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Seattle Seahawks vs. Philadelphia Eagles

 

November 21, 2019

PHILADELPHIA, Penn.- This should be another close game for Seattle against a quality opponent. Philadelphia has been a hard team to figure out this year losing games against bad teams like Detroit (3-6-1) and Atlanta (3-7) but winning on the road against Buffalo (7-3) and Green Bay (8-2). The Eagles are -2 in turnovers meaning they have more giveaways than takeaways for the season. Their biggest issue is the fumble.

Once again the quarterback advantage goes to the Seahawks. #11 Carson Wentz runs well as a young quarterback but is 27th out of 33 NFL quarterbacks in completion percentage with 61.2%. Russell Wilson is 7th on this list with a 68.5% completion rate. Carson has 16 touchdowns to go with 4 interceptions on the season compared with Russell Wilson's 23 touchdowns and 2 interceptions on the season.

Similar to the 49ers matchup, the running game is also to Seattle's advantage. Chris Carson is the top running back in this game. Philadelphia uses two running backs #24 Jordan Howard and #26 Miles Sanders for a majority of their attempts with Howard getting a few more carries a game. Neither are elite backs like Carson.

The receiving game is a bit of a wild card this week. If Tyler Lockett is healthy (he is listed as questionable,) for this game the Hawks will have the advantage. If Lockett is unable to play, then the best receiver on the field would be Philadelphia's tight end #86 Zach Ertz. Seattle has had their problems covering tight ends this season and Ertz was used heavily in the game against the Patriots.

Philadelphia has the edge in the kicking game. #4 Jake Elliot has been perfect in all thirteen of his field goal attempts this season. However, he has missed two extra points. Seattle's Jason Myers was perfect against San Francisco but has struggled this season with Seattle.

Three keys to the game for Seattle

A healthy Tyler Lockett

Limit Zach Ertz to under 60 yards receiving

Don't let the game be decided by field goals

 

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