Seattle Seahawks vs Philadelphia Eagles: Predictions and Odds (NFL Week 12)
This game goes to the Seattle Seahawks. Final score: Seahawks 27, Eagles 23.
How to Watch: Seahawks vs Eagles
What: Seattle Seahawks at Philadelphia Eagles
When: Sunday, November 24 at 1:00 pm ET
Where: Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
How (TV): FOX
Seahawks vs Eagles – Point Spread
Seahawks +1.5, Eagles -1.5
Seattle vs Philadelphia – Game Preview
It’s unclear why the 5-5 Philadelphia Eagles are slightly favored over the 8-2 Seattle Seahawks in the Week 12 matchup, but while the oddsmakers have the Eagles ahead by a point and a half right now it might be a good time to take advantage.
The Eagles have not looked good all season and last week fell to the New England Patriots, while the Seahawks are well-rested coming off a bye week after their amazing defeat of the (until then unbeaten) San Francisco 49ers on Monday Night Football the week prior.
One of these teams has a better defense, and the other has an offense that’s far superior, so let’s take a quick look at how these two teams measure up against each other for this Week 12 NFC confrontation.
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The 8-2-0 Seattle Seahawks
Quarterback Russell Wilson’s name is currently in the MVP conversation, right now leading the league with a 114.9 passer rating and 23 total touchdown passes, his Seahawks scoring 27 points or higher in the eight of the last nine games.
One of the other big offensive surprises for the Seahawks this season is running back Chris Carson, who is currently ranked 7th among his peers after posting 200 carries for 853 yards and 4 touchdowns this season, averaging 4.3 yards per carry right now, the Seahawks currently with a 6th ranked rushing attack as a result.
If there’s one area Seattle could use some improvement on is their defense, currently ranked in the bottom third after allowing opponents to gain almost 375 yards and over 25 points per game, something that will become a huge problem if head coach Pete Carroll’s team expects to compete with the big boys in January and beyond.
The 5-5-0 Philadelphia Eagles
Carson Wentz does not look like the player he was before he got injured – for example, last week in the team’s loss to the Patriots he only completed half his passes (20-of-40) for just one touchdown, the fourth week in a row where he failed to throw for multiple scores in a game.
Of course, it doesn’t help that the Eagles’ pass receivers keep dropping balls – they are currently among the leaders in that category – nor does it help that star receiver Desean Jackson keeps missing games because of his hurt abdomen, and that the other receivers have been hurt at times as well.
Philadelphia’s top-10 defense is their big bright spot right now, with emerging stars like defensive end Brandon Graham and linebacker Nate Gerry really making it difficult for opponents to get into the end zone.
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Seahawks vs Eagles – History
These two NFC rivals have met 16 total times (including 0 postseason games), with Seattle winning 9 of those times and Philadelphia winning the other 7 games.
The last time these two teams met was during the 2017 season when the Eagles traveled to Seattle to get beat up by the Seahawks 24-10 in the same year Philly won the Super Bowl.
Questions to Answer
Who’s favored to win this Week 12 Seahawks-Eagles matchup?
Which team has a better offense? Defense? Special teams?
Which team’s quarterback is more likely to lead his team to victory?
We’re going to briefly compare the Seahawks and the Eagles next and attempt to answer those questions and more.
Offensive Stats Comparison
Seattle Seahawks Overall Offense
- Ranked 4th overall in 2019
The Seattle Seahawks are solid on offense, and that’s mainly due to franchise quarterback Russell Wilson, who is having a breakout year that’s causing MVP mutterings everywhere, his completion percentage 68.5 right now as he leads the leagues in touchdown passes (23) and quarterback rating (114.9).
The Seahawks’ offense averages almost 30 points per game and they’re good for almost 390 total yards per game, their opponents not sure whether they should focus more on Wilson’s arm or Carson’s legs.
Right now they’re not sure if offensive guard Phil Haynes (ankle) and wide receiver Tyler Lockett (lower leg) can go on Sunday, both players listed as questionable for Week 12, with tight end Luke Willson (hamstring) listed as doubtful.
Philadelphia Eagles Overall Offense
- Ranked 23rd overall in 2019
The Philadelphia Eagles’ offense is struggling right now, their production ranked 23rd overall after eleven weeks, their squad averaging just over 23 points per game this season.
