Monday Night Football: Seahawks vs Eagles Preview
Russell Wilson has not lost to Philadelphia throughout his entire career in the NFL. Seattle’s offense ranks 4th in total offense, averaging over 400 yards per game. They are second in points scoring 31.8 points per game.
Monday Night Football should be fun.
The Philadelphia Eagles enter Monday in absolute shambles. This is a team that looks totally lost offensively and has dropped two straight games. The birds currently sit in second place in the NFC East at 3-6-1.
To say this team needs a big win would be an understatement.
In order to win on Monday night, the Eagles will need to focus all of their attention on Russell Wilson. No one in the NFL can stop Wilson, but you can certainly contain him by keeping him inside of the pocket.
Russell Wilson has thrown seven interceptions during the Seahawks three losses this season. The Eagles defense needs to force turnovers and keep Wilson contained and uncomfortable inside the pocket.
There are some holes in the Seattle defense. Seattle allows over 430 yards per game. Their pass defense is atrocious. On the other side of the ball, the Eagles passing game is in shambles. Carson Wentz has struggled to get in any type of rhythm and the play calling from Doug Pederson hasn’t helped him in the slightest.
The Eagles need to find a way to protect Carson Wentz and give him time in and out of the pocket to make plays in the passing game for the Eagles offense. Travis Fulgham desperately needs to forget the past two games and get back to the Fulgham that was a top WR in the NFL for four plus weeks of this NFL season. Doug needs to find a way to get Jalen Reagor involved and the ball in his hands as much as possible.
The Eagles also need to feed Miles Sanders the ball. Sanders is second in yards per carry behind Nick Chubb. Pederson and the Eagles offense need to commit to the run to help open up the passing game. Seattle does have the 4th best run defense in the NFL but establishing the run should help get the passing game in sync.
- Keep Russell Wilson contained and uncomfortable.
- Commit to the run.
- Give Carson Wentz time to throw the ball.
If the Eagles can handle those three keys to the game, we can steal one at home from Seattle.
Mandatory Credit: USA Today