Ex-Notre Dame football star leads team to MNF victory

The Seattle Seahawks likely would have lost to the Eagles if not for one particular former Notre Dame football star.

Nov 12, 2023; Seattle, Washington, USA; Seattle Seahawks safety Julian Love (20) tackles Washington
Nov 12, 2023; Seattle, Washington, USA; Seattle Seahawks safety Julian Love (20) tackles Washington / Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
facebooktwitterreddit

If you're a Notre Dame football fan who didn't pay much attention to the Monday Night Football game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Seattle Seahawks, you're not alone. After all, the contest featured an Eagles squad that has hit some rough waters of late, and a Seahawks team that just doesn't seem all that good.

However, if you did ignore the MNF tilt, you did miss one performance that was definitely worth watching. You missed former Notre Dame football star Julian Love put in quite the game. In fact, it's not inaccurate to say that without his performance, the 'Hawks wouldn't have pulled off the victory.

On the night, Love record 9 tackles and 2 passes defended. For most players, those numbers would be impressive enough to mention. But it was the former Fighting Irish star's two interceptions that really gave Seattle the victory.

Yes, two interceptions in one game are impressive enough. After all, Love came into the game with 2 interceptions all season. He doubled his output on Monday night and did it against one of the better quarterbacks in the NFL. That's the case even if Jalen Hurts came into the game feeling a bit under the weather.

Ex-Notre Dame football star logs game winners

Julian Love's first interception came with just over 8 minutes left in the game and with the Eagles leading the former Notre Dame football star's new team, 17-13. Hurts was going for the insurance touchdown and he was looking for a deep throw to the end zone to do it. But love managed to get position on his man and pick the ball off for a touchback. That allowed his squad to stick around.

His second interception of the night was even bigger. This time, the Seahawks had managed to take the lead and were desperately hoping to hold on. This time, he made a pick down the sideline where he had to toe tap both feet in to keep possession on his own 17 yard line with 22 seconds. The pick gave the 'Hawks the win.

The safety is in his first season with Seattle and it's been a good one. On the year, he has nearly 100 tackles and 4 picks. And on Monday night, he did Notre Dame football faithful proud once again.