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FINAL SCORE: Eagles lose to the Seahawks yet again, 23 to 17

Stop me if you’ve heard this before: the Philadelphia Eagles were defeated by the Seattle Seahawks.

They’re now 0-6 all-time against Russell Wilson’s team after losing once again on Monday Night Football. Final score: 23 to 17.

The Eagles are now 3-7-1 on the season.

Read on for observations and postgame thoughts.

FIRST QUARTER

  • The Eagles started out on offense first. They went three-and-out despite a penalty setting them up with 1st-and-5. Gee, who could’ve seen that happening? Also, really great to see Alshon Jeffery playing over Travis Fulgham!
  • The Seahawks easily drove into the red zone thanks to help from that D.K. Metcalf guy. Guy is kinda good. Darius Slay got called for unsportsmanlike conduct after getting in a shoving match with Metcalf. Then a Malik Jackson unnecessary roughness penalty brought up goal-to-go. Top notch discipline. The Seahawks got to 4th-and-goal from the 2-yard line and Derek Barnett blew up a short toss to David Moore. Nice to see DB coming up with a big play.
  • The Eagles ran Miles Sanders for zero yards. Then again for one yard. On 3rd-and-9, Wentz targeted Jalen Reagor along the sideline but the pass went incomplete. Looked like it could’ve been pass interference but there was no flag. Two straight three-and-outs to open the game. Offense still disjointed as ever.
  • The Seahawks went for it on 4th-and-2 from the Eagles’ 37-yard line and Barnett spun out of his pass rush to stop Russell Wilson’s running attempt short of the sticks. Another fourth down stop made by DB!
  • Wentz’s 2nd-and-13 pass for Dallas Goedert down the field was thrown behind the tight end and broken up by Bobby Wagner. Wentz was sacked on third down. Three straight three-and-outs to open the game.
  • The Eagles’ defense forced Seattle to go three-and-out. It was a strong start by Jim Schwartz’s side.

SECOND QUARTER

  • The Eagles started the second quarter with Jalen Hurts in the shotgun. Matt Pryor ruined the play with a false start. Hurts completed a 6-yard pass to Jeffery and then came out. Wentz got sacked on third down to force a FOURTH straight three-and-out. Lol.
  • Metcalf roasted Slay down the field for a 52-yard gain. Then Wilson hit David Moore for a fade touchdown with Avonte Maddox just too small to defend the play. Insurmountable lead for Seattle. EAGLES 0, SEAHAWKS 7.
  • On 3rd-and-2, the Eagles had Hurts hand off (with Wentz lined up out wide) for no gain. Make that FIVE straight three-and-outs against the NFL’s worst pass defense.
  • Davion Taylor had a BIG hit on punt coverage. That was cool!
  • The Seahawks drove down to the Eagles’ 6-yard line in eight plays. They got set back with intentional grounding on Wilson. But it didn’t matter behind Chris Carson took a draw for 16 yards and a touchdown. Yikes. EAGLES 0, SEAHAWKS 14.
  • The Eagles finally picked up a FIRST DOWN with a 20-yard run by Wentz. Then another with a 10-yard completion to Boston Scott! Amazing. The Eagles moved to Seattle’s 36-yard line. Another bad snap by Jason Kelce forced Wentz to pick it up and heave it just to avoid a major loss. Fortunate it wasn’t intentional grounding, the refs said it made it back to the line of scrimmage even though he didn’t. The Eagles got to 3rd-and-5 and Wentz beat the blitz with a quarterback draw to run for the first down. The Eagles got to the 3-yard line with 17 seconds left in the first half. Wentz hit Dallas Goedert over the middle for a touchdown. Still a game. Naturally, Jake Elliott missed the extra point. EAGLES 6, SEAHAWKS 14.

