The Seahawks will be dealing with some rain against the Eagles.
Philadelphia has had pretty bad weather on Monday, including a tornado watch, but the rain is supposed to subside before kickoff between the Seahawks and Eagles at 5:15 pm PT. However, there has been so much rain in the last day that conditions might not be great for Russell Wilson and Seattle.
The issue is that, for whatever reason, Wilson has struggled recently when footballs have been wet. Wilson has large hands by NFL quarterback standards (or human being standards for that matter) but that has not translated into him taking care of the ball. Wilson has some of his worst games in rainy weather.
At least the temperature is excepted to be a balmy 61 degrees at game time so the Seahawks will not be worried about freezing cold and rain, just rain. If the rain does cease for the most part, conditions for a late November game in Philadelphia are about the best anyone can ask.
The other issue with a wet field, of course, is players slipping. Seattle will get back Chris Carson for week 12 and Carlos Hyde played well in week 11 upon his return but both backs are one-cut runners. If Carson gets the ball, goes toward the line, sees an opening and cuts and slips then that’s bad. This could happen a few times on Monday.
Eagles have the same issue
Of course, the Eagles have to deal with the same issue and will likely rely on their running game to move the ball on offense too. Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz is having a terrible year but at least has a couple of solid running backs to hand off to.
The Seahawks need to win on Monday to move back into first place in the NFC West. Philadelphia needs a win to keep acting like the semblance of an NFL football team. Let’s hope the weather is not a factor and the better team, the Seahawks, wins.