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Seahawks vs Eagles Winner Is Obvious, According To ESPN

Seahawks vs Eagles Winner Is Obvious, According To ESPN

Seahawks vs Eagles Winner Is Obvious, According To ESPN

The Seahawks vs Eagles winner is obvious, according to ESPN.

Heading into this weekend, it seems uncontroversial to note that Seattle has been the consistently better team all year long.

Despite that, the Seahawks are only -1.5 point favorites.

Furthermore, according to ESPN’s computer model, Philadelphia actually has a 60.3 percent chance of winning the game.

The story of the game is injuries. The team that is best able to compensate for key players being absent will ultimately emerge victorious.

Seattle will be without seven starters heading into this one. Philly will be missing nine of their own. That combined total of 16 missing starters in a postseason match-up is the most since 1970.

Seatle will be without their top three running backs, with Chris Carson, C.J. Prosise and Rashaad Penny all out. Marshawn Lynch was brought to patch up the ground game, but the 33-year-old contributions figure to be minimal.

The Eagles, meanwhile, come into his one riding high. At one point it looked like they would miss the playoffs altogether, but four straight wins to close out the year changed that.

A lot of Philly’s success can be directly attributed to Carson Wentz peaking at just the right time. In December, the young passer recorded a 99.3 passer rating, throwing for 10 touchdowns and a single pick.

Ultimately this game will come down to which quarterback takes over the game. The Eagles have a secondary that is ripe for the scorching, if Russell Wilson has one of his trademark big days.

Then again, in the Week 12 showdown between these two squads, Philly did a solid job on Tyler Lockett and made Wilson’s job visibly more difficult.

Will the Eagles’ momentum carry them past the Seahawks on Sunday? ESPN sure seems to think so.

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Anthony Amador

A recent graduate from the University of Texas, Anthony Amador has been credentialed to cover the Houston Texans, Dallas Cowboys, San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks and high school games all over the Lone Star State. Currently, his primary beats are the NBA, MLB, NFL and UFC.

10 Comments

  1. Seattle will not be down 7 starters. Whoever told you that lied. Seattle is without Carson, Kendricks, Brown. Seattle has all other starters available to play. Dunno what depth chart you’ve been reading but any other players out are not starters for Seattle. Confused where you got your info.

    1. Do you know that lies are a form of cheating? The Seahawks were also without players on both offense and defense lines. They also lost Josh Gordon and Dissley which hurt us. You take one hit, which has been declared a fair hit by officials, and the Seahawks cheated. Sad that Philly isn’t praising their players or McGowan (sp?) for how good they played.

  2. On one note we don’t need the other players. If we got lynch and Wilson on one of their good days then we can get a higher chance.. If anyone disagrees with my opinion then thats OK

  3. On one note we don’t need the other players. If we got lynch and Wilson on one of their good days then we can get a higher chance.. If anyone disagrees with my opinion then thats OK

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