Blame Carson Wentz for that – he’s ranked 18th among quarterbacks right now with a completion percentage just over 60, whereas the team’s 11th ranked rushing attack led by Jordan Howard seems to be getting the job done.
Except on top of the injured receivers mentioned above, the Eagles could be without Howard in Week 12 since he is listed as questionable with a shoulder injury, and they could also be without offensive tackle Jordan Mailata, who is still seriously suffering from a sore back.
The Seattle Seahawks are on fire right now offensively, so they will have the offensive advantage in this one over the fluttering Eagles, who are a whole lot better than they have been playing lately.
Defensive Stats Comparison
Seattle Seahawks Overall Defense
- Ranked 24th overall in 2019
The Seattle Seahawks have been struggling on defense – they let opponents average almost 373 total yards and score over 25 points per game, which puts them in the bottom third of the league right now.
The bright spots of the Seahawks defense are their linebackers, with Bobby Wagner and K.J. Wright showing not just excellent football I.Q., but also the ability to make the tackle and get after the quarterback.
Seattle may have to make do without safety Delano Hill, who is nursing an elbow injury right now and is currently listed as questionable for this Week 12 matchup, and they’re still without defensive tackle Nazair Jones, who is still on injured reserve with a knee injury.
Philadelphia Eagles Overall Defense
- Ranked 9th overall in 2019
The Eagles are ranked far better than the Seahawks on defense, and yet they only keep opponents to about 2 points less per game while staying on the field a couple of minutes less per game than them, so this may be the type of squad Seattle can exploit with some big, explosive plays.
Philadelphia has 8 interceptions and 25 sacks, so they will most likely focus their attention on staying after Russell Wilson and limiting his ability to get mobile (good luck with that!), though their main strength is against the run where they rank 4th and will pose problems for Seattle’s Chris Carson.
The Eagles are hoping to be able to have star linebacker Nigel Bradham suit up for this one, but right now he is listed as questionable with his bad ankle still giving him some trouble, his squad already depleted with defensive tackle Malik Jackson (foot) and cornerback Cre’ von LeBlanc (foot) now on injured reserve.
The Philadelphia Eagles are a better defensive team right now, so they will have the advantage on Sunday over the Seahawks, especially given the fact that they will be at home in front of their highly boisterous fans who are never too shy to pitch in.
Seahawks vs Eagles – Final Game Analysis
Why Will the Seahawks Win this Game?
Traveling across country wears a lot of NFL teams out, but it means nothing to the Seattle Seahawks, who are 5-0 on the road this year and totally prepared to get the job done in Philadelphia, a team that seems entirely beatable these days.
The Seahawks are the slight underdogs but are definitely the better team here and they will win because the Eagles’ offensive line will not be able to protect Wentz, who will get sacked multiple times on top of handing the ball over at least once with either a fumble or an interception.
The Eagles are beaten up right now, especially their wide receivers’ room, so it should not take much for the Seahawks’ secondary to stay on top of them and shut them down, making them a one-dimensional team that is a lot easier to defend and keep out of the end zone.
Why Will the Eagles Win this Game?
The Philadelphia Eagles have a far better defense than the Seahawks so they will have to depend on coordinator Jim Schwartz’s game plan to keep Russell Wilson at bay, not an easy ask for any team but Philadelphia has 8 interceptions and 25 sacks already so they are no joke against the pass.
Philadelphia can win this game if the real Carson Wentz decides to show up and plays the same kind of football he did in Week 1 when he led his team over the Redskins by completing 28-of-39 for 313 yards and 3 touchdown passes with no interceptions, but that Wentz has been MIA for the last few weeks (or longer).
It helps that the Eagles are playing at home, and their crowd can make a huge difference in this one if they can get to Wilson with their noise and distractions, especially on critical third-downs where he seems to work the most miracles for his team.
Seattle Seahawks vs Philadelphia Eagles – Who Will Win?
Seattle Seahawks by four – Russell Wilson is on a roll and he will make easy work of this banged-up Eagles team that seems to be struggling at every turn.
John Breech of CBS Sports predicts the score as Seahawks 26, Eagles 23
My prediction for the final score is Seahawks 27, Eagles 23
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