Two potential playoff teams meet on Monday Night Football when the Seahawks play the Eagles.
That above sentence is weird, isn’t it? Not that the Seattle Seahawks are not a good football team and have a very real chance at winning their division in 2020. But the Philadelphia Eagles have won 30 percent of their games this season and still lead the NFC East. This might mean that the Eagles are not a good team but they are also a dangerous one.
Any team battling for a playoff spot means they haven’t quit on the season and give their most to win each game. Because Seattle on paper is the better team, they also cannot assume they can go into Philadelphia and beat the Eagles with ease. The Seahawks rarely defeat anyone easily. 12s know this well.
That said, Seattle has a lot in its favor going into the game. There will be no angry Philadelphia fans in the stands on Monday night to disrupt the timing of Russell Wilson and the Seattle offense. Seattle is also getting a little healthier and will see the return of cornerback Shaquill Griffin and running back Chris Carson.
In short, while the Eagles are a first-place team with an offensive-minded head coach who will be intent on taking advantage of the Seahawks perceived defensive weaknesses, Seattle has no real business losing in week 12. Seattle has the better quarterback, better coach and the defense is starting to play better.
Here are three things that will happen when Seattle and Philadelphia play on Monday.