Week 15 of the NFL season will wrap up with an interesting matchup on Monday Night Football as the Philadelphia Eagles visit the Seattle Seahawks. The NFC Playoff race is starting to heat up in a big way, and this game will have an impact on what teams end up making the field.
Philadelphia was in a great position heading into Week 13, but they have now dropped two straight games. The Eagles are still sitting at 10-3 on the season, but they have been caught by the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC East race.
Seattle is coming into this Week 15 matchup with an overall record of 6-7, and they have work to do if they are going to reach the playoffs. The Seahawks have dropped four straight games, and they are in need of coming up with a big win to get back on track.
The Eagles are 2.5-point betting favorites over the Seahawks on Monday Night Football.
Philadelphia Must Play Defense
The Philadelphia Eagles were a dominant defense a season ago, but that just hasn’t been the case so far this season. Philadelphia is allowing 24.7 points per game this season, and they have been getting lit up in recent games.
Getting after the quarterback has been a major issue for this team, and the Eagles are going to have to find a way to pressure Geno Smith in this game. Quarterback Jalen Hurts is dealing with a sickness ahead of this matchup, but he has been terrific this season.
Hurts has thrown for 3,192 yards and 19 touchdowns on the year, and he has also been great on the ground. Philadelphia has a ton of weapons on offense, but they are going to need the defense to give them a chance.
Seahawks Struggling to Score
The Seattle Seahawks are averaging just 21.5 points per game this season, and that’s not good enough to win games with any consistency. Seattle has actually been struggling even more of late as they have scored 16 or less points in three of the last four games.
Running back Kenneth Walker III is going to be a huge key this season, but he has racked up just 634 yards on 157 carries. Seattle does have some weapons in the passing game, but it takes balance to score on NFL defenses.
The lack of offense has really impacted the defense this season as well as Seattle is now giving up nearly 25 points per game. Seattle has given up some big plays through the air, and that could have a big impact on this game.
Eagles Fly Past the Seahawks
The Eagles have really been struggling on defense in recent weeks, but they aren’t really going to be tested in this one. Philadelphia should come up with some big stops in this game, and that will put the offense in some good positions to score points.
Seattle just hasn’t been able to do much on the offensive side of the ball, and that trend is going to continue in this game. The Seahawks can keep things competitive for a half or so, but ultimately the Eagles are going to pull away for good.
Bet the Philadelphia Eagles -2.5 as they are going to pick up a huge win over the Seattle Seahawks on Monday Night Football.