Five Eagles turnovers help Seahawks to 17-9 win

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The Eagles offense was bad against the Patriots last Sunday and things got worse against the Seahawks this Sunday.

Seattle kept the Eagles out of the end zone until 20 seconds remained in the game and forced five turnovers on their way to a 17-9 win. The loss is the second in a row for the Eagles, who are now 5-6 with a trip to Miami ahead of them in Week 13.

The Seahawks are 9-2 and they could find themselves in first place in the NFC West if the Packers can come up with a win ove the 49ers on Sunday night. If they want to wind up there come the end of the regular season, they’ll need a crisper offensive performance than they turned in against the Eagles.

Russell Wilson threw an interception and got credit for a lost fumble on a botched handoff with Chris Carson. He also missed a wide open Jacob Hollister in the end zone on what should have been a touchdown in the first half. DK Metcalf dropped another potential touchdown and it was generally rough going for the unit over the course of the afternoon.

The big exception was running back Rashaad Penny. Penny ran 14 times for 129 yards, including a 58-yard score in the fourth quarter that extended the lead to 14 points.

Philadelphia would get a golden chance to slice into that lead after Wilson’s fumble, but a fourth down pass was broken up by Seahawks cornerback Shaquil Griffin. He also forced a fumble by tight end Dallas Goedert and his brother Shaquem forced another by hitting Wentz as he handed the ball off in the third quarter.

They’ll take that kind of defensive effort against the Vikings next Monday and the extra day may give the offense some needed time to find its bearings.

55 responses to “Five Eagles turnovers help Seahawks to 17-9 win

  1. Hey Seahawk haters, remember when they were 6-2 and you said they wouldn’t win more than 2 more games the rest of the year? Yeah, they’re 3-0 since then.

    And remember last year when the Seahawks dumped Sherman, Earl Thomas, Bennett, Jimmy Graham, Paul Richardson, Avril, Chancellor, and Baldwin and you said they’d be the worst team in the NFL? Yeah, they’re 19-8 since then.

    Oh, and Russell Wilson is now the only quarterback IN NFL HISTORY to start his career with 8 straight winning seasons.

    The Seahawks will be the #1 seed in the NFC by next weekend.

    Have a nice night.

  2. This should have been a bigger blowout. Metcalf couldn’t catch a cab in the first half of it was free. Good, bad , ugly, indifferent. A win is a win.

    Waiting.for a ‘certain’ poster in 3, 2, 1……

  3. I don’t know if they need anything to be crisper. When the chips are down, Wilson delivers. I wouldn’t want to see them in the playoffs with Wilson on the other end of the fight.

  4. 9-2 baby!!!!! I sent a case of aloe vera to DK to soften up those hands lol. Nice run for Penny. Get well Clowney we need ya. Russ’s overthrow early made me nervous! Go Pack the clowns!!!

  5. What an ugly win. Penny saves the game for the Seahawks. Eagles have a better excuse, with their top 3 WR’s out and their #1 RB out. Seahawks better get it together for Minny next Monday night.

  6. I was at that game and it was even worse in person. Wentz only trusts Zach Ertz and that’s it. He’ll throw to the other team before he throws to anyone else.

  7. imthatguyx2 says:
    November 24, 2019 at 4:20 pm
    This should have been a bigger blowout. Metcalf couldn’t catch a cab in the first half of it was free. Good, bad , ugly, indifferent. A win is a win.

    Waiting.for a ‘certain’ poster in 3, 2, 1……
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    If GB beats Frisco tonight we probably won’t hear from him for a week. Cross your fingers.

  8. 4 turnovers just by Wentz, WOW what’s happened to the Great Wentz? He doesn’t even look like the same QB he did 2yrs ago!

    That’s why I always say give a QB 4yrs before labeling him a savior or a BUST and that goes for Mahomes and Lamar also!

  9. I realize his top receivers were out nursing injuries in this game but Carson Wentz looked god awful today making several throws he never should of attempted in the first place. Wentz was bad today, really really bad. The entire offense didn’t play well but Wentz didn’t give his playmakers much of a chance on several throws. The Eagles need to invest more around him and try what they can to get Wentz right, his play of late is becoming really concerning if your a PHI fan, I mean his last 2 touchdown game was way back on October 13th.

  10. fishfan77 says:
    November 24, 2019 at 4:29 pm

    Cry, Eagles Cry… Your season is OVER
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    Coming from a fishfan? Your team is even worse, hell, its sad that the Eagles are still in it, the league is awful all around minus the few exceptions.

    The fans in Philly have been on Wentz for a long time, he hasnt proved anything minus 2017 and even then he got hurt and Foles had to finish. It doesnt help that the injuries are non stop, but that goes for every team. A healthy Desean and Alshon, a healthy Howard and Lane – The Seahawks played a terrible game and are lucky to find themselves in the win column this week. Another week, another dollar – the eagles coulda woulda shoulda but didnt.

  11. If Metcalf could catch a cold, he would be rookie of the year. Seattle has a decent defense, but philly was playing backups all over. The wind hurt everyone, but 9-2 looks the same on paper.

  12. As much as you guys are hating on Wentz, it’s really the playcalling and the offensive scheme in general. The bad O-line play today didn’t help either.

    Don’t get me wrong, Wentz still S the bed today, but the game was there to be had just like last week.

