December 03, 2017

Live updates/open thread: Eagles vs. Seahawks, Week 13

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Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz in action against the Seattle Seahawks in the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, in Seattle.

When the season began, would anyone have foreseen the Philadelphia Eagles being nearly touchdown favorites over a Seattle Seahawks team that is 7-4? Well, that's where we are heading into Week 13.

As we noted in our five matchups to watch, the Seahawks have been in the top 10 both in run defense and pass defense every year since 2012. They have also won at least one playoff game every year during that span, and are 8-4 in the playoffs overall. This is highly accomplished, highly experienced team that will be a major challenge for an Eagles team trying to leave no doubt that it is the class of the NFC.

The Eagles have lost some key players for the season, in Jason Peters, Jordan Hicks, and Darren Sproles, but their injury report lists just one player this week. The Seahawks, on the other hand, have been devastated by injuries, as they have lost more than their share of players to injured reserve, and list 10 players on their injury report. You can find the full Eagles-Seahawks injury report with analysis here.

The Eagles are favored by 5.5 points in this matchup. You can find a roundup of local, national, and Seattle-based picks for this game here.

Feel free to discuss the game below.