Philadelphia Eagles and the Seattle Seahawks highlight the Monday Night Football, as they clash in a match important for both sides. Both the Eagles and the Seahawks are chasing the top seeds in their respective divisions. Though their overall circumstances are not quite the same, as the Eagles have a 3-6-1 record, but are in the weakest division in the NFL, while on the other side, the Seahawks, who are 7-3, have one hell of a competition.
Seahawks (-220) regained a bit of their lost confidence with a win over the Cardinals on TNF in Week 11. The 28-21 victory wasn’t important just because of that, but also due to the battle inside the NFC West division. Seattle tied the series against the Cards, who won the first contest and left them at 6-4, keeping the pace with the Rams, who also have 7-3.
Russell Wilson was without turnovers in this match, even though he had two fumbles. DangeRuss had 197 passing yards for two touchdowns. His connection with DK Metcalf was productive as usual, as the monstrous WR had one TD reception, the same as Tyler Lockett.
What was very important for Pete Carroll, and he spoke about that after the matchup, was Seattle’s rushing game, with his boys producing 165 yards on the ground. It was, without a doubt the best performance in this aspect since the year started.
Eagles (+230) will appear without Carson Wentz, the sources suggest. The same are claiming that Jalen Hurts will get his chance at the quarterback position after Wentz’s terrible performances this year. He leads the league with 14 interceptions and has 6 more fumbles. Ever since the campaign began, he was pale, without creativity, and an easy target for the rivals’ defenders. Believe it or not, Wentz had been sacked 40 times in 2020.
Overall, the Eagles are not playing at the expected level, and we can’t put the entire blame on Wentz. There are numerous factors for that, the injuries, the poor start, and many other reasons, yet the majority of the responsibility is on Philly’s biggest star.
The Eagles are coming off two losses, both on the road. The first one was in New York against the divisional rivals, the Giants, 27-17, and the second in Cleveland, 22-17. However, in two matches at home before these losses, Philly posted two triumphs at their Lincoln Financial field, vs. Giants and Cowboys.
With Hurts in the backfield, Pedersen will have more options than with Wentz. The rookie’s passing game hasn’t been tested yet, but his rushing will be a major addition to the Eagles’ defense.
Head to Head Matches
Remember the battle of injured in the Wild Card round last year? Once Philly and Seattle appeared without half of their starting lineups, furthermore losing players throughout the game. The Seahawks won that match at LFF, 17-9.
Check this out, the total points margin was 50.5 at the opening, but it dropped to 48.5 throughout the week. We don’t understand why. Seattle’s defense is one of the worst in the leagues, and the Seahawks allow more yards than they produce. Meanwhile, we don’t have to speak too much about Philly’s defense. That unit was outplayed numerous times this year by much weaker sides than Seattle’s. All this suggests betting on over.
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