The Eagles season ended Sunday, losing to the Seattle Seahawks, 17-9, at Lincoln Financial Field. Carson Wentz left the game in the first quarter with a head injury, and the Eagles offense struggled to produce late.
The defense held up for most of the game, but couldn’t contain Seahawks rookie receiver D.K. Metcalf well enough, giving up seven catches for 160 yards and a touchdown.
Failed on fourth
The Eagles were doomed by two failed fourth down conversion attempts in the fourth quarter. The second coming with a Josh McCown sack turning the ball over on downs from the Seahawks’ 11-yard line.
Eagles’ Elliott strikes again
The Eagles were forced to settle for another field goal after stalling in the red zone. Jake Elliott’s 38-yard field goal pulled the Eagles within one score, trailing 17-9.
Metcalf makes a play
The Seahawks took a commanding lead in the third quarter after D.K. Metcalf beat Avonte Maddox for a 53-yard touchdown catch, which gave the Seahawks a 17-6 lead with 8:46 left in the third quarter.
Eagles edge closer
The Eagles closed in on the Seahawks with another field goal after a seven-play, 67-yard drive to open the second half. Jake Elliott hit a 26-yard field goal to make the score 10-6.
Carson Wentz ruled out
Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz was ruled out of Sunday night’s game with a head injury. He was downgraded to out at the start of the third quarter.
Seahawks seize lead
The Seahawks took a 10-3 lead on a Marshawn Lynch touchdown run with 1:06 left in the first half. It was set up 38-yard catch by David Moore, who broke a tackle at midfield before running into the red zone.
Josh McCown got the Eagles’ offense rolling for a bit, with a 13-play 64-yard drive that led to a Jake Elliott field goal to tie things, 3-3, with 2:53 left in the first half.
Wentz questionable to return with head injury
Carson Wentz went to the locker room late in the first quarter. He showed some discomfort after getting hit by Jadeveon Clowney earlier in the quarter. He is questionable to return while being evaluated for a head injury.
Seahawks strike first
The second time’s the charm for Seahawks kicker Jason Myers, who gave the Seahawks a 3-0 lead with 1:29 left in the first quarter.
Vinny Curry’s clutch block
The Eagles were gashed by a Russell Wilson 22-yard run that set the Seahawks up into the red zone, but Vinny Curry blocked a field goal attempt from Jason Myers to keep things scoreless with 9:41 left in the first quarter.
Eagles elect to defer
The Eagles put their defense on the field first after winning the toss. The defense forced a three-and-out which included a forced fumble by Fletcher Cox recovered by Seahawks running back Travis Homer.
Welcome to the blog
Good afternoon, Eagles fans. Hopefully you’ve tempered your excitement enough to get some rest last night, today is a big day. The Eagles are hosting a playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks. Kickoff is set for 4:40 p.m. with a trip to the division round against the Green Bay Packers on the line.
Zach Ertz, a few weeks removed from a lacerated kidney and fractured rib, is set to play. He was on the field during warmups, and was moving well, running routes and firing out of a three-point stance. The Eagles will also have Miles Sanders available even though the rookie runner hurt his ankle last week and was limited for most of the week in practice.
The Seahawks have lost three of their last four, including a heartbreaking loss to the San Francisco 49ers last week that cost them a first-round bye and put them on a flight to Philadelphia for the second time this season. The Eagles lost the first meeting, 17-9. Just like in the first game, they’ll be without both Brandon Brooks and Lane Johnson. Brooks is on injured reserve with a shoulder injury, and Lane Johnson wasn’t able to go with a high-ankle sprain suffered last month.
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Pregame stories of interest
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Jason Kelce was selected for his third All-Pro team in as many years earlier this week. Jeff McLane reflects on Kelce’s impact on the team, on and off the field.
The Eagles’ offensive line situation is in flux with both Lane Johnson and Brandon Brooks sidelined, as Les Bowen writes.
Find out what former Eagles front office executive Joe Banner thought about the Eagles close to the regular season, as well as his opinion on Washington hiring Ron Rivera in Domowitch’s weekly Q&A.