More random notes following another Philadelphia Eagles loss

Jalen Mills (Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports)
Jalen Mills (Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports) /

So, if you’re a Philadelphia Eagles fan, how do you feel a few hours later?

If you’ve been living under a rock, you probably missed the news, so here it is. A 23-17 loss to the Seattle Seahawks means the Philadelphia Eagles have now suffered their seventh-consecutive defeat at the hands of one of the NFC West’s best teams. As a result, Philly’s overall record drops to an abysmal 3-7-1.

This one started out as a defensive battle from the get-go and remained that way for a majority of the game. Other than a few unnecessary penalties, the Eagles D played pretty well, especially in the first half, and that was a big reason why the Birds were in striking distance despite having only 74 yards of total offense.

One person in particular that played noticeably well for the Eagles was linebacker Alex Singleton. At a position that has been a weakness for the Eagles, Singleton has provided a rare bright spot for them in this regard, and Monday night’s game was no different. He finished with five total tackles. That includes one for a loss. Of course, Brandon Graham and Fletcher Cox were their usual stellar selves, combining for two tackles that resulted in a loss of yardage and a sack.

Here are a few other thoughts following another Philadelphia Eagles loss.

As of late, this seems to be a familiar theme for the Eagles. The offense struggles, and the defense has to carry them. In today’s NFL, one that has become a passing league where the idea seems to be to find ways to help teams score more points, getting into a bunch of defensive battles won’t win any team a lot of games.

If the Eagles are going to change this, they seriously need to hunker down and figure things out offensively. They’ve been bold, but they may need to be more so with some difficult games coming up on the schedule.

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The ‘winning with defense model isn’t translating into wins. Doug Pederson and the offense needs to put a lot of these egos to the side. If they can do that, and if Jalen Hurts can get a few more snaps (for real this time). Whatever they do, it needs to happen in a hurry, and the results have to become more obvious because, at this point, nothing we’re seeing is working.