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Eagle Eye: Breaking Down The Champs -
The "Legion Of Boom." "Beast Mode." Russell Wilson. Pete Carroll. This Seattle Seahawks team has a number of character-driven storylines coming with them to Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday afternoon. Unlike other teams and players around the league with fancy, schmancy nicknames or high-profile young stars, this team backs it up with the way they play week in and week out. Chip Kelly said it best on Monday, there’s a reason this team won the Super Bowl last season. They’re full of talented players on both sides of the ball, and they play tough, hard-nosed football for four quarters every week. Let’s jump into the tape and look at examples of that, starting first on offense.

Why Seattle’s Not Concerned With Eagles Tempo - Birds 24/7
The Seahawks' scheme is not about complexity. It's about talent and execution. On most downs, they are playing one of two coverages: Cover 1 or Cover 3. Cover 3 is a three-deep zone with some man principles, particularly from the outside cornerbacks. Cover 1 is man coverage across the board with a single high safety. And Seattle's got probably the best one in the NFL in Earl Thomas.

Pete Carroll says he's happy for Sanchez - Inquirer
Mark Sanchez received a text message from Pete Carroll during the preseason. Carroll, Sanchez's coach at Southern California who now leads the Seattle Seahawks, told Sanchez he was happy that his former quarterback was back having fun.

Eagles’ Week 14 breakdown: Seattle Seahawks - The 700 Level
Defending Super Bowl champions. No. 1 defense in the NFL. No. 1 rushing offense in the NFL. Seven Pro Bowlers and counting. Regardless of records or their place in the standings, the Seattle Seahawks are one of the best teams in the NFL today, period. With the playoffs fast approaching, the Philadelphia Eagles can make a statement at Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday by knocking off the toughest remaining opponent on their 2014 schedule. An Eagles win would all but ensure there won’t be a trip out to Seattle come January, where the Seahawks are 22-2 in regular and postseason play since 2012.

Which Eagle will get the next sack? You never know - CSN Philly
Just before kickoff, the guys on the Eagles’ defense get together in a group and yell and shout and jump up and down and get each other fired up. Invariably, one of the pass rushers issues a challenge to the others. "We always ask, ‘Who’s going to be the one to get us started?'" Brandon Graham said. "’Who’s going to get the first one?’" They don’t care who gets 'em. As long as somebody gets 'em.

NFL Team Rankings - numberFire
The Eagles have a 15.60% chance at the #1 seed in the NFC, with a 39.42% chance of a first round bye. Here is how their chances compare: Arizona Cardinals - 33.36%, Green Bay Packers - 28.52%, Philadelphia Eagles - 15.60%, Seattle Seahawks - 12.96%, Detroit Lions - 6.74%.

Washington's secondary is the team's biggest problem, not RG3 - SB Nation
The RGIII and Colt McCoy quarterback drama is far more interesting for the media to dissect, and while it's not pretty under center in Washington, it's the secondary that has been the bigger disaster. Stephen White reviews its latest work.

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