Week 13 is upon us, and the Philadelphia Eagles are flying high at 10-1, best in the NFL. Philadelphia come into Seattle on a nine-game win streak with recent wins against the Chicago Bears and Dallas Cowboys. The birds travel this week to take on the Seattle Seahawks (7-4). Who are coming off a win against the struggling 49ers, as well as a disappointing loss to the Falcons on a Blair Walsh missed 52-yard field goal at the end of regulation. Seattle comes in with a banged up secondary, so look for Philly to game plan accordingly. The Eagle defense will have to shut down the high powered offense of the Seahawks behind quarterback Russell Wilson and wideout Doug Baldwin. Philadelphia come into this game as six-point favorites but Seattle is a desperate team right now as they try to hold onto their spot in the tight NFC playoff race. Here are our picks here at FPC Eagles for Sunday nights game:
Ryan Mace: I feel that this will be Wentz’s week that he proves to everyone he is MVP. With their secondary being the weakest I expect a huge day out of him. I also expect our defense to stand tall this week and contain the offense. Lastly, I see this as the game that proves to all that the Eagles are contenders by the Birds cruising to an easy victory in Seattle’s house.
Christian Gotzman: The Seahawks are a tough team for one reason and one reason only right now, Russell Wilson. The Seahawks defense is depleted and their line is terrible. For these reasons I see Philadelphia edging out the Seahawks by six in Seattle. The Eagles defense is playing too good right now to let one person beat them.
Tj Ray: The Eagles are facing what is probably their toughest matchup of the season so far on Sunday. Despite the fact that they are 6 point favorites, I think this is going to be their first real challenge. Containing Russell Wilson is a herculean task, but it is one that the Eagles front seven is capable of. If the Eagles can keep Wilson from making big plays out of broken plays, they should be able to pull out the win.
Eagles 28 – 21
James Bunting: The current combined record of Philadelphia’s last five opponents is 17-38. Not the Eagles’ fault. No apologies are necessary. But I think Seattle at home at night presents a challenge that Philadelphia hasn’t seen in almost two months. This will be a great test to get the Birds ready for playoff football, but I think Pete Carroll will find a way to play the “I can’t believe we’re 6-point home underdogs” motivational card to pick up an important NFC win.”