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Sunday, November 2, 2008
Rapid Reaction: Eagles 26, Seahawks 7


Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

SEATTLE -- The Seahawks' free fall into oblivion, interrupted briefly by a Week 8 victory in San Francisco, resumed in a big way at Qwest Field.

Seneca Wallace's 90-yard scoring strike to Koren Robinson set a misleading tone for the Seahawks. Their shortcomings, many related to injuries, slowly but steadily doomed them to their sixth defeat in eight games.

It's tough envisioning a way for Seattle to reverse its current slide without injured starters Matt Hasselbeck, Deion Branch, Nate Burleson, Patrick Kerney and Lofa Tatupu. Even fullback Leonard Weaver missed the game Sunday, a foot injury sidelining him after a 116-yard receiving performance against the 49ers.

This isn't about intensity or grit for Seattle. This isn't about Mike Holmgren having one foot out the door. The Seahawks are simply overmatched against good teams. Expect more results like this one, interrupted by the occasional victory, as the season progresses.