Editor’s Note: I’m usually on the same page with my esteemed colleague Steve Fini, but we’re on different sides of the map tonight.
Steve Fini: Even if the Eagles are as bad as they look, they’re still not as bad as the Seahawks. For one, Seattle can’t throw the football. Quarterback Tavaris Jackson is hardly backup quality in this league. And their defense isn’t particularly good either. They might run the ball with Marshawn Lynch to chew some clock, but really this game shouldn’t be close. If Vince Young can throw against the Giants and Patriots, he can do it against the Seahawks, even if LeSean McCoy is a bit banged up. The Eagles’ defense should get after Jackson and the offense should explode against Seattle’s secondary. Eagles win tonight and look good doing it, 28-10.
Bob Wankel: Okay, the Eagles might be more talented than the Seahawks, but what does that really mean at this point? The Eagles have been more talented than several of the teams they’ve played this season and that’s earned them a turdtastic 4-7 record. A cross-country flight on a short week with nothing to play for against a young and hungry team looking to make a statement in front of a national audience doesn’t sound like a good mix for the Eagles. This game comes down to how much balls, if any, the Eagles have. Do they want Andy Reid to coach this team moving forward? Does Andy Reid want to coach this team moving forward? Seattle is 6-2-1 ATS in their last nine games and has a distinct home field advantage. Sorry, I just don’t see it. The nightmare continues. Seahawks 20, Eagles 17.