Domo's report card: Eagles-Seahawks
Here is Paul Domowitch's report card for the Eagles-Seahawks game.
Here is Domo's report card for the Eagles-Seahawks game. You can give your grades by clicking here.
The Eagles' ground game is the straw that stirs Chip Kelly's offensive drink, and it just didn't stir very well. LeSean McCoy, who had rushed for 289 yards in the previous two games, averaged 2.9 yards per carry and had a costly fumble at the beginning of the second half. The Eagles had just three rushing first downs.
Aside from his two touchdown throws to Zach Ertz and Jeremy Maclin, it wasn't a good day for Mark Sanchez. He completed just 10 of 20 passes for 96 yards and had a bad interception in the fourth quarter that pretty much closed the door on any Eagles victory hopes. The Legion of Boom did a good job of taking away his receivers.
Led by Fletcher Cox, who might have had one of his best games as an Eagle, the defense did a pretty good job of neutralizing Marshawn Lynch. He had a 21-yard run on a third-and-15 on the Seahawks' first possession, but was held to 65 yards on his 22 other carries. Russell Wilson burned them on an early zone read, getting Trent Cole to crash down on Lynch and then running 26 yards for Seattle's first TD.
For the 11th time in 13 games, the Eagles gave up multiple TD passes. Sacrificing sack opportunities to keep Russell Wilson in the pocket, the Eagles' secondary often struggled to stay with their coverage. They also got caught napping on a roll-right-throw-back-left TD pass to Marshawn Lynch in the third quarter quarter. Bradley Fletcher also got flagged for a 44-yard pass-interference penalty that set up Seattle's final TD.
The Eagles' coverage units had an outstanding game. KR Josh Huff had a 46-yard return in which he fumbled three different times and barely managed to retain possession. The Eagles nearly blocked two Jon Ryan punts. Donnie Jones had a 43.3-yard net average on eight punts.
Two more turnovers for a team that came into the game with a league-high 28. The defense played Russell Wilson and the Seahawks tough, but the offense never showed up. Nine first downs. One hundred thirty-nine total yards. Two-for-11 on third down. A season-low 45 offensive plays. And with the Cowboys coming to town, no time to lick their wounds.
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