One of the most interesting games on the week 12 schedule is a matchup that will be taking place in Philadelphia. The Eagles are set to host the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday in a game that will have huge implications on the playoff race in the NFC. Seattle is trying to play their way to the top overall seed in the conference, and the Eagles are trying to solidify their position in the playoff race.
The Seattle Seahawks come into this game with a ton of confidence after winning three straight games. Seattle is still in second place in the NFC West with an 8-2 record, but they are charging hard. Philadelphia has had an up and down season, and they are a hard team to figure out. The Eagles come into this game with a record of 5-5, and cannot afford many more losses. Philadelphia is a -1.5 point favorite over Seattle in this game.
Wilson Putting Up Huge Numbers For Seattle
The Seattle Seahawks are the 7th highest scoring team in the NFL this season, as they are scoring more than 27 points per game. Several players have stepped up for Seattle this season, but none bigger than quarterback Russell Wilson. Wilson has thrown for nearly 300 yards per game this season, and has also ran for 256 yards. Running back Chris Carson is averaging 4.3 yards per carry, and could reach the 1,000 goal plateau with a big game.
Seattle’s defense is no longer the “Legion of Boom,” but head coach Pete Carroll has found a way to get some stops. The Seahawks have racked up 20 sacks so far this season, and they won’t be afraid to blitz Carson Wentz in this game. Seattle just recently slowed down a red-hot San Francisco offense and can do the same in this one.
Eagles Must Find Some Defense
If the Philadelphia Eagles are going to make the playoffs this year then they are going to need their defense to step up. Philadelphia is only giving up 23.0 points per game, but they have really struggled against the best teams on their schedule. The Eagles do have 25 sacks on the season, but their secondary has been a major issue. Finding a way to slow down Russell Wilson will be a tough task in this game.
Quarterback Carson Wentz appears to be fully healthy again, but he is still looking to be more effective. Wentz has completed just 61 percent of his passes so far this season, and he is running out of healthy wide receivers. Running back Jordan Howard has been great in his first season in Philly, and has ran for 525 yards. The Eagles can score, and they will need to in this game.
Seahawks Pick Up Impressive Road Win
The Philadelphia Eagles need this game more than the Seattle Seahawks do, and they have the huge advantage of playing at home. What the Eagles don’t have is quarterback Russell Wilson who just continues to make terrific plays for the Seattle Seahawks. It’s just not wise to bet against Wilson this season as he will find a way to get it done for this team. Bet the Seattle Seahawks +1.5 over the Philadelphia Eagles in this game.