in the game plan," Rawls said after being told he was on the field for 40 snaps. "But like I tell you guys (in the media), whatever it takes."
After undergoing ankle surgery that kept him out of action in September and most of October, Rawls had his most productive game of the season Sunday while teammate C.J. Prosise nursed a shoulder injury. Rawls had 57 yards on a team-high 14 carries in the win.
Prosise broke a 72-yard touchdown run in the first quarter but eventually came out of the game with a significant shoulder injury. Carroll did not know the extent of the injury but did not shoot down the possibility that Prosise might be out for the year.
--Philadelphia receiver Nelson Agholor is taking a lot of heat this season, and Sunday's game isn't likely to silence the critics. He had zero catches, made an egregious drop over the middle and was lined up wrong on a 57-yard touchdown pass that got called back due to an illegal formation.
"He's a part of our team, and we've got to keep plugging away," Pederson said. "He's got to fight through it."
--Several players missed time during a physical second half, with both teams losing their starting halfbacks along the way.
Prosise and Philadelphia's Ryan Mathews (knee) both came out of the game. Eagles veteran running back Darren Sproles (ribs) and Seattle Pro Bowl safety Earl Thomas (hamstring) also sustained second-half injuries.
Eagles right tackle Halapoulivaati Vaitai (knee) was helped off the field with 2 1/2 minutes remaining in the game.
Among the players who got hurt but were able to return to action were Philadelphia tackle Jason Peters (forearm), Eagles defensive tackle Fletcher Cox and Seattle left tackle George Fant (shoulder).
Carroll said after the game that he did not know the extent of Thomas' injury.