Every week here at Pro Football Spot we revisit what took place during each of the Eagles’ regular season games.
The Philadelphia Eagles were handled by the Seattle Seahawks in their 26-15 loss on Sunday. Numerous amounts of injuries forced the Eagles offense into quick drives which in turned tired out the defense.
Run game’s slow start: The Eagles never established a strong run game, which led to the offense not being able to get anything going the entire game. Against a Seattle defense who held the Eagles running backs to just over 100 yards, the Eagles only totaled six rushing first downs the entire game.
Russell’s mobility too much for front seven: Not to say that the Eagles defensive line wasn’t dominant against a porous Seattle offensive line, but Russell Wilson’s mobility and playmaking ability out matched the play in the trenches. Anytime where an Eagles defensive lineman was close to applying pressure, Wilson would dink or let the ball fly right before. Wilson is a dynamic quarterback who had a good amount of awareness.
Wide receiver drops are the main killer: The unexplainable amount of drops that Eagles wide receivers made during the game have been one of the main reasons if not the main reason why the Eagles have struggled this season on offense. Playing against one of the best secondaries in the NFL, rookie Carson Wentz had no choice at times to launch the ball down the field to see if any big gain could be obtained.
Statistic of the Game: The Eagles defense allowed an average gain of 8.7 yards per passing play.
Player on the Rise: Dorial Green-Beckham
Stay tuned for next week’s installment of articles for the Eagles Week 12 regular season game against the Green Bay Packers.
Brendan Walker is an NFL Analyst and Editor for Pro Football Spot. You can follow Brendan on Twitter at @BWalkerASU