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Initial thoughts on the Eagles vs. Seahawks matchup

More disappointment coming on Monday night?

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I don’t really know what new to say about the Philadelphia Eagles at this point. They’re a bad team and it looks like things are only going to get worse.

Week 12 hardly figures to be a respite for the (midnight green) Birds. They’re facing a Seattle Seahawks team that’s owned them for some time now.

Russell Wilson is 5-0 against an Eagles regime that notably passed on him three times in the 2012 NFL Draft. Combined stats from those games: 91/154 (59% completion), 1,287 passing yards (8.4 average), 7 TD, 1 INT ... 113 rushing yards, 1 rushing TD ... 1 reception for a 15-yard TD.

Perhaps the Eagles can successfully have Darius Slay take away D.K. Metcalf, though that could prove easier said than done. But there’s still Tyler Lockett to worry about. Wilson and him have connected on some absolutely crazy plays.

Let’s assume for a second that Jim Schwartz can find a way to keep the Seahawks’ offense in check. The Eagles did just only allow 13 offensive points to the Cleveland Browns, after all.

But even if the defense carries their weight, it’s hard to have hope for Philly’s offense. It’s just so broken right now. Carson Wentz is playing like a quarterback who deserves to be benched. Doug Pederson and his offensive coaching staff certainly isn’t finding ways to break him out of his slump.

If there was ever a game for that to change, it could actually be against Seattle’s defense. They’re allowing the most passing yards per game in the league and it’s not even close. Seattle is surrendering 343.7 per game while the next closest team is at 300.3. The Seahawks are also allowing the third most offensive points per game at 28.8.

The Seahawks’ ineptitude hardly guarantees Eagles offensive success. The Dallas Cowboys had a pretty awful defense when they came to Philly earlier this season and the Eagles only managed 15 offensive points in that game.

The Eagles are somehow undefeated in primetime games this season but I can’t imagine that’ll continue on Monday night. They might actually be able to keep it closer than expected because the Seahawks have a weird tendency to make games more difficult than they should be. But Wilson often finds a way to win and that’ll likely happen again here. If Wentz continues to play poorly on national television, this could be the game that prompts the Eagles to finally bench him for Jalen Hurts.

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