By: Julio Olmo
The currently 5-5, Philadelphia Eagles will be facing the surging Seattle Seahawks for their Week 12 matchup at Lincoln Financial Field, in The Battle of the Birds.
With the Dallas Cowboys playing well and the NFC playoff picture starting to take shape, the Eagles need to win this game, after a disastrous road trip and coming off a 17-10 home loss to the New England Patriots, they are reeling, and the homestand has not started well.
The Seattle Seahawks sitting at 8-2 are a true Super Bowl threat.
Russell Wilson is at the top of the MVP race right now and he’s carrying the Seattle Seahawks, he’s efficient and knows when to get rid of the football and most importantly, he puts his receivers in an excellent position to make plays.
Plus the Seahawks have provided the MVP candidate with solid complementary pieces and they come without much fanfare.
Pete Carroll signed a two-year extension to remain head coach last season and after retooling his defense and making Russell Wilson the highest-paid quarterback in the NFL, the personable head coach has Seattle among the NFL’s elite once again.
Keys to the game…
The Seahawks are not some unbeatable juggernaut. Their biggest win came by in 17 points against the Arizona Cardinals and their other seven victories — including two overtime games — have been within one score.
Still, it’s hard to feel great about the Eagles where they’re at right now. The defense has inspired some confidence but Russell Wilson is just playing at a very high level right now.
The Eagles have been a pretty good team at Lincoln Financial Field since the Doug Pederson and Carson Wentz era began in 2016. They’re 19-5 straight up as home favorites, but that’s about the best reason for optimism I can come up with.
Player to watch?
Who else?!?…QB, Russell Wilson.
He use to be the best kep secret in the NFL, not anymore.
Carson Wentz can learn a thing or two from Russell Wilson.
Seahawks 27, Eagles 21.
The Seahawks are 5-0 on the road this season. Normally they start the season slow though and finish strong, but this year are 8-2.
If Seattle goes 4-2 down the stretch, it means a 12-4 record.
It guarantees them a playoff spot and if one of those wins is over San Francisco in Week 17, it means winning the division.
There be no shame in losing to the Eagles on the road, but I just do not see it.
Philly’s having trouble scoring and the Seahawks are not.
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