Eagles Up-Down Drill
Chip Kelly DOWN - He never got into a groove with his play-calling, and when he had to pass in the second half his offense wasn't up to the challenge. A timeout with a minute to go before the half when his offense was already stagnant benefited the Seahawks as they drove for a field goal.
DOWN - He never got into a groove with his play-calling, and when he had to pass in the second half his offense wasn't up to the challenge. A timeout with a minute to go before the half when his offense was already stagnant benefited the Seahawks as they drove for a field goal.
UP - The mind wanders thinking how he would perform for Kelly. The Eagles still need a quarterback.
DOWN - By no means was he most guilty for the Eagles' loss. But when asked to shoulder the load against the best secondary in the NFL, he looked more like the New York Jets version of himself than the one Kelly has helped rebuild.
DOWN - He set the Eagles' rushing mark previously held by Wilbert Montgomery, which deserves career plaudits, but McCoy's third-quarter fumble was a killer. It destroyed any momentum coming out of the half and Seattle scored seven points off the turnover.
UP - The Eagles' tight end gets an up arrow for his 35-yard touchdown catch in the third quarter. He beat the linebacker down the sideline and lunged over the goal line. But in the fourth, Ertz let a pass sail through his hands. Sanchez threw it high, but it should have been caught.
DOWN - He took the blame for two of the Seahawks' biggest plays when he dialed up blitzes and Wilson made them pay. The quarterback kept on the zone read and scooted 26 yards untouched for a touchdown and he hit Doug Baldwin for a 23-yard score against man coverage.
Fletcher Cox and Mychal Kendricks
UP - The top two picks from the 2012 draft were the Eagles' best players on defense. Cox had an amazing 11 total tackles for a defensive end. Kendricks also had 11 along with a forced fumble and did his best to contain Wilson.
DOWN - "Play with emotion, don't let emotion play with you," Chip Kelly will often remind his players. In the third quarter, Peters let his emotions get the better of him when he said something to an official after a pass-interference penalty wasn't called on Seahawks cornerback Byron Maxwell. Peters took a 15-yard penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct.
DOWN - He wasn't the first No. 1 receiver to be dominated by cornerback Richard Sherman, but Maclin was a nonfactor for most of the game.
UP - He's legit. Sherman may have gotten away with a hold in the third quarter, but he and the Legion of Boom gave Eagles receivers very little space.
DOWN - With Sherman blanketing Maclin, Cooper needed to produce. He did not. He had a key block on Maclin's touchdown, but blocking shouldn't be the No. 1 skill set for a $5 million receiver.
DOWN - The safety got beaten several times against Baldwin, and when he had a chance to make an interception late, he dropped what could have turned into six points.
- Jeff McLane