“Defensive Gambit: Eagles’ Coaching Change Falls Short in Overtime Loss to Seahawks”

SEATTLE – a major change at the Philadelphia Eaglesand#039; The defensive line coach seemed to have a positive impact against the Seattle Seahawks on Monday night, but a unit that struggled for much of the season was let down in the game and in the biggest moment, resulting in a 20-17 loss that went. into overtime. Eaglesand# 039; three-game losing streak. Senior assistant Matt Patricia took over for defensive coordinator Sean Desai this week. Coach Nick Sirianni said Monday and after the game that Patricia now has the final say on defense. The players said they were informed of the change early last week and that Patricia led defensive meetings before the Seattle game. andquot;I made a decision,andquot; Sirianni said. andquot;I did what I thought I had to do in the best interest of the football team. We made some adjustments there. It was felt that we were not playing and training enough defensively, so I made an adjustment.andquot; The defense held Seattle to 90 yards and three scores before halftime, allowing the Eagles to take a halftime lead for the first time in seven games. The second half was a different story. The Seahawks outscored the Eagles 17-7 to close out the game. They continued when rookie Jaxon Smith-Njigba got behind cornerback James Bradberry and caught a 29-yard pass from Drew Lock with less than 30 seconds left. andquot;I think we played well overall today. Individually, I didn’t play well… I definitely let the defense down today, andquot; Bradberry responded when asked if he thought the coaching switch from Desai to Patricia worked. Bradberry said he was trying to keep Seattle from getting a first down on that 3rd-and-10 play and was too aggressive, allowing Smith-Njigba to overrun it. Quarterback Jalen Hurts tried to lead a late rally, but instead threw his second interception of the night to Julian Love, catching A.J. Brown on the right wing, ending the game effectively. You are sick with flu-like symptoms. He got on a separate plane to prevent his teammates from getting sick, and for a while it was doubtful whether he would be able to play. andquot;I tried to be aggressive at that point,andquot; he said of his robberies. andquot;You know, we had several chances to open it up in the game and we didn’t. I didn’t do it. I didn’t do my job well enough. It just has to be better.andquot; The Eagles fell to 10-4 and are effectively tied with the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC East. According to ESPN’s Football Power Index, they have the easiest shutout schedule in the NFL: two games against the New York Giants and a home opener against the Arizona Cardinals. But right now, there’s no guarantee an Eagles team will struggle to find its footing. andquot;We still have our goals ahead of us. We know we made the finals this week. Weand#039;re not really looking at her, andquot; Sirianni said. andquot;We know what we want to do. We want to win this division, but this is the last time you’ll hear me say that. We have to win the game next week.andquot;

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