Philadelphia Eagles versus Seattle: 10 Seahawks to watch

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Here’s who you need to watch when the Philadelphia Eagles are on offense.

Seattle’s defense has endured its fair share of criticism all season. Make no mistake about it. They have playmakers everywhere. Philly would be wise not to get loose with the football or this unit will capitalize. If that happens, this game will get out of hand in a hurry.

1. Bobby Wagner, linebacker

Bobby Wagner is a stud and, as you might imagine, Seattle’s leader in total tackles. Anybody carrying the ball in his vicinity may want to keep their heads on a swivel.

2. Poona Ford, nose tackle

The Philadelphia Eagles have had their issues with running the ball consistently all season. Good luck trying to push the 310-pound Poona Ford around with that banged-up Eagles offensive line. On the season, he has 22 total tackles and a sack while playing more than 50 percent of the defensive snaps in every game but Seattle’s first (where he played 49 percent of the snaps).

He can also eat up blocks and give his teammates opportunities to make plays. Nose tackle isn’t generally a glory position, but it’s one that could give Philly some issues