They’re now 0-7 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.
- 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!
Wentz late on his first throw and a drop(?). Wentz on time with his next throw and off target. Alshon Jeffery drop.— Michael Kist (@MichaelKistNFL) December 1, 2020
The best play of the first drive was a hard count. Let's go.
- 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!
Derek Barnett stopping the Seahawks on fourth down TWICE now pic.twitter.com/NwhJkuJoY0— PFF (@PFF) December 1, 2020
- 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.
At the end of the first quarter, the Eagles have 0 first downs and -4 total yards on offense.— Patrick (@GoBirdsGoSixers) December 1, 2020
Against the worst pass defense in the NFL.
Yesterday the Broncos faced the #1 defense in the league and didn't have a QB. They gained 26 yards in the 1st Qtr. The Eagles are facing one of the worst defenses in the league and have -4 yards at the end of the 1st Qtr. Yikes.— Tommy Lawlor (@lawlornfl) December 1, 2020
- The Eagles’ defense forced Seattle to go three-and-out. It was a strong start by Jim Schwartz’s side.
- 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.
Eagles had 11 weeks to come up with a plan to creatively involve Hurts. They had nothing.— Sheil Kapadia (@SheilKapadia) December 1, 2020
If you want to give Hurts a shot, give him a shot - for a half, a game, whatever. What are you accomplishing with this nonsense?
From QB factory to this, an organization with no plan.
- 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.
The Eagles would lose $2.3M in cap space by cutting Jake Elliott in 2021.— Brandon Lee Gowton (@BrandonGowton) December 1, 2020
Pederson calling a generally solid game, as per usual. Ton of option/short stuff that is hard to string together, but got enough execution and a silly billy intentional grounding no-call on that drive to score. Did well to eat clock as well to keep Seattle benched.— Benjamin Solak (@BenjaminSolak) December 1, 2020
@ESPNStatsInfo: Carson Wentz completed only 2 passes thrown to targets beyond the line of scrimmage in the 1st half. He was 2-of-10 passing beyond the line of scrimmage, and 5-of-7 at/behind the LOS.— Ed Werder (@WerderEdESPN) December 1, 2020
- 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.
The Eagles had a perfect screen dialed up, but no one apparently told Boston Scott. Instead of a potential touchdown, Wentz is sacked and the Eagles are forced to punt. pic.twitter.com/ULik9MV5ao— Patrick (@GoBirdsGoSixers) December 1, 2020
- 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.
The Seahawks are now leading the Eagles by a score of 17 to 9.— Brandon Lee Gowton (@BrandonGowton) December 1, 2020
- 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.
The Eagles have trailed by 10 or more points in 8 of 11 games this season.— Tommy Lawlor (@lawlornfl) December 1, 2020
- 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.
Carson Wentz just set a new career high for interceptions.— Brandon Lee Gowton (@BrandonGowton) December 1, 2020
2016: 14 in 16 games
2017: 7 in 13 games
2018: 7 in 11 games
2019: 7 in 16 games
2020: 15 in 11 games #Eagles
People aren't going to like that 4th and 4 decision either, but it was correct.— EdjSports (@edjsports) December 1, 2020
Going for it gave Philadelphia 2.3% greater pre-snap chance to win.
Even if they make the field goal, there's no guarantee they prevent Seattle from extending the lead beyond 8 points.#SEAvsPHI
Carson Wentz finds a wide open Quandre Diggs in the end zone pic.twitter.com/Z8UkWpFLaA— PFF (@PFF) December 1, 2020
- 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.
CARSON WENTZ HAIL MARY FOR THE BACKDOOR COVERpic.twitter.com/3r3n5o9mQM— PFF (@PFF) December 1, 2020
- Naturally, it was Metcalf who recovered the Eagles’ failed onside kick attempt.
FINAL SCORE: 23 to 17, Eagles LOSE
- 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.
- None to report! What a rarity.