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.
No pressure from the defensive line: The Eagles defensive line underperformed against a very good offensive line. Aaron Rodgers’ quick throws and releases made it so that barely any pressure got to him. The Eagles only had two QB hits but that was only when Rodgers had to escape from the pocket and go for a scramble. There was a blatant holding call on Fletcher Cox by the Packers right guard that was never called that would have caused a sack, however.
Injuries at the skill position: Ryan Mathews and Brandon Brooks were both inactive for the game on Sunday and Jordan Matthews left mid-game due to an ankle injury. With an already less than par skill position group as it is, the Eagles were left with very little playmakers to create a consistent offensive flow.
Big plays hurt the Eagles overall flow: The Packers stayed on the field for 35 minutes and the Eagles defense constantly let up big plays from the Packers offense (5.8 yards per play which included eight yards per pass). The Eagles secondary was beaten multiple times by the very talented Packers receiving corps. The home advantage is no longer undefeated.
Statistic of the Game: Carson Wentz was sacked 4 times for a total loss of 43 yards and allowed Green Bay to convert 10-14 3rd down conversions.
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Stay tuned for next week’s installment of articles for the Eagles Week 13 regular season game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
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