The Eagles took the field at the Linc on Sunday and played one of the uglier first halves of football we've seen in South Philadelphia in quite some time.
Somewhat miraculously, the Seahawks were also very bad and allowed the Eagles to stay within striking distance. But fans watching in the rain and at home were seeing right past the score.
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Nothing the offense did really improved in the second half either. Carson Wentz took the brunt of the criticism, capable receivers or not. Wentz simply wasn't putting the ball in places where they could be caught when the game really mattered.
The offensive showing was atrocious.
To be fair, the Eagles defense made some pretty big plays to keep the contest close throughout. So good job defense, I guess?
As per usual, Twitter provided both humor and sadness during these trying times to be a Philly fan. Some of our favorites:
How does Carson shoot moving ducks?— Mike Meech (@meechone) November 24, 2019
This gem came at halftime:
They gotta bench Wentz. He has been pathetically bad, undermanned or not.— Reverend Paul Revere (@RevPaulRevere) November 24, 2019
Nobody open. No protection. No running lanes. Wentz missing. The offense is broken at every level.— Andrew Kulp (@KulpSays) November 24, 2019
Would you rather have Carson Wentz or Mitch Trubitsky— Tye McGinn (@FlyGoalScoredBy) November 24, 2019
metcalf drop shows he was always meant to be an eagle— CK (@cranekicker) November 24, 2019
HI! MERRIL REESE HERE FOR EUTHANASIA EXPERTS OF SOUTH PHILADELPHIA. WHEN MY FAMILY DECIDES THAT IT'S TIME AFTER ONE TOO MANY OF THESE DOGSHIT GAMES I KNOW WHO ILL BE CALLING - A FAMILY BUSINESS WITH ROOTS IN THE AREA, I WOULDNT TRUST ANYONE ELSE WITH MY DEMISE— Yakuza boss rewatching doraemon (@Hegelbon) November 24, 2019
Approximately 400 people were calling for Josh McCown to replace Wentz.
A gentleman in the men's room was yelling "bench him, bench him" regarding Wentz. Most ignored him. He then exclaimed "Josh McCown" before the room erupted in a sad laughter. ::End Scene::— Matt Krebs (@TheMKrebs) November 24, 2019
Chris Long on the awful botched handoff fumble play:
Doesn't look like Carson's fault to me, but I don't like the call, period. I'm sure some of you will tell me why it is.— hockey watcher Chris Long (@JOEL9ONE) November 24, 2019
True Ronnie Brown vibes.— Noah Becker (@Noah_Becker) November 24, 2019
This is like watching two drunk guys fight when they can't connect on a punch and just fall on their ass.— Kevin Cooney (@KevinCooney) November 24, 2019
Who's been booed more in Philly this weekend, Jimmy Butler or Carson Wentz?— Jawn Gonzalez (@JohnGonzalez) November 24, 2019
Then when Wentz went to the locker room in the second half, things really started to get interesting:
josh mccown is going to trot onto the field to an absurd ovation and eagles football is officially back— CK (@cranekicker) November 24, 2019
Alas, Wentz stayed in and the Eagles went on to lose.
Doug is having his worst game of the year. QB sneak twice if you have to. Have to convert there. Tackle trap isn't the play with this OL. Ugh.— Tommy Lawlor (@lawlornfl) November 24, 2019
not enjoyable when they win
not enjoyable when they lose
not enjoyable during the week
not enjoyable to read about
not enjoyable to write about
not enjoyable to talk about— Kevin Kinkead (@Kevin_Kinkead) November 24, 2019
Wentz 21 completions for 37 yards I've got sunburn baby— Zoo With Roy (@zoowithroy) November 24, 2019
First time since the Chiefs game in 2013 the Eagles have committed five turnovers in a game.
That was Vick [2 INTs, fumble], Kelce [fumble / bad snap] and Damaris Johnson [fumble].— Reuben Frank (@RoobNBCS) November 24, 2019
At least one positive to come out of the loss:
At least you didn't have to stay up late to watch this.— Dave Zangaro (@DZangaroNBCS) November 24, 2019