Eagles Lose Wentz and Their Season
Carson Wentz made it through all 17 weeks of the regular season but the star-crossed Eagles quarterback didn't make it out of the first quarter Sunday during Philadelphia's 17-9 Wild Card Weekend loss to the Seattle Seahawks.
Wentz was hit in the helmet by Seattle defensive end Jadeveon Clowney on the Eagles' second possession of the game. The force of Clowney's controversial hit drove Wentz into the ground but Wentz was able to stay in the game for another offensive series before being taken to the blue medical tent.
The independent neurologist on hand sent Wentz to the locker room for further evaluation and he was ultimately ruled out at the start of the third quarter.
Philadelphia's 40-year-old backup Josh McCown took over for the Eagles and did some nice things, completing 18-of-24 passes for 174 yards but a late gasp on a 4th-and-7 at the Seahawks' 10 came up empty with McCown trying to climb the pocket to give receivers not generating separation some extra time. Clowney was the culprit again, pulling down McCown and essentially ending the Eagles season.
Seattle will go on to play at Green Bay next weekend in the divisional round.
The 17-9 setback was the same exact score Seattle beat the Eagles by at Lincoln Financial Field back in November.
Miles Sanders fought through an ankle injury to pace the rushing attack with 69 yards on 14 carries while Zach Ertz returned from a kidney injury to snare two receptions for 44 yards. Dallas Goedert was the top receiver with seven catches for 73 yards.
DK Metcalf tortured the Philadelphia cornerbacks with seven receptions for 160 yards, including a 53-yard touchdown when he blew by Avonte Maddox and a 39-yard gain that sealed the game for Seattle when he sailed by Marcus Epps.
Russell Wilson finished 18-for-30 for 325 yards for the Seahawks.