The Philadelphia Eagles were on top of the football world, they had a 9-game winning streak and the best record in the NFL. All of that came to a screeching halt yesterday as the Eagles were beaten by the Seattle Seahawks. The loss is a wake-up call that the Eagles needed before the NFL Playoffs.
The Eagles do not have the best record in the NFL, anymore for the first time this season. There is a lot of blame to go around for that, the Eagles started the game off very sluggishly. They did not score a touchdown until late in the third quarter, on a beautiful touchdown pass from Carson Wentz to Nelson Agholor.
That touchdown pass to Agholor was the only bright spot the Eagles had during this game.
The Eagles have one of the best defenses in the NFL, but they were not adequately prepared to deal with Russell Wilson. Wilson kept scrambling around and buying time for his receivers to get open. Wilson passed for 220 yards, threw three touchdown passes, and completed 20/31 passes. ‘
The Eagles were also done in by committing stupid penalties. The Eagles kept committing defensive holding penalties which kept multiple drives alive for the Seahawks. A couple of Wilson’s touchdown passes would not have happened had it not been for some of the Eagles players committing defensive holding penalties against the Seahawks wide receivers.
The Eagles were their own worst enemy during this game last night. However, the Eagles needed a game like this to show them that they need to cutdown on the stupid mistakes, and to grow as a team. If the Eagles want to be considered one of the best teams in the NFL they must bounce back from a game like this.
The schedule for the Eagles does not get any easier as they have another marquee match-up with the LA Rams on Sunday, December 10th, 2017 at 4:25 pm EST. The Rams are another team with a vaunted defense. This is the Eagles last match-up with a potential playoff team in the NFC. They must treat this game like a must-win game, because this game is the Eagles last chance to send a message to the rest of the NFC.
The Eagles maybe 10-2, but now they are battling with the Vikings for the top seed in the NFC, and now these next four games are all must wins, if the Eagles want to secure a bye and homefield advantage in the playoffs.