It was a dreary day of heavy rain in Philadelphia and it ended with an ugly night of football from the falling-apart Philadelphia Eagles.
The Birds had a sluggish start and punted on their first five drives. They didn’t get a first down until their final drive of the first half. The 15-play, 75-yard scoring drive cut the score to 14-6. It was the best sequence in a terrible night of football for the Eagles. A career game by wide receiver DK Metcalf helped the Seattle Seahawks cruise to an easier-than-it-looks 23-17 win.
Leading up to the MNF game, the off-field drama was much more exciting than what the Eagles (3-7-1) were serving up on it.
Some key plot points in the made-for-Twitter-drama
In the words of Clark W. Griswold, “Holy s___! Where’s the Tylenol?”
Of course, Eagles Twitter had some season’s greetings for the team after their Monday Night dud. However, it did have last second excitement. The Seahawks vs. Eagles game will probably enter the Hall of Fame of Bad Beats.
Backdoor cover by the Eagles
Pennsylvania sports betting apps opened with the Eagles as 5-point underdogs. By Monday most books moved the Seahawks to -6.5. The over/under also dipped from 51 to 49 or 48.5.
Betting splits from FanDuel for Seahawks vs. Eagles as of Monday:
- 92% of the money was on the Seahawks (-6.5) to cover the Spread
- 88% of the money was on the Seahawks Moneyline
- 68% of the money was on the OVER (48.5).
At BetRivers, 88% of the money was on the Seahawks (-6.5) to cover.
Trailing 23-9, Eagles tight end Richard Rodgers caught a Hail Mary pass that was batted back to him for a touchdown with 12 seconds left. Two-point conversion fanatic Pederson decided to go for it, and Miles Sanders converted. Final score: Seahawks 23, Eagles 17.
Big bets that took a beating:
- A person in Nevada wagered $500,000 (to win $454,545) on the BetMGM sportsbook app on the Seahawks (-6.5).
- Another BetMGM user made a $189,190 wager (to win $171,991) on Seattle (-6.5)
DK makes Eagles pay
Eight wide receivers were picked ahead of DK Metcalf in the 2019 Draft including object of Eagles fans’ ire JJ Arcega-Whiteside. Metcalf had more catches on the opening drive of the game than JJAW had all season. It was a career-best night for Metcalf who had 10 receptions for 177 yards. (JJAW career stats: 12 recs/214 yards).
Howie Roseman and the @Eagles drafted one of these guys and passed on the other. pic.twitter.com/vdAzSyVyLR
— – (@jondon324) December 1, 2020
— DK Metcalf (@dkm14) December 1, 2020
Howie tonight… pic.twitter.com/iZgdbom8QQ
— Marc Farzetta (@MarcFarzetta) December 1, 2020
Pederson on the hot seat
4th & 2, empty backfield. pic.twitter.com/iHroDWPMEX
— Victor Williams (@ThePhillyPod) December 1, 2020
Doug Pederson after the game tonight. #Eagles pic.twitter.com/7ZJsZIH1zf
— Justin Bradley (@JustinJBradley) December 1, 2020
Howie Roseman has more job titles than he has successful draft picks. #FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/i6XkMttzX9
— Prince Blue (@realprinceblue) December 1, 2020
“who’s responsible for this mess”
Doug, Carson and Howie: pic.twitter.com/vUElkrrOgQ
— Chartisse (@SnowmanEmbiid) December 1, 2020
Jeffery Lurie lookin at Howie everytime he see DK make a catch pic.twitter.com/P4Y7YJ8aJo
— ThePhiladelphiaFootballTeam (@IrishWhisky_) December 1, 2020
Wentz keeps getting sacked (on field and off)
Eagles players seeing Wentz come back into the huddle #Eagles pic.twitter.com/0mjG9CiiRQ
— jake holz (@jake96429741) December 1, 2020
Disturbing footage: Eagles QB Carson Wentz was viscously attacked by a dog this morning outside his Philadelphia residence. Prayers for a quick recovery ? pic.twitter.com/bW9lVOZrqB
— NFL Memes (@NFL_Memes) December 1, 2020