Fanteractive Game Breakdown for Seattle @ Philadelphia by myles.whitmore

National Football League

Seattle (V) vs. Philadelphia (H)

Lincoln Financial Field
Philadelphia


Sunday Nov 29,2020 08:00 PM ET

Post Game Analysis by myles.whitmore for Seattle

Post Game Report Card

Overall Team Grades
Overall Team Grade
B-
Overall Offense Grade
C+
Overall Defense Grade
B-
Overall Special Teams
B-
Overall Coaching
C+
My Player of the Game
D.K. Metcalf
Game Notes
Seattle won a hard-fought game against the Philadelphia Eagles. Led by their aggressive pass rush, the Seahawks harassed Carson Wentz and the Philadelphia Eagles into eight sacks and an interception. Seattle's rushing attack was mediocre, but they moved the chains due to solid execution. Also, D.K. Metcalf erupted for 177 yards and torched the Eagles secondary all game long. However, this was not the most impressive offensive effort or coaching performance.
Player Grades
No Players Records
Advanced Team Grades
Offense
Run Offense (Overall)
C-
Passing Offense (Overall)
C+
Moving the Chains
B
Protection
C
Big Plays
C
Mistakes
B
Overall QB Play
B+
Game Notes on Offense
Besides a tenacious rushing TD from RB Chris Carson, the Seahawks running game was mediocre. The Eagles' dominant front seven did a phenomenal job containing Russell Wilson as a runner. However, Wilson found great success in targeting D.K. Metcalf down the field. His connection with Metcalf led to some big plays. However, the Seahawks' offense was mostly successful due to their execution rather than big plays.
Quarterback
B+
Running Backs
C
Protection & Blocking
C
Receiving
A-
Analysis Notes
As I mentioned earlier, D.K. Metcalf and Russell Wilson carried the Seahawks offense against Philadelphia. This was good news for Seattle because their running backs and the offensive line didn't help the team. The Seahawks ran for 2.7 yards per carry, and the OL gave up three sacks and 13 total pressures. This makes sense considering that Philly's front seven was dominant. However, this is still an issue for the Seahawks from now on.
Defense
Passing Game Defense
B+
Stopping the Run
B-
Controlling the Line of Scrimmage
B
Forcing Turnovers
C
Big Plays
A-
Mistakes
B-
Game Notes on Defense
The Seahawks pass rush harassed Carson Wentz and the Philadelphia Eagles all game long. In total, they sacked Wentz eight times and hurried him 14 times. Besides a 33-yard hail mary TD, Seattle limited Wentz to under 200 yards and forced an interception. Jamal Adams was especially dominant with two sacks and four total pressures. Additionally, Seattle limited the Eagles to just 70 rushing yards and no TDs. If they can continue this aggressiveness, Seattle will rebound from their defensive woes.
Defensive Line
C
Linebackers
C+
Defensive Backs
B
Notes
Despite their pass rush success, Seattle's defensive line was lackluster against the run. Fortunately for the Seahawks, their LBs and secondary made an impact with players like Tre Flowers and Jamal Adams making seven run-stops. Quandre Diggs also made a game-changing play to kill Philadelphia's momentum with a nice interception.
SPECIAL Teams
Kickoff/Punt Coverage
D
Kicking
A+
Punting
B+
Kickoff/Punt Returning
D
Special Teams Comments
Play of the Game
Chris Carson 16-yard tackle-breaking run.
Coaching Grades
Game Plan
C+
Execution
B
Game Management
D
Key Decisions
D
Play-Calling
C
Creativity
A
Comments on Coaching
Seattle's coaching staff didn't do well in week 12. In this game, their game management was questionable, especially in the first quarter, where they had no answer against Philadelphia's pass rush. Additionally, they made bad decisions in the red zone, including not going to D.K. Metcalf on a fade in the first quarter and going for it a second time rather than going for a field goal. Seattle did add some creativity with safety blitzes, motion plays, and end-arounds. However, they mostly got away with good execution and bad coaching from the Eagles.