THIRD QUARTER

  • The Eagles held the Seahawks to a three-and-out to start the second half.
  • Wentz drove the Eagles into the red zone with some conversions to Jeffery (!) and Richard Rodgers along the way. Competency! Rhythm! Crazy concept. On 3rd-and-10 from the 17-yard line, Wentz was sacked by Jamal Adams. Elliott made his 42-yard field goal attempt. EAGLES 9, SEAHAWKS 14.
  • Metcalf beat Slay yet again for a 19-yard gain. The Eagles challenged the ruling of a completion but it was upheld and that left Philly with just one timeout with 19:19 left in the game. The Seahawks ended up having to settle for a 44-yard field from Jason Meyers. EAGLES 9, SEAHAWKS 17.

FOURTH QUARTER

  • The Eagles FINALLY targeted Travis Fulgham with just over 14 minutes left in the game. That completion set up a 4th-and-2. The Eagles went for it and Wentz’s pass was deflected by K.J. Wright. Turnover on downs at Philly’s own 48-yard line.
  • Slay beat by Metcalf again for a 31-yard gain. Slay had tight coverage but the throw and catch were perfect. Metcalf just a beast. The Seahawks had to settle for a 33-yard field goal, which they made to make it a two possession game. EAGLES 9, SEAHAWKS 20.
  • A Seahawks pass interference penalty put the Eagles at midfield. Another moved the Eagles to Seattle’s 21-yard line. Wentz overthrew a fade to an open Goedert on 1st-and-10. He overthrew a fade to Reagor on 2nd-and-10. On 3rd-and-10, Wentz checked down to Scott to avoid a sack and bring up 4th-and-4. On fourth down, the Eagles went for the first instead of kicking the field goal to make it a one score game. Wentz wasn’t on the same page with Goedert and threw a pick right to a defender.
  • The Eagles had a potential 3rd-and-11 stop wiped out by pass interference on Maddox. The Seahawks got to their own 45-yard line before punting.
  • The Eagles took over at their own 12-yard line down 11 points with 3:54 remaining in the game. Wentz had Jeffery open but overthrew him. The Eagles got to their own 46-yard line but then got set back with a sack and a holding penalty on Jordan Mailata. The Eagles got to 4th-and-31 from their own 25-yard line (lol) and Wentz threw way short of the sticks to Reagor, who couldn’t catch the high ball. And that was game.
  • The Seahawks widened their lead with a 39-yard field goal to help seal the deal. EAGLES 9, SEAHAWKS 23.
  • Wentz aired out a Hail Mary that was dropped by Fulgham and caught by Dick Rod. Hail Mary specialist! The Eagles went for two and got it. Gotta get those garbage time stats. EAGLES 17, SEAHAWKS 23.
  • Naturally, it was Metcalf who recovered the Eagles’ failed onside kick attempt.

FINAL SCORE: 23 to 17, Eagles LOSE


RAPID REACTION

  • Carson Wentz had 157 passing yards (before Philly’s final garbage time drive) against the NFL’s worst passing defense. 3.8 yards per passing attempt. Just not good enough. He found a rhythm at one point but he still struggled more often than not. Left a number of plays on the field with inaccurate passes.
  • For all that talk of the Eagles playing Jalen Hurts more at quarterback, he had one attempt for six yards. Not enough Hurts.
  • People are going to rip Doug Pederson for not kicking a field goal late in the game. It was the right call to kick. No guarantee the Eagles would make it that deep into scoring territory again. Also, the Eagles don’t have to go for it on fourth down if the Wentz didn’t leave so many plays on the field.
  • Jim Schwartz’s defense played well enough to win for the second week in a row. The offense just isn’t holding up their end of the bargain.
  • Alex Singleton continues to be a beast. Dude plays tough.
  • D.K. Metcalf is hardly an easy cover … but the Eagles got Darius Slay to be a No. 1 cornerback who could lock down those types. He didn’t do that tonight.
  • Nice to see Dallas Goedert was more involved.
  • Still not enough Travis Fulgham.
  • Miles Sanders has just not been the weapon in the passing game the Eagles needed him to be this year.

INJURIES

  • None to report! What a rarity.

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