The Eagles fell to the Seattle Seahawks, 17-9, at Lincoln Financial Field Sunday, falling to 5-6 on the season.
Carson Wentz and the Eagles’ offense struggled to do much of anything. Wentz threw two interceptions, and fumbled the ball three times, losing two. The team scored its first touchdown with 20 seconds left in regulation, and proceeded to fumble on a two-point conversion before an unsuccessful onside kick ended the game.
The Eagles will travel to Miami and take on the 2-9 Dolphins, who are coming off a 41-24 loss to the Cleveland Browns.
Seahawks break it open
Rashaad Penny broke off a 58-yard touchdown run to give the Seahawks a 17-3 advantage with 11:56 left in the fourth quarter.
Wentz heads inside, returns
Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz left the game at the end of the third quarter, heading to the locker room with his right arm tucked behind his back. He returned a few minutes later, holding his right hand in his hand-warmer and throwing to Josh McCown with an Eagles staffer catching for him.
Wentz appeared to hurt his arm or hand on a fumble midway through the third quarter, but came out for the next drive. He left with 30 seconds left in the third quarter.
Wentz and the Eagles offense struggled mightily through three quarters, gaining just 172 yards and a field goal on the day. Wentz fumbled three times and threw one interception before exiting.
Rodney McLeod gets a pick
The Eagles defense continued to perform early in the third quarter, forcing an interception after Rodney McLeod grabbed a tipped pass from Ronald Darby. Darby pitched the ball to Avonte Maddox as he was being tackled, creating scene similar to a backyard game.
Eagles trail, 10-3 heading into halftime
The Eagles’ offensive struggles persisted as the team trails, 10-3, heading into the locker room. The Seahawks had several miscues that cost them two touchdowns, and the Eagles’ defense has done a good job containing Russell Wilson. But if Carson Wentz and co. can’t right the ship, it will be in vain.
Wentz turnover problems surface
The Eagles’ offense is missing a handful of key contributors, and it shows, as two consecutive drives ended with a Carson Wentz turnover. Wentz fumbled in the first quarter, then threw an interception early in the second. The Seahawks capitalized on the pick, driving into the red zone before settling for a field goal and a 10-3 lead.
Eagles driving as first quarter closes
The Eagles offense worked its way to midfield after starting the drive inside the five-yard line. The Eagles trailed, 7-3, at the end of the first quarter.
Seahawks get tricky
The Eagles were fooled by a double-pass for the second straight week. Russell Wilson found Malik Turner deep after getting the ball on a throwback from Chris Carson. The Eagles gave up a touchdown last Sunday to the New England Patriots on a double-pass eventually thrown by Julian Edelman.
Elliott stays perfect
The Eagles struck first, getting a 3-0 lead in the first quarter after Jake Elliott hit a 28-yard field goal. He has now made all 14 of his field goal attempts this season.
Eagles offense up first
The Seahawks won the toss and deferred, giving the Eagles’ offense the ball to start the game and went three-and-out on the opening series. Wentz was nearly intercepted on third down, but Seattle defensive back Quandre Diggs couldn’t make the diving grab.
Welcome to the blog
Good afternoon and welcome to the Eagles live blog. It’s another football Sunday, and the Eagles are hosting the Seattle Seahawks (8-2) at Lincoln Financial Field.
For the second week in a row, the Eagles host a team fresh off its bye week. The Seahawks have had some time to relax after handing the San Francisco 49ers their only loss of the year 13 days ago. The Eagles might be hoping Seattle has some cobwebs to brush off, especially with three major offensive in flux for the game.
Alshon Jeffery (ankle), Nelson Agholor (knee), and Jordan Howard (shoulder) are all questionable for today’s 1 p.m. kickoff. If Jeffery and Agholor can’t go, the Eagles will have Mack Hollins, Jordan Matthews, J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, and recent practice squad call-up Greg Ward at receiver.
Pre-game stories of interest
Be sure to study up on the numbers that matter with Paul Domowitch’s pre-game stat package.
Yours truly and the rest of the Eagles beat writers predicted the final score for today’s game. See who we picked.
Eagles fans who dislike Cris Collinsworth should feel fortunate the game was flexed out of its primetime slot, writes Rob Tornoe.
Domo also talked to former Eagles front office executive Joe Banner earlier this week about Carson Wentz and what he needs to do better.
It’s been a nightmare season for Alshon Jeffery. Should the Eagles move on from the wideout? Can they? Jeff McLane explores the topic here.
The Eagles will have their hands full with Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson. Nigel Bradham has been dealing with him since 2010. I chatted with Bradham about his college days playing against the Seahawks star.