Go ahead and give it a ponder.
I can guarantee that you did not automatically think, “Oh, obviously it was none other than the Terrorific Tarvaris Jackson and the Vilified Vince Young!”
But those are the correct answers.
How times have changed, huh?
Our Eagles traveled to Washington State to face the Seahawks on December 1st, 2011.
It was a humid 38 degrees on the Thursday Night showdown.
The Eagles started the season a putrid 1-4, and entered the contest all but officially eliminated from the postseason at 4-7.
The game started with a bang. As in a bang to Vince Young’s reputation. The former Texas Longhorn threw an interception on Philly’s first play from offense. The near 50 yard bomb was picked off by Kam Chancellor at the Seattle 39 yard line. Seattle scored five plays later, putting the home team out in front early.
The Eagles’ O responded with an outstanding 1-2-3 and out in retort.
Near the end of the first quarter, Chas Henry pinned Seattle deep in their own territory at the 12.
The hopes for a battle of field position were dashed on the first play of the second quarter as Marshawn Lynch dashed for a 40 yard touchdown, putting Seattle on top 14-0.
The Birds showed a sign of a pulse on the following drive, piecing together a 71 yard touchdown march. Riley Cooper was the star of the five play drive, hauling in catches for 16 and 47 yards. Shady took it in the final 2 yards for the score, putting the Eagles back in the game down seven.
Steven Hauschka hit a 49 yard field goal before the second half came to a close, and Seattle led 17-7 at the midway point.
Unfortunately, Young started the second half the same as he did the first half.
With an interception. Brandon Browner picked off the 3rd down toss by Young, halting the Eagles chances of cutting into the lead anymore.
Tarvaris Jackson hooked up with Golden Tate for an 11 yard touchdown six plays later extending their lead 24-7.
Jackson ended the day with a modest 13 of 16 passing for 190 yards, and a score.
On four second half possessions, three of them ended with Vince Young throwing an interception.
The final score for the ‘Hawks was a 77 yard interception return by David Hawthorne for a touchdown.
The lone shining aspect to come from this game was the mammoth of a drive the Eagles composed in the third quarter.
Sandwiched between the three turnovers, Young orchestrated a 17 play, 80 yard drive for a touchdown. The drive took over ten minutes and ended with his only touchdown pass of the day, a 2 yard toss to LeSean McCoy.
The Birds dropped the game by the final score of 31-14, but made the season respectable by winning their remaining final four games of the season.