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BGNR 204: Can The Eagles Steal One In Seattle?

Carson Wentz needs to turn his game manager mode on.

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What We Talked About


  • Brian Dawkins becomes a semi-finalist for the Hall of Fame!
  • Eagles sign special teams ace Chris Maragos to a 3-year deal
  • Carson Wentz's dog had puppies!


  • Thursday practice report: TE Zach Ertz did not participate (hammy), WR Jordan Matthews was limited (back), CB Nolan Carroll (concussion) fully cleared to play

The Matchup

LETDOWN GAME FOR SEATTLE? (probably just wishful thinking)

  • Coming off huge Sunday night 31-24 win over the New England Patriots


  • 4-0 this season, 31-5 since 2012
  • Eagles pumped in crowd noise... does that really help?
  • Seahawks' opponents have more false start penalties since 2005 than any other NFL venue


  • 6-2-1 this season, 1st in NFC West, +35 point differential (Eagles +66)
  • Last time they played Eagles lost 24-14 in Philly, December 2014
  • Russell Wilson looks healthy again, 124.6 rating last week against NE
  • Wentz has better completion percentage, more yards but fewer TDs. Passer ratings 87.6 (CW) to 87.2 (RW)
  • Who has the better defense... the Eagles or the Seahawks?
  • Seattle allowed 24 or more points in 4 of last 5 games
  • How do you stop Russell Wilson?
  • Christine Michael waived this week... Thomas Rawls and T.J. Prosise now step in
  • Doug Baldwin vs. Jalen Mills a big match-up
  • Eagles D-line needs to pound a weaker Seattle O-lin
  • Birds need to get the run game going and Carson Wentz needs to manage the game
  • Offensive line didn't get nearly enough credit for last week's win... need to do it again in a tough place to play


  • Dallas 8-1, Giants 6-3, Washington 5-3-1 (5-1-1 since 0-2 start)
  • 3 NFC East teams holding down playoff spots
  • NFC East hasn't had two playoff teams in same season since 2009, Dallas & Philly (11-5)
  • PFF has the Eagles with the #2 offensive line, after Dallas
  • Only team to allow fewer total QB pressures as a unit than the Cowboys
  • Brandon Brooks has played extremely well this season
  • Jason Peters having a terrific season... what do they do with him next year?


  • Eagles DTs vs the middle of the Seahawks OLine
  • Brandon Graham, Connor Barwin, Vinny Curry trying to contain Russell Wilson
  • Eagles running game vs Seattle’s run defense

NFL Picks, Final Thoughts & More!

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