  13. Hard to get too excited about this win – Hawks offense was sloppy w the drops and the penalties – and the D was excellent, but hard to know what it means w Philly so banged up all over that side of the ball.

    Still, 9-2? Damn . . .

  14. Cheer up eagle fans, you’ll go to another super bowl someday. But for now……….bye, Eagles bye

  15. People who don’t watch the Seahawks e very week always say the same thing…they were lucky…the other team was terrible etc etc.

    They don’t know that the Swahawks play this way every week. They play up or down to their opponents always winning by one score at the end. The Seahawks GRIND!

    The Seahawks have Russell Wilson. They can afford to play like that. Russell is clutch at the end NOMATTER HOW BAD the rest of the game has been going for him.

    Russell doesn’t care about meaningless things… like what happened a minute ago.

    Reminds me of when Rafiki hit Simba in the head with his staff and Simba asks why he did it.

    Rafiki: “What does it matter, it is in the past!”

    That is how RW operates…he is a robot.

  16. a 8-1 team and a 8-2 both lose easily with a competent QB. Doug Petersen”My best wrs are out, I know, I’ll throw the ball 40+ times in close games with a struggling Qb”. Somebody misses Frank Reich.

  17. Cheer up eagle fans, you’ll go to another super bowl someday. But for now……….bye, Eagles bye

    Yeah, they probably will. Unless you’re name is Brady, chances are you don’t go to a superbowl every year. Especially when 50% of your offense is hurt.

    Great post! Thanks for all the great insight into the game. This is why they invented the comment section- smart, thought provoking comments by smart people that know the game.

  18. Kudos to Ziggy Ansah showing up today when Clowney was unavailable. Clowney must like the idea that he can sit out and the D hold the opponent to 3 pts(garbage time td at the end).

    Diggs and McDougald are a legit starting safety tandem.

  19. pdway says:
    November 24, 2019 at 4:55 pm
    Hard to get too excited about this win – Hawks offense was sloppy w the drops and the penalties – and the D was excellent, but hard to know what it means w Philly so banged up all over that side of the ball.

    Still, 9-2? Damn . . .
    ++(
    Seattle’s offense wasn’t really sloppy that much, to a certain degree. Metcalf couldn’t catch the Ebola virus if he was injected with it in the first half. That was the problem. Seattle should have had a very comfortable lead at halftime.

    That said, you only get sixteen chances to win in the regular season. Glad Seattle got this one.

  20. Speaking of tonight, what is better for the Hawks, GB or SF winning.

    Both teams are in the Hawks way currently but the Hawks play SF at home and SF has some really tough games coming up.

    Would not be good if GB wins out the Hawks can’t catch them.

    I am torn…it would be nice waking up tomorrow in 1rst place in the NFCW but watching GB lose would be good too. I would MUCH rather play a playoff game in Santa Clara than in GB.

    Will be able to justify whatever happens as a good thing though.

  21. silentraven7 says:
    November 24, 2019 at 4:21 pm
    The Eagles are just hard to watch.

    89 0 Rate This
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    You got that right. Wince makes me wentz.

  22. Carson Wentz is scum he has no heart is never upset after losses 3 out of 4 losing seasons zero playoff wins cant win against teams over 500 never won a big game same team is 11-1 in last 12 games with Foles

  23. Jmethane why is this a question? The number one priority for any team is to win the division.

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    Yes, winning the division is the 1rst goal of the season…but the Hawks can get that done anyway. Last game of the year vs the Niners at home.

    I am concerned about GB winning out and having to go there in the cold playoffs. If GB wins out the Hawks can’t catch them for the #1 seed.

    Just thinking ahead. If San Francisco wins, the Hawks control their own destiny to the #1 seed.

    If Green Bay wins the Hawks have to hope GB loses somewhere or it is GB nomatter what Seattle does.

  24. Jmethane why is this a question?
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    Math is hard.
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    Some people play checkers…others play chess.

    Usually the people playing checkers don’t understand what the people playing chess are talking about.

  25. Yeah I get the mathematics. But that does not mean you want to lose the division. You play to win. Plain and simple. Does not matter what seed. You play to win. You want to win your division. It boosts morale. Why is this a question still?

  26. Carson Wontz isban appropriate nickname these days

    That was all for the Eagles’ taking. Seahawks need to put away games like this if they expect to win in the playoffs. The Vikings/Packers/Daints/9ers will not be so generous with their mistakes.

    Loved seeing Penny break out, finally. Lot of talk since last season about Seahawks wasting that 1st rd pick, today we finally got a glimpse of why Pete and John were so hot for this dude.

    Metcalf, my man, still love you buddy and still think the world of your talents. You were a real turd out there today though, just a real turd.

    The evidence keeps piling up that it was Bobby Wagner all along. Earl, Sherm, Kam and the rest were all talented, but Wags made them great. It has been such a pleasure watching his career. Next year HBO should just do a Hard Knocks: Bobby Wagner show

  27. Does not matter what seed. You play to win. You want to win your division. It boosts morale. Why is this a question still?

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    In both scenarios the Seahawks win every game left on the schedule. They win.

    We are talking about what we are hoping the other teams do here.

    I didn’t realize this concept of hoping GB loses tonight would be so difficult to grasp. My earlier post plays it out cleanly. It is about controlling your destiny. It IS about winning.

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