The Seahawks will get 7 sacks
Seven sacks? That’s a lot. But this is exactly what Seattle got last year against the Eagles in the playoffs and Carson Wentz has already been sacked 40 times in 2020, worst in the league. Seattle had issues putting pressure on opposing quarterbacks early in the year but this has changed a bit over the last few games.
On the season Seattle pressures opposing quarterbacks 21.6 percent of the time. This ranks 18th in the league. But in week 11, Seattle pressured Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray 31.9 percent of the time. One big reason for the increase is recently acquired edge rusher Carlos Dunlap joining the fold.
Dunlap has already faced the Eagles once this season when he was still with the Bengals. With Cincinnati this year, Dunlap saw decreasing snaps because the Bengals are not smart. But in week three of this year, Dunlap played 75 snaps against Philadelphia and recorded 9 tackles, a tackle for loss, a quarterback hit and a pass defended. So Dunlap already knows what to expect from the Eagles offensive line.
Beyond Dunlap, though, safety Jamal Adams is healthy again and aggressive. Shaquill Griffin will be back at one of the corner spots which should make it harder for quarterbacks to find an open receiver. Wentz holds on to the ball too long usually and he will be hit often and sacked seven times in week 12.