Monday, November 30th, 8:15 p.m. EST (Week 12)
By now, all Eagles fans have the same feeling as it relates to Russell Wilson. Sure, they respect him, but they’re sick and tired of watching this man line up and beat their team over and over again.
The Seattle Seahawks have never lost to the Philadelphia Eagles with Wilson under center, but there is hope for that to happen in 2020, sort of.
Of those five previous losses, the last two proved to be the Eagles’ best chance at success. Both contests occurred last season, one in the regular season and one in the playoffs, and they were full of opportunities that would have shifted the momentum in Philly’s favor (though the “Birds” were unable to seize any of those opportunities). Both games also resulted in 17-9 losses.
The Eagles’ defense played well enough to help their team win both contests, but the offense let them down. If the Eagles “D” can hold serve again in 2020, and Carson Wentz and company can manufacture two to three touchdowns on offense, Philly might be in business.
There are quite a few pundits who would probably state that the Niners are the favorites to win the NFC West, but Seattle will be a factor all year and should contend for a playoff spot. This one figures to play a big role in the playoff hopes for both teams as will Philly’s Week 4 contest, but depending on how things break early and how healthy the Eagles are later in the middle of the season, they may find themselves in need of an in-conference win.
Oh, and by the way, this one also kickstarts what might be Philly’s toughest three-game stretch of the season. This game is one that will be circled by everyone.