3. Miles Sanders carries the ball 20 times for the Philadelphia Eagles offense.
Again, stop laughing. Doug Pederson has probably had the ‘control the time of possession’ discussion with his team all week (at least we hope so). Sure, he gets away from the run much too often. Sure, Miles Sanders has only carried the ball 20 times once in his career, but tonight’s the night doggone it!
What’s that saying? Oh yes!. ‘If you want to win, let Boobie spin’! Sanders continues to etch himself further into the hearts of Birds fans in Week 12.
4. Carson Wentz throws two touchdown passes for the Philadelphia Eagles.
Everyone airs it out against the Seattle Seahawks. They’ve gotten better at getting to the quarterback as of late, but they can be had in the passing game.
Asking Carson Wentz for two touchdown passes is almost like giving him the night off. He should be good for about three. If he can’t move the ball versus the Hawks and earn at least two touchdown passes versus one of the NFL’s most susceptible secondaries, the cries for Jalen Hurts will reach a fever pitch.
5. The Philadelphia Eagles finally pull off the upset over Carroll and Wilson.
You’ve heard the stats enough, but they bear repeating. The Philadelphia Eagles have dropped six straight games, eight of the last nine games, and in ten of the last 13 games to the Seattle Seahawks. This franchise has never beaten Pete Carroll or Russell Wilson in their time there. Tonight’s the night doggone it!
Who knows how they’ll do it. Who knows how many times they’ll make you want to throw something at your own television (or how many times Doug Pederson