The Seattle Seahawks (7-3, 2-3 away) are in Pennsylvania to battle the Philadelphia Eagles (3-6-1, 2-2-1 home) in an NFC divisional contest on Monday Night Football. Both teams are still in the thick of their respective standings making this matchup important for playoff implications. Kickoff is at 8:15 p.m. EST at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA. The Seahawks are a 6.5-point road favorite in the contest.
What to Know – Seattle Seahawks
Seattle snapped a two-game skid with a revenge victory over the Arizona Cardinals last week at home. The Cardinals took down the Seahawks in overtime in their first get together last month. A win Monday night will give Seattle a one-game lead over the Los Angeles Rams atop the NFC West standings.
Russell Wilson completed 23-of-28 passes for 197 yards and two touchdowns in the victory. The signal-caller added 42 yards rushing on ten carriers. Wilson’s touchdown passes were number 29 and 30 of the season, most in the league entering Week 12.
Carlos Hyde returned to the lineup and rushed 14 times for 79 yards and one touchdown. The Seahawks are expected to be back with starting running back Chris Carson, who has missed the last four games with an injury.
The duo of Tyler Lockett (nine receptions, 67 yards, one touchdown) and DK Metcalf (three receptions, 46 yards, one touchdown) continued to pad their season totals in the receiving department. Both wideouts rank in the top six in the league in touchdowns scored this season.
What to Know – Philadelphia Eagles
The Eagles have dropped two in a row but still find themselves in a battle for the top spot in a wild NFC East standings. A win against the Seahawks would move the Eagles into first place with a narrow lead over the New York Giants and Washington Football Team.
Carson Wentz threw for 235 yards on 21-of-35 passing with a pair of touchdowns and a pair of interceptions. Wentz has thrown 14 interceptions this season, most in the NFL.
Miles Sanders carried the ball 16 times for 66 yards in his second week back after missing about a month injured. Back up running back Boston Scott chipped in five rushes for 24 yards and three receptions for 26 yards.
Tight end Dallas Goedert hauled in five passes for 77 yards and one touchdown while rookie Jalen Reagor (four catches, 52 yards) is slowly emerging as a top target for Wentz. Back up tight end Richard Rodgers hooked up with Wentz for his first touchdown reception of the season.
The Pick is In
The report is that we may see more of rookie backup quarterback Jalen Hurts Monday night against the Seahawks. Hurts is seeing a lot of first-team reps in practice and expected to see an increase in playing time. Seattle has been sliced up defensively this season but looked a lot better against the Cardinals last Thursday night. With extended rest, Seattle will come and put up points and outduel an Eagles offense that is in disarray.
The Pick: Seattle -6.5