The difference, as always, was the turnovers.
Oh, and the poor tackling didn’t help either.
The Seattle Seahawks scored 21 points off of three Vince Young interceptions and Marshawn Lynch embarrassed the Philadelphia run defense as the Seahawks cruised to a victory on Thursday Night Football, ensuring that the “Dream Team” Eagles won’t finish above the .500 mark in what was supposed to be a Super Bowl season.
Fittingly, the play that put the icing on Philadelphia’s cake was one of the worst picks a quarterback has thrown this season — a pick six into the hands of David Hawthorne.
Young finished with four interceptions, but in his defense, one came off a dropped pass by Riley Cooper and the other was on a prayer with the Eagles trailing by 17 in the final minutes. It’s easy to point a finger at the quarterback, but that wasn’t Philly’s biggest problem tonight. Lynch gashed that paper-thin linebacker corps for 148 yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries.
The Young pick six was a lowlight, but this might have summed up the entire Philly season:
Three additional thoughts:
1) Former CFLer Brandon Browner had a big bounce-back night after screwing up royally against Washington last week. He’s had a super-duper season.
2) Andy Reid still panics and gets away from LeSean McCoy too quickly. He’s had this problem since the Brian Westbrook days.
3) With four 100-yard games in just over a month, Lynch has rejuvenated his career. The way he runs, especially in prime-time games, makes it hard to comprehend how he’s disappeared so often thus far in his career. But he’s only 25 years old, so the future is promising. Again.