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Eagles vs. Seahawks: Winners & Losers - BGN
You can argue over Sanchez and Foles until you're blue in the face, but the issue is that both of them offer essentially similar results. The team needs an upgrade at quarterback and truth be told, they've gone from being in a good spot with a young, cheap quarterback to being a winning team that needs a passer that they likely don't have the resources to obtain. It doesn't really matter who starts moving forward, but I do think this team is good enough to sweep the division and win it with either.

Some Stood Up - Iggles Blitz
While today was discouraging, there were 2 Eagles who played well. Fletcher Cox looked like the best DL on the field. He was a big reason why the Eagles kept Marshawn Lynch under control. Lynch was 23-86, but 20 of that came on a draw play early in the game. Cox had 8 solo tackles (more than any Eagle or Seahawk) and was a disruptive force all game long. He was in on 11 total tackles and had a TFL. He could have had a couple of sacks if Russell Wilson wasn’t such a shifty, elusive QB.

Kelly's team is not quite ready to be elite - Inquirer
Look, the Eagles' loss Sunday doesn't mean that they can't or won't beat the Cowboys next week or win the NFC East for the second time in two years under Kelly. But it does mean that the hopes and expectations for this team, for this season, have to be tempered. Within the division, Kelly's presence gives the Eagles a substantial advantage over Jason Garrett, the Giants' Tom Coughlin, or the Redskins' Jay Gruden - all of whom are in charge of rosters with comparable overall talent to the Eagles'. But there's enough evidence to show that the Eagles are a rung below the best of the NFC - the Seahawks and the Packers - and they have a ways yet to go to make up that gap.

Not Enough For Eagles In 24-14 Loss -
In very business-like order the Eagles will turn the page and focus on Dallas and the NFC East battle ahead, but lessons learned in Sunday’s 24-14 to Seattle resonate for the moment. The defending Super Bowl champions lived up to their reputation in every way …

Eagles’ loss to Seahawks worse than final score indicates -  The 700 Level
There’s no shame in losing to the defending world champions. For a supposed Super Bowl contender like the Philadelphia Eagles, however, there certainly is reason to be distressed with the way they lost. The final score reads 24-14, suggesting the game was relatively close, except that really wasn’t the case. The Seattle Seahawks dominated just about everywhere but the tally. The Eagles never truly threatened.

Eagles blow their chance to make a statement - Daily News
The Eagles were unanimous about two things yesterday at Lincoln Financial Field: that the Seattle Seahawks did, indeed, beat them by the score of 24-14, and that there are no measuring sticks in the NFL. Because if there were measuring sticks, hoo boy.

Sanchez, Eagles' O historically bad vs. Seahawks - CSN Philly
One hundred and thirty-nine yards? Seriously? That’s usually a good quarter for a Chip Kelly offense. Sunday, it was an entire game.

McCoy Plays With Heavy Heart - Birds 24/7
There was pain in LeSean McCoy’s voice as he addressed the media early Sunday evening. He spoke very quietly, often closing his eyes or taking a deep breath as he mustered a response to questions about his fumble or the rushing record or the Seahawks’ approach, all of which likely seemed a lot less important than it normally would.

Rams use players acquired in RG3 trade as captains, just to torment Washington - SB Nation
Jeff Fisher wants you to know that the Rams won the Robert Griffin III trade.

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