Seattle Seahawks at Philadelphia Eagles: Players to watch for
By Reuben Gasee
Carson Wentz is having the worse season of his career so far to date. He has a career-low completion rate of 58.4% and is leading the league in interceptions with 14 picks.
He will be facing the Seahawks who are known for their struggles on defense. Will Wentz continue his woes this season by throwing an interception or two or will he be able to pounce on the Seahawks defense and expose them?
Key Eagles defensive player
The Seahawks possess two top-tier wide receivers in D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett. This causes nightmares for opposing defenses and their secondary’s but specifically, their cornerbacks.
The Eagles have a good cornerback in Darius Slay Jr. Which of the Seahawks wide receivers will he cover? Metcalf or Lockett?
If he decides to focus his attention on Lockett, this would open the field for Metcalf to run around the field with his superhuman speed and potentially get a ton of yards.
If he decides he’s better off covering Metcalf, this would leave weaker coverage for Lockett who has put up big games this season when he isn’t covered by a strong defensive player.
So far this season in 10 games, Slay has 38 tackles (35 solo) with no interceptions and four passes defended.