The Eagles offensive woes continue as they fall to Seahawks 17-9
For the second straight week, the Philadelphia Eagles have disappointed and that might be an understatement.
The Eagles fell to the Seattle Seahawks 17-9 in a game where once again the offense was as stagnant as ever. Usually, the Eagles defense has been a cause for trouble, but as of late, that hasn’t been the case.
#Eagles defense has now held its last 4 opponents to 17 points or less. Made MVP candidate Russell Wilson look mortal today. Jim Schwartz’s unit has answered the call. But can’t compensate for offensive deficiencies.
— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) November 24, 2019
Quarterback Carson Wentz struggled today again, with the loss of weapons and offensive linemen Lane Johnson, he had a pretty bad game. He finished 33 of 45 for 245 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. When you have no wide receivers, you shouldn’t be throwing the ball 45 times.
Tight end Zach Ertz led the way catching 12 passes for 91 yards and one touchdown. With him being the only reliable target on the field today, he saw a lot of work.
Running wise, Miles Sanders couldn’t get going. He was great when used, but he wasn’t used enough. He saw just 12 rushing attempts where he picked up 63 yards.
Defensively, like forth noted, the Eagles held strong for the most part. A 58 yard rushing touchdown where the Eagles showed very poor tackling really cemented the game for the Seahawks.
The Eagles woes continue and there’s no saying when they’ll be over with. Wentz is struggling and the Eagles offensive play calling has been atrocious. It’s hard to dissect this issue completely as the Eagles have been limited on offense.
Hopefully next week the Eagles get back a few guys and can put another win on their record.
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