The Philadelphia Eagles are locked into the playoffs, but now find themselves on a three-game losing streak. The one-time Super Bowl favorites are all but out of contention for the top seed in the NFC, and their chances of winning the NFC East are quickly decreasing as well. After another brutal loss, this time being a late collapse to the Seattle Seahawks, this team hardly looks like one ready for the playoffs.
There were already a ton of questions going into this game. There was a quite switch in the night at the defensive coordinator position, having Matt Patricia take the helm to call plays. The defense was also without Darius Slay and Zach Cunningham due to injuries. And quarterback Jalen Hurts battled sickness and even flew to Seattle separately because it was a big question if he'd be able to play.
Hurts did play, and the Eagles were in position to win the game late. But a Drew Lock led Seahawks offense shredded a decimated Birds defense to come back and take it. There's a lot that went wrong and a whole lot of blame to go around, but one defender stood out as a definitive weak point.
Eagles News: James Bradberry Absolutely Destroyed by Drew Lock
The numbers for James Bradberry's coverage of the Seahawk receivers is mind-bogglingly bad, and Jeff Kerr (above) crunched the numbers. Lock, Seattle's backup quarterback and game-time decision to start, was 7-8 when targeting Bradberry and had a 118.8 passer rating. On the last drive of the game, he was 4-5 (one throw-away) with 87 yards, including the game-winning touchdown pass to Jaxon Smith-Njigba.
Bradberry was absolutely torched last night. It's fair to say the offense wasn't on-point last night and the defense was injured. But there was a clear weakness for the Eagles when Bradberry was on the field. After that performance, it's hard to say if he would be much help moving forward.
It's also not like this was the first time Bradberry has been shredded on the season. His year-long stats when targeted in coverage don't shed him in any more favorable a light. Bradberry has allowed 551 yards and 10 touchdowns on 84 targets, conceding a whopping 111.7 passer rating.
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