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Monday Night Football: The Seahawks and Eagles Take Flight

Lord help us, another NFC East team playing in Primetime, as the Eagles and Seahawks face off on Monday Night!

Carson Wentz by Keith Allison is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Monday Night Football: The Seahawks and Eagles Take Flight

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NFL: Let’s put another NFC East team in a primetime slot!

Seriously, at what point did NFL schedule makers think this would be a good enough division to warrant so many national games? That said this could be a playoff matchup with far from a playoff feel.

Seattle’s Keys to Victory: Get Wilson comfortable early

Seattle has one of the worst defenses in the NFL. What isn’t helping them is when their MVP-caliber quarterback has the yips. The Seahawks are 2-3 in their last 5. Russell Wilson has 7 interceptions in those games. The Eagles don’t have the kind of defense to strike fear in an opponent’s eyes, but the O-line has got to keep them off of Wilson and give him time to complete some passes downfield. This should be an easy W for Seattle even given the cross-country trek, but not if Wilson tosses 2 or more ints. Which, as we’ve seen, he is capable of.

The Eagles Keys to Victory: A strong defense will keep you in the game

Carson Wentz is not gonna go toe-to-toe with Russell Wilson and win. But if the Philadelphia defense can come away with some stops and get off the field. Wentz can do enough to steal a win in this one. But he still has got to be better than his stat line even with some help from his D. Remember the NFC East is literally wide open. At this point in week 12, anyone can win this division. And they will do so with the worst record of any team to ever make the playoffs.

Final Word

Lord help us, another NFC East team playing in Primetime. I can’t see the eagle winning this game. The winner of the NFC East (which could still be the Eagles) will be the team that best survives themselves. The thing to watch for will be if Seattle struggles any against this Eagles team. If they do it could be telling as to their fate in the early rounds of the playoffs. Bet the Seahawks here. -5.5 is a pretty good line.

Final Score:

Seattle Seahawks: 30
Philadelphia Eagles 23

Justin Colombo is a 2017 Broadway Show Softball League All-Star at 3B/SS. He's essentially the Manny Machado of the Kinky Boots team. Justin has been writing about Baseball since he was a little kid. Now that being an actor in NYC has given him a lot of free time, in 2015 he decided to take his passion public and founded Three Up, Three Down as a way to express his love for the game. From there, Three Up, Three Down grew from a hobby to an obsession. After years of growth and one insult from MLB's Historian, Justin launched The Turf, a way to expand into all areas of the sporting world. Follow him on Instagram and Twitter. LET'S. GO. METS.

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