The Eagles offense Sunday was no match for the hard-hitting play of the defending Super Bowl Champion Seattle Seahawks, as the Eagles fell at home 24-14.
The Seahawks held the Eagles to their fewest points, yards and first downs in the 10-point win that drops the Eagles to 9-4 on the season and sets up a monster game Sunday against the Cowboys at home.
LeSean McCoy set a franchise record for yards rushing, but had a costly fumble. Mark Sanchez threw for just 96 yards and the 10-game home winning streak for the Eagles came to an end.
“When you play a game like this, it falls on everybody,” Eagles coach Chip Kelly said.
The Seahawks set a franchise record by holding the ball for 41:56 and limited the Eagles to 45 offensive plays and 139 total yards, their fewest under Kelly.
“If you don’t get as many opportunities, you have to make the ones you get count and we didn’t do that,” Sanchez said. “We expected to do a lot of things better.”
Russell Wilson threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score, but Earl Thomas, Richard Sherman and the rest of Seattle’s “Legion of Boom” defense were the difference.
“Even though they are a great defense, we left some plays on the field,” Maclin said.
Sanchez threw two TD passes and one interception in the loss.
McCoy’s 4-yard run in the third quarter moved him past Wilbert Montgomery into first place on the Eagles’ career rushing list. McCoy finished with 50 yards and has 6,540 yards.
“It’s something special, but I wish it could’ve been in a different situation, not with me playing a terrible game.” McCoy said.
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