Chris Maragos: Seahawks didn’t want to play Eagles in 2013 playoffs


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They went on an impressive run at the end of last year to finish 10-6 and make the postseason for the first time since 2010.

But there was at least one team who wasn’t looking forward to taking on the Eagles if both teams advanced in the playoffs — the Seattle Seahawks.

Former Seahawk safety Chris Maragos said on Thursday morning that Seattle didn’t want Philly on the postseason schedule, per

"The Eagles, for sure. That was the one team we didn’t want to play. We were always talking in the locker room and we felt like, man, they’re young, they’re hungry, they’re coming on strong with what they’re doing… It was one of those deals where we were like that’s a team that, you know, it’s one of those trap teams that sneak up on you and do some great things. They’re young, talented, aggressive, and one of the teams that we thought were really dangerous."

Maragos signed with the Eagles this offseason and has the chance to be a starting safety in Philly after playing understudy in Seattle’s Legion of Boom for three seasons.

He will be looking to help improve last year’s league-worst passing defense — the Eagles gave up nearly 290 passing yards per game last year.

On the flipside, the Eagles had one of the NFL’s most explosive offenses last year.

Led by LeSean McCoy, they averaged a league-high 160.4 rushing yards per game while Nick Foles and DeSean Jackson helped the team average more than 256 passing yard per game, 9th best in the NFL.

The Seahawks and Eagles did not meet last year but they will play in Week 14 this season in Philadelphia.

That will not be an easy win for the Seahawks, who will be looking to put high-flying defense against the Eagles’ high-flying offense.

The last time the two teams met was in Dec. 2011 at CenturyLink Field, where the Seahawks edged the Eagles, 31-14. Tarvaris Jackson (Seahawks) and Vince Young (Eagles) were the starting quarterbacks in that game.