Game Preview: Eagles vs Seahawks
22 November 2019 Uncategorized
Well, if this isn’t a do or die game, than I don’t know what is. The Philadelphia Eagles will host the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, and this is a crucial game for both teams.
Let’s start on the Eagles side of the ball. The Eagles are 5-5 and desperately looking for a spark to save their season. Vegas apparently thinks this is the game, as according to SBD, the Eagles opened as 2.5 point favorites on Sunday.
The offense has struggled mightily the past two games, only putting up 32 points in the past 2 games. After 10 points in the first half against the Patriots, the offense went completely stale and did not score a point in their last 10 drives.
The Eagles will likely be without two of their most important players on offense, as Jordan Howard is still not cleared for practice, and Lane Johnson is still in concussion protocol. There is some good news, as Alshon Jeffery looks like he will play, as he was a participant in practice on Thursday.
The Eagles defense has been stellar as of late, only allowing 31 points in the past 2 games, and giving up the lowest yards per play in that time span. The return of Jalen Mills and Ronald Darby has done wonders for this team, and passing on the Jalen Ramsey trade looks like a good non move for Howie Roseman.
On the Seahawks side of the ball, they are absolutely rolling right now. They have won 3 in a row, 1 of those wins coming against the 1st place 49ers. If the Seahawks win, and the 49ers lose, they will take sole possession of 1st place in the NFC West.
Russell Wilson has had a spectacular season, and is in the conversation for MVP. He has passed for 2737 yards, along with 23 TD’s and only 2 interceptions. He has also rushed for 256 yards this season, as he continues to be the best dual threat quarterback in the NFL.
This game is going to come down to if the Eagles can get any sort of passing game going. Carson Wentz had arguably his worst game of the season against the Patriots, and needs to carry this team to a victory on Sunday. He will most likely be without his top rusher in Jordan Howard, so he needs to be special on Sunday.
Seattle is very susceptible to giving up big plays in the passing game, as they currently hold the 28th ranked passing defense in the NFL. It is very simple, Doug Pederson and Carson Wentz need to work together to improve this passing offense by Sunday, or this season could be over on Monday.