The Philadelphia Eagles haven’t lost a game since September, but a mistake against the Seattle Seahawks might change that.
The Eagles struggled all night on the road against the Seahawks, but they had narrowed the deficit to 7 points following a touchdown pass from quarterback Carson Wentz to wide receiver Nelson Agholor. Their defense stepped up on the next drive, and the Seahawks had a third-and-9 in their own territory, when quarterback Russell Wilson took off on a scramble.
He wasn’t going to get the first down, but he pitched the ball to running back Mike Davis, who did get the first down.
However, a close examination shows that Davis caught the pitch ahead of the place where Wilson was standing. The Eagles could’ve won a challenge and forced the Seahawks to punt, but coach Doug Pederson didn’t throw his flag.
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The Seahawks went on to score a touchdown on that drive to take a 24-10 lead with 7 minutes remaining in the game.
It has been a marvelous 2017 season for the Eagles, who came into their Sunday Night Football matchup against the Seahawks 10-1, with eight consecutive victories.
However, if they should fall to 10-2, they will be tied with the Minnesota Vikings for the best record in the NFC. In a competitive conference, not having home-field advantage could prove to be a problem for the young Eagles.