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SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 03: Quarterback Carson Wentz #11 of the Philadelphia Eagles rushes against the Seattle Seahawks in the third quarter at CenturyLink Field on December 3, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

Three keys to victory: Eagles vs. Seahawks

24 November 2019 Eagles News


The Eagles are currently sitting a .500 with a 5-5 record and while the road does get easier, their opponent on Sunday does not.

The Seattle Seahawks are coming to town and have are red hot this season. Sitting at 8-2 and coming off of a bye week, they’ll be motivated to keep their winning ways present. Led by MVP candidate Russell Wilson, they’re a very tough matchup.

The one thing on the Eagles side is their defense. Without further ado, here’s the keys to today’s game.

1. Limit the big plays

Last week against the New England Patriots, the Eagles did a great job keeping the Patriots in front of them. There wasn’t any breakdowns in coverage, overall, their defense held strong. With Russell Wilson coming to town, he likes to make plays with his legs. Keeping him contained and having no breakdowns downfield will be vital. It takes just one play to change a whole game.

2. The run game has to be present

Without Jordan Howard it’s going to be tough to establish the run. Hopefully, Jay Ajayi is incorporated into the offense this week. With Ajayi and Miles Sanders, the Eagles should see success on the ground. Seattle doesn’t have the best run defense, ranking 12th in the league. Helping the offense out by running is going to be important, especially with a banged up wide receiver corps.

3. Carson’s time to shine

Carson Wentz can shut up all the haters by making a few plays today. He’ll have Alshon Jeffery back and hopefully a better game plan in general. But, today he needs to let his natural ability show and the plays will come. Trusting his teammates will go a long way today.

These three things need to happen in order for the Eagles to win. Let’s hope it happens and another W is in the column. Fly Eagles Fly!

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