Sunday Night – Philadelphia Eagles at Seattle Seahawks
More birds of prey on Sunday night. This time, we’ve got the Eagles flying west to Seattle to tango with the Seahawks. Yes, tango. That’s because I can already see Russell Wilson and Carson Wentz dancing around defenders and making plays that make our jaws drop all night long. Maybe not to that extent, but you get the picture. It’s going to be fun to watch these two mobile quarterbacks go head to head while facing tough defenses.
Keys to the Game
Create big plays. This is what the Eagles defense has done best the last few years and it will serve them well on Sunday night in Seattle. Russell Wilson has a history of being loose with the ball, so this is the perfect opponent for that Philly D to take advantage of and get a pick 6… or two. Turning that defense into instant offense will turn the tides in this game and put the Eagles on top. From there, Carson Wentz can show everyone why he was the 2nd overall pick in last year’s draft and lead the Eagles to a tough road win at the 12th Man in December. Now, that’s a resume booster.
Seattle should be looking to crush the Philadelphia offense. If they can’t score, they can’t win. Sure, the Eagles have some good talent on offense, but as a whole, they’re average at best. Seattle chews up and spits out average offenses every week. Getting pressure on Wentz will force him into making some throws he wouldn’t normally make and that means Russell Wilson will be getting the ball back with good field position. As long as he is patient and doesn’t give the ball right back, Seattle will dance their way to another W as the season gets late.