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Enemy Reaction 2019: Philadelphia Eagles

Seattle Seahawks v Philadelphia Eagles Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images

The Seattle Seahawks took care of business a little bit earlier than planned against the Philadelphia Eagles. Originally scheduled for primetime on Sunday Night Football, the NFL pulled this back to 10 AM to move the Green Bay Packers-San Francisco 49ers showdown to NBC. As it turns out, one game was ugly and the other game was a one-sided blowout, so the ratings will show this to be a right move, but it doesn’t mean the flexed in matchup proved to be any more entertaining.

Enemy Reaction is here once again to chronicle the meltdown of Eagles fans after yet another loss to the Seahawks. The scoreline may have read 17-9 but it wasn’t that close and I’m sure they’d admit as such. Hell, I’m leaving the Zach Ertz touchdown out of the recap because it was that obviously meaningless. Game thread comments are courtesy of Bleeding Green Nation.

Carson Wentz badly misses Miles Sanders for a touchdown, Eagles settle for field goal (3-0 PHI)

Trickeration! Touchdown to Malik Turner (7-3 SEA)

Carson Wentz gets strip sacked by Rasheem Green, Al Woods recovers (7-3 SEA)

After penalty negates strip sack fumble, Bradley McDougald picks off Wentz (7-3 SEA)

Russell noooooooooooo (10-3 SEA)

DK nooooooooooo (10-3 SEA)

Craziness fumble everything! (10-3 SEA)

Seahawks waste it, Russell Wilson picked off by Ronald Darby (10-3 SEA)

Rashaad Penny bursts for 58-yard touchdown (17-3 SEA)

Dallas Goedert fumbles, Quandre Diggs recovers (17-3 SEA)

Chris Carson botches audible, Eagles get it right back (17-3 SEA)

Eagles turn it over on downs (17-3 SEA)

Sure, one more turnover! Tre Flowers gets the interception (17-3 SEA, 17-9 SEA Final)

Post-Game: Carson Wentz has no excuse after this one (Geoffrey Knox, Inside the Iggles)

Let’s get something straight before any of you say anything. The Philadelphia Eagles made the right move by keeping Carson Wentz over Nick Foles. Wentz will be around longer. He’s the more physically gifted. He has a much higher upside, but let’s all keep it real here.

What we’ve seen from him over the past two weeks has been awful. Tell, the truth. When you saw that first pass to Miles Sanders sail, you knew it was going to be a long day.

Over the course of the past two weeks, Philly’s games versus the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks featured two defensive performances that were good enough to give Philly a chance to win. If you’re Wentz, you have to come through.

He can’t miss on throws in those moments. He can’t fail to find the wide-open receiver. He definitely can’t throw two interceptions and lose two fumbles. It’s impossible to win football games at any level when you do so.

Post-Game: I don’t know what to say about Wentz (Tommy Lawlor, Iggles Blitz)

Sunday, ugly Sunday.

The Eagles offense had a rough day against Seattle, one of the weaker defenses in the league. There is one bit of good news. The young receivers were not the biggest problem today.

The bad news…Carson Wentz and the OL were major problems. It wasn’t that long ago that Wentz was being predicted as league MVP and the OL was considered one of the best in the league. Both were bad on Sunday.

I don’t know what to say about Wentz. He missed some easy throws. He made some poor reads and decisions. He turned the ball over like he had bet on Seattle and wanted to make sure his money was safe. I was hoping he would have a good game and get the most out of the rebuilt offense.

Didn’t happen.

Listen, all QBs are entitled to have a bad day. Carson Wentz is still a good player and I’m still glad he’s an Eagle. But Sunday was incredibly frustrating. Instead of him playing at a high level and bringing the best out of the guys around him, he was highly erratic. There were moments when he was flat out bad.

Post-Game Video: A compilation of Eagles fans venting after the game (NBC Sports Philadelphia)

Bonus Reaction: Los Angeles Rams

Enemy Preaction: Minnesota Vikings

We’ve reached December football. The Seahawks are probably two wins away from clinching a playoff spot, but they’re gunning for more. Even knowing how difficult the San Francisco 49ers schedule is, Seattle can afford maybe one loss at most entering Week 17. A first-round bye is a legitimate possibility for a team that has lived on the edge virtually all year. It’s been great to see the defense put the clamps on the 49ers and Eagles, but they 8-3 Minnesota Vikings represent a stiff test both through the air and on the ground. Kirk Cousins struggled badly last year in Seattle, but with a new OC, he looks like he’s hitting his best form ever. Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen will not be easy to contain, ditto Dalvin Cook. Minnesota’s once smothering defense is not as great as it once was, but it’s still formidable. Depending on how other results go that weekend, the winner of Vikings-Seahawks will have 1st place in their respective division, so stakes are quite high.

Oh yeah, and it’ll be on Monday Night Football once again. Expect a playoff-like atmosphere at CenturyLink Field, with the on-field intensity to match what should be a tremendous encounter.

Thanks for reading and go ‘Hawks!