Eagles Get Clawed Apart by Seahawks

Eagles get beat down by Seahawks, lose 31-14 in Seattle

The Eagles still have four games to play this season but after losing 31-14 in Seattle the Dream Team’s season effectively came to an end Thursday night.

The Eagles dropped to 4-8 and were pretty much eliminated from playoff contention.

The Seahawks (5-7) scored 21 points off Vince Young interceptions including a 77-yard interception return for a TD by David Hawthorne that put to rest a late push by the Eagles.

Young was terrible protecting the ball but the defense did terrible tackling.

The Eagles defense was so bad that it made a Seattle offense that entered the game ranked 30th in the NFL in offense look like they were, well, the Patriots.

They even outgained the Eagles by 17 yards.

Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch ran all over the Eagles D rushing for 148 yards and two scores on 22 carries. Take your pick on which of the Skittles-eating RB's touchdowns were more demoralizing for the Eagles -- Lynch's 15-yard run-over-the-entire-team romp in the first or his 40-yard you-can't-touch-me romp in the second.

The Eagles also unbelievably allowed dinged up Seattle QB Tarvaris Jackson to post a season-high 137.0 passer rating (his highest since 2009) while completing 13 of 16 passes for 190 yards and an impressive 11-yard TD pass to Golden Tate.

On the Eagles side of the ball LeSean McCoy rushed 17 times for 84 yards and a score and added four grabs for 49 yards and a score. But once again the NFL's leading rusher was underutilized by the pass-happy coaching staff.

The Eagles offense played lackadaisically especially in the second half where, despite being down double-digits, they still huddled up -- showing no particular urgency. They also decided not to call a timeout late in the first half before a 49-yard Seahawks field goal that would have preserved a possible late scoring opportunity to end the half.

Young, starting his third-straight game for the injured Michael Vick, posted a lowly 52.7 passer rating while passing for one TD and the four picks while throwing for 208 yards on 17-for-29 passing.

His favorite target was Riley Cooper who hauled in five passes for 94 yards but also let a ball bounce off his hands for one of the interceptions.

The offense was also a terrible 2 for 8 on third downs.

The only thing the Eagles really did well was go 2 for 2 in red zone. It's the little things.

The Eagles have a long break now until facing the Dolphins in Miami next Sunday.

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