When losses like this don't even get you angry anymore, that's when you know a team has gotten really bad. You get angry watching a game because it's defying your expectations. If you expect your team to stink and they do, you're not going to throwing stuff around the house and screaming. They're just doing what you expected.
And that's what the Eagles did tonight. What we expected of them. No heart, no hustle, fire... whatever old sports cliche you want to use to describe a team or player that cares.... The Eagles don't have it.
For the second straight week the Eagles were absolutely blown out on national TV. Only this time it wasn't by the Patriots, it was the 4-7 Seattle Seahawks. And granted, Seattle is a tough place to play and the Seahawks aren't a bottom feeder team, but they were 4-7 coming into this game for a reason. But tonight, they might as well have been the Pats because they outplayed the Eagles in every phase of the game.
Marshawn Lynch just ran all over the defense to the tune of 148 yards and a couple TDs. I said during the game that this was a worse tackling display than we saw against the Bills earlier in the season, which was previously the worst tackling performance I've ever seen. The Eagles missed 13 tackles in that game, which is a number they just might have eclipsed in the first half tonight. Jason Babin had a pair of sacks to put him at 12 for the season, but of course he was run at all night.
On offense, it was just a joke. Vince Young threw four picks. Some were his fault, at least one wasn't... but when you get up to four, there's really no point in scrutinizing each pick too much. It was simply an awful performance from Young and the offense as a whole. I will give VY some credit as one of the few guys out there that seemed to be really trying. He gave an effort, but effort isn't enough.
As has been the case for virtually the whole season, LeSean McCoy was the lone bright spot. Despite and injured toe that made him a game time decision, McCoy accounted for 133 yards from scrimmage and two TDs tonight. That puts him at 15 TDs on the season, three shy of Steve Van Buren's franchise record set in 1945.
Just to add insult to injury, Colt Anderson, who was one of the few players on the team that has shown real heart and just might have made the pro bowl as a special teamer this season suffered a torn ACL and is done for the year. Nnamdi Asomugha may also miss some time with a concussion and a stinger.
This loss puts the Eagles record at 4-8 on the season and there's a half decent chance that they may lose out. They're on the road in Miami next week and that team is playing much better lately. Then it's home to the Jets, at Dallas and ending at home to the Redskins. The most winnable game there is week 17 against the Skins and at that point, they'll probably be battling for top 10 positioning in the draft.