By the Numbers: Eagles Lose Battle of the Birds

The Eagles defense had little answer for a Seattle team that entered the game ranked 30th in the NFL in passing.

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SEATTLE - DECEMBER 01: Head Coach Andy Reid of the Philadelphia Eagles walks the sidelines against the Seattle Seahawks on December 1, 2011 at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
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Could Eagles head coach Andy Reid take his team across the entire country to beat the Seahawks? Nope. See some of athe appalling numbers from the Eagles 31-14 loss to Seattle.
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The Eagles defense didn't show much fight against the 30th-ranked offense in the NFL giving up 17 more yards than the Eagles offense posted.
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Marshawn Lynch ran all over the Eagles soft run defense -- breaking tackles on his way to 148 yards on 22 carries.
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Lynch also scored twice including a 40-yard dash that put the Hawks up 14-0.
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Dinged up QB Tarvaris Jackson also shined as he completed 13 of 16 passes for 190 yards and a TD (a 137.0 passer rating) for arguably his most-impressive performance of the season.
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Jackson's favorite target Golden Tate who caught four balls for 47 yards including this amazing 11-yard TD pass.
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Jackson's counterpart Vince Young threw an interception on his first pass of the game and seemed to never recover, completing just 17 or 29 passes for 208 yards, one touchdown and an appalling four interceptions.
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Young also added five runs for 32 yards.
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But the Eagles leading rusher was none other than LeSean McCoy. Shady put up 133 totals yards inlcuding 84 yards on 17 carries (a 4.9 yard-per-carry average).
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Shady scored twice and added 49 receiving yards on four grabs.
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WR Riley Cooper was targetted 10 times, hauling in five passes for 94 yards. But he also let two passes go off his fingers -- one was intercepted.
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CB Brandon Browner had two interceptions of Young.
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The Seahawks had plenty of time to celebrate against the Ealges as Seattle improved to 4-7 while the Eagles dropped to 4-8.
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DeSean showed on the field how many fans felt off it. D-Jax was targetted five times, hauling in four passes for 34 yards.
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There are now 10 days for Reid to get the Birds back on the winning track.
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