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Hawks pick off Feeley

PHILADELPHIA — Lofa Tatupu joked about missing a tackle and a few defensive assignments. The way he caught the ball, the linebacker might want to play tight end, too.

Tatupu set up Seattle's first two touchdowns by intercepting former University of Oregon quarterback A.J. Feeley twice in the first quarter, and he sealed a 28-24 victory over Philadelphia with another pick at the Seahawks 4 in the final minute Sunday.

"Tatupu had one of the great games I've ever seen a linebacker have," Seattle coach Mike Holmgren said. "He does have great instincts. He's got great ball skills. He can catch the ball. He was a former quarterback. He's very athletic plus he's a tough guy. He can make those plays that other linebackers can't."

Tatupu had three interceptions as a rookie in 2005, but only two since. He matched that total in the first six minutes, and capped off a career day by hauling in Feeley's pass with 23 seconds left.

"I'm just glad I didn't drop it," Tatupu said.

Maurice Morris — a former teammater of Feeley's with the Ducks — had a 45-yard touchdown run, helping the NFC West-leading Seahawks improve to 8-4. Matt Hasselbeck threw for two scores and Shaun Alexander had 65 yards rushing and one TD after missing three games with a sprained knee.

Playing their second straight game without the injured Donovan McNabb, the Eagles (5-7) didn't have problems moving the ball on a cold, rainy day. Brian Westbrook's 64-yard punt return put the ball at Seattle's 14 with under two minutes left, but Feeley threw his fourth interception on third down. He finished 19-for-42 for 220 yards.

"It's my job to see everything and protect the football," Feeley said. "The bottom line is it's me. It's going to eat on me for a while if Don comes back and I have to sit on this."

Feeley tossed his third straight interception on the first play from scrimmage. Tatupu returned it 33 yards to the Eagles 18, and Seattle went ahead 7-0 when Alexander ran in from the 2.

After Westbrook's 29-yard TD run in the third quarter gave the Eagles their first lead, Morris put Seattle ahead to stay. Morris took a pitch, ran untouched into the secondary, juked past a tackler and scampered into the end zone.

The Eagles tied it at 7 when Correll Buckhalter ran 30 yards for a score. Later in the first quarter, Tatupu returned his second pick 49 yards to set up a TD.

to the Eagles 8. Hasselbeck fired a 12-yard TD pass over the middle to Bobby Engram on third down to put the Seahawks ahead 14-7.

Seattle’s Lofa Tatupu runs with an interception in the last seconds of Sunday’s game. - AP