EAGLES LOSS TO THE SEATTLE SEAHAWKS 24-14.
After coming off the nice holiday along with a fulfilling victory against the forever hated Dallas Cowboys the Eagles just simply did not bring it in this game. The Eagles had barely any time when they were in control but for the most part Seattle controlled the tempo and when you do that against our Eagles, you win the game.
Quarterback Mark Sanchez did not play well as he completed 10 of 20 passes for 96 yards with 2 touchdowns and 1 interception. This is a bad performance and this was just a recurring them throughout the entire for the game as the high octane offense of the Eagles failed to gain any rhythm. Running back LeSean McCoy did not much of anything after most of us thought that he would’ve kept his momentum going. McCoy had 17 carries for only 50 yards, his longest rush was 10 yards, and fumbled 1 time. This was probably his worst game of the season.
To be completely honest, the entire offense was atrocious. For the first time in the Chip Kelly Era, us fans can say that and their are stats to back it up. The Eagles only gained 139 yards of offense that is typically one quarter for the explosive Eagles offense. This is only the 10th time in franchise history that the Eagles have been outgained by 300 yards. Also, the Eagles only had 18:04 of possession time and I am not one of those people that says time of possession wins games but in this instance it obviously rained true.
The only defensive standouts in this loss was defensive lineman Fletcher Cox and linebacker Mychal Kendricks. Cox and Kendricks had 11 tackles each and 1 tackle for loss each. Both of these men are obviously the building blocks of this defense and haulted, for the most part, one of the best running backs in the league in Marshawn Lynch. The rest of the defense did play well enough to keep the Eagles in the game but one of the instances for the Eagles just having no breaks was when safety Malcolm Jenkins dropped an easy pick six.
The loss put the Eagles at 9-4, most likely out of contention for a first round bye, and tied for 1st place in the NFC East with the Dallas Cowboys. The next three games are very importantly as they will ride on the NFC East title as the Eagles have their last three games, which are all road games, against Dallas, Washington, and the Giants. Dallas is next weeks game and Chip knows that as he said “I don’t think anyone has to get revved up to play the Cowboys. It’s a division game. It’s an opportunity to establish yourself in the NFC East. That’s what this season is about right now. I don’t think anyone is going to come in on Tuesday with their heads down.”
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