And what a battle it projects to be.
The reality is that the Seahawks aren’t entirely what they used to be. With Richard Sherman and Kam Chancellor out for the season, injuries have taken a toll. Seattle’s home-field advantage looks a little less intimdating after they’ve dropped two straight games at CenturyLink Field.
But this is still the Seahawks we’re talking about here. It’s still Pete Carroll. It’s still Russell Wilson. Earl Thomas is still lining up on the back end of the defense. This Seattle squad currently wouldn’t make the 2018 playoffs if the season ended today. They’re only one game back in the NFC West so they have a lot to play for.
The Eagles do as well. Philadelphia can officially clinch the NFC East with a win today. The Eagles also need to keep winning in order to maintain their position as the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoff picture.
This game should be fun. It feels like it’s been forever since the Eagles have played what projects to be a competitive game. Quite frankly, Philadelphia has beaten the crap out of their last three opponents. They’ve won by exactly 28 points in those matchups.
The Eagles probably won’t be able to do that against the Seahawks. That has nothing to do with doubting Philly and everything to do with recognizing the fact that the Seahawks almost always take their opponents down to the wire.
This game will be an early playoff atmosphere test for the Eagles. A national audience will be waiting to see how they respond.
Here's everything you need to know about how to watch the game.
Date: Sunday, December 3, 2017
Time: 8:30 PM ET
Announcers: Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya
Location: CenturyLink Field | Seattle, Washington
NFL Network replay: TBA
Radio: SportsRadio 94WIP | Full listings here
Live on NBC Sports Live Extra
Per Bovada, the Eagles are heavy favorites to win.
Philadelphia Eagles -6 (-105)
Seattle Seahawks +6 (-115)
The Eagles are 7-8 in 15 all-time regular season appearances against the Seahawks. The Eagles haven’t beaten the Seahawks since 2008. These two teams last played in Week 11 last season, when the Eagles lost by a final score of 26 to 15.
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Eagles 2017 Regular Season Schedule
Week 1 - at Washington Redskins (Sept. 10, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 2 - at Kansas City Chiefs (Sept. 17, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 3 - vs. New York Giants (Sept. 24, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 4 - at Los Angeles Chargers (Oct. 1, 4:05 PM ET, FOX)
Week 5 - vs. Arizona Cardinals (Oct. 8, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 7 - vs. Washington Redskins (Oct. 23, 8:30 PM ET, ESPN) Monday Night Football
Week 8 - vs. San Francisco 49ers (Oct. 29, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 9 - vs. Denver Broncos (Nov. 5, 1:00 PM ET, CBS)
Week 10 - BYE
Week 11 - at Dallas Cowboys (Nov. 19, 8:30 PM ET, NBC) Sunday Night Football
Week 12 - vs. Chicago Bears (Nov. 26, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 13 - at Seattle Seahawks (Dec. 3, 8:30 PM ET, NCB) Sunday Night Football
Week 14 - at Los Angeles Rams (Dec. 10, 4:25 PM ET, FOX)
Week 15 - at New York Giants (Dec. 17, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)
Week 17 - vs. Dallas Cowboys (Dec. 31, 1:00 PM ET, FOX)