Inside the Birds: One Too Many Injuries for Birds
Jadeveon Clownney's hit on Carson Wentz late in the first quarter changed the complexion, and the fate, of the Eagles in their quest to win a fifth straight game and advance to the NFC Divisional round.
Josh McCown replaced Wentz and took over for the rest of the game. The Eagles struggled in the red zone and suffered some breakdowns on defense, specifically, on third down as they fell 17-9 to the Seahawks (again) at the Linc in an NFC wild-card game.
One too many injuries. Story of the season.
Wentz, who was examined for a concussion, threw just four passes and never really gained the valuable playoff-game experience he'd been waiting almost four years to acquire.
Now, the Eagles venture into the offseason with a plethora of questions about their roster.
In the latest Inside the Birds, Eagles Insiders Adam Caplan and Geoff Mosher wrap up the loss, analyzing the Clowney hit that forced Wentz out of the game in the first quarter; McCown's red-zone struggles; Doug Pederson's fourth-down play calls; statistics that'll be tough to swallow for Eagles fans; and some interesting postgame comments from Jason Peters.