Seahawks schedule predictions: 5 toughest games in 2014
5. @ Philadelphia Eagles
Jan 4, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles running backLeSean McCoy
(25) carries the ball during the first quarter against the New Orleans Saints during the 2013 NFC wild card playoff football game at Lincoln Financial Field. The Saints defeated the Eagles 26-24. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports
The Eagles finished last season with the best rushing attack in the NFL — averaging more than 160 yards per game on the ground.
If that wasn’t good enough, they added Darren Sproles in the offseason to Chip Kelly’s high-flying offense.
Seattle wasn’t necessarily bad defending against the run game last year, but they weren’t great at it and that could bite them on the road against the Eagles.
If the Seahawks can shut down LeSean McCoy and company and get past Philadelphia’s 10th-ranked run defense, they should be alright in this game. Otherwise, the Eagles could pull an upset.