Who is picking who to win on Monday Night Football?
So while we can look more closely at the current NFC playoff standings, there really isn't a huge point right now. So many teams came into Week 15 at 6-7 that it will still take at least two weeks for the postseason picture to become clearer. What 12s know, though, is that Seattle needs to win almost all of its games - if not all - to make the postseason. Plus, while 6-7 looks bad now, wouldn't 10-7 look so much better? One can hope.
A lot of what happens on Monday Night Football might depend on whether the Philadelphia Eagles have quarterback Jalen Hurts available. He came down with an illness in practice late last week and he was downgraded to questionable on Sunday. He is so sick he is having to travel separately from the rest of the team to Seattle.
Even with Hurts, however, the Seahawks should come out as a focused and motivated team at home. No matter which player between Drew Lock or Geno Smith play, Seattle should be able to generate some explosive plays. I think Seattle steals the game 21-20, though the Eagles will dominate time of possession and the game will not be mostly a beautiful watch for 12s...until the end. These are some national picks for Monday Night Football.
Ali Bhanpuri, NFL.com: Eagles 24 Seattle 21
Tom Blair, NFL.com: Eagles 27 Seattle 21
Brooke Cersosimo, NFL.com: Eagles 24 Seattle 21
Gennaro Filice, NFL.com: Eagles 27 Seattle 21
Dan Parr, NFL.com: Eagles 27 Seattle 24
CBS Sports: Three of six experts actually pick the Seahawks
ESPN: Every expert picks the Eagles except for Jeremy Fowler who chose the Seahawks