The Eagles lost to the Seahawks in Seattle, as most teams do. Did the power rankers punish them for it?
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Sizeable drop for Philly after a loss that was more of a blowout than final score ( 26-15) indicates. Admittedly, your Power Ranker had given the Eagles some tough love of late, as they didn't move higher than the 10 spot after beating the Falcons in Week 10. The issue? Well, fans might not realize it, but the Eagles now have dropped five of their last seven games, and are a distant fourth in the NFC East (0-3 in the division). After owning a passer rating north of 100 through his first four starts, Carson Wentz has enjoyed only one game over 90 since, piling up a not-robust 4:6 touchdown-to-interception ratio in that span. Luckily for the much-praised rookie, the Packers' defense limps into the Linc next Monday night.
Less than 11 months ago, QB Carson Wentz was battling Jacksonville State. Now he's coming off a battle with "The Legion of Boom." Wentz may be coming down to earth, but remember, he is still a rookie. He'll have a chance to pad his stats against the depleted Packers secondary on Monday night.
Carson Wentz has looked like exactly the player he is in Sunday's loss to the Eagles: a rookie. He’s struggled with turnovers and doesn’t have much success when throwing downfield, which he rarely does anymore. His receivers and their balky hands don’t help, but the Eagles’ recent struggles can mostly be attributed to Wentz’s issues. Fortunately, the NFC is wide open and they’re still well within the running for a postseason berth.
Darren Sproles has a fractured rib. Ryan Mathews has a right knee injury. Just as the Eagles started to figure out that they needed to take some responsibility off Carson Wentz’s plate by leaning on the running game, the offense might go all back on the rookie quarterback’s shoulders.
A year ago, 5-5 would have put them in contention for the division title. Now, it puts them firmly in the basement.
Sometimes, I wonder who the real Eagles rookie is.
Is it Carson Wentz, who’s shown wisdom beyond his years? Or is it any Eagles receiver on the other end of Wentz’s passes? Most of those guys can’t catch a cold, let alone a perfect Wentz spiral.
The same old Eagles issues popped up in Week 11. Those aforementioned drops let a super-hot Russell Wilson back onto the field. There, he exploited a less-than-stellar secondary and even caught a touchdown throw.
More troubling: Fletcher Cox and Brandon Graham were hardly heard from. I would’ve expected a better showing from those stalwarts.
The Eagles dropped as expected, and a fair amount. They entered Seattle averaging 11th, and they leave it averaging 14th. 3 spots after a bad loss, even to a top team, is about right.