The Philadelphia Eagles are now 3-6-1 after a frustrating Monday night loss to the 8-3 Seattle Seahawks at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles have lost three straight since their Week 8 win over the Dallas Cowboys.
The Eagles defense played stout for the most part but big plays from Seahawks star DK Metcalf and inefficient play on offense have Philadelphia reeling heading into Week 13.
Seahawks pressure: Seattle sacked Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz 6 times on Monday night and hit him 12 times as well.
DK Metcalf shines vs. Darius Slay: The Eagles had GM Howie Roseman and owner Jeffrey Lurie in attendance and both men were forced to watch as the guy taken after J.J. Arcega-Whiteside tormented Philadelphia to the tune of 10 catches for 177 yards, including a 52-yard bomb. Metcalf finished the game with a 17.7 yard per catch average.
Doug Pederson on 4th down: Pederson is a gambler, but his two fourth calls left a lot to be desired and may have played a part in the Eagles’ demise.
With the Eagles trailing 20-9 in the fourth quarter, Pederson went for it on fourth-and-4 at the Seattle 15. Dallas Goedert appeared to run the wrong route and Wentz tossed his league-leading 15th interception on the season to Seahawks safety Qaundre Diggs.
Carson Wentz was 25 of 45 for 215 yards and a good portion came on a late hail-mary style touchdown pass to bring the Eagles within six with 12 seconds left. Wentz tossed two scores, one interception, and missed on some big throws.
Darius Slay struggled in his matchup with DK Metcalf as the Seahawks young star caught 10 of 13 targets for 177 yards with the Eagles star cornerback locked up on him all night.
Doug Pederson has struggled as a play-caller and his gambling on fourth downs isn’t beneficial because the Eagles have been so porous on the offensive side of the ball.
The Eagles head to Lambeau Field to face the Green Bay Packers in Week 13. The Packers are rolling after beating the Bears 41-25, on Sunday night