Philadelphia Eagles Wild Card: Killing 3 myths about Seattle
By Hunter Doyle
3. The Seahawks have the Eagles number.
In recent years, it’s been tough for ‘the Birds’ versus Seattle. The Eagles have a five-game losing streak in the series and have not won since 2008. Pete Carroll has had their number. It’s been especially difficult for the Eagles versus Russell Wilson. He’s 4-0 against the Eagles in his career. Despite that, there is still reason for hope. In the four games against Wilson, the Eagles have not exactly been in the most favorable situations.
In 2014, with Foles hurt, Mark Sanchez had to start against the vaunted ‘Legion of Boom’ and completed just 10 of 20 pass attempts for 96 yards. Chip Kelly‘s no-huddle offense gave the Eagles defense no rest, but they still sacked Wilson twice and held him to a 59-percent completion percentage in a 24-14 loss.
ln Wentz’s rookie year, the Eagles traveled to Seattle with the likes of Dorial Green-Beckham and a rookie running back, Wendell Smallwood, as their starting running back after Ryan Mathews went down early with an injury. There wasn’t much talent in what ended up being a rebuilding season. The game was still close until the defense got fooled by a trick play, Doug Baldwin‘s touchdown pass to Wilson. Philly dropped this one by a score of 26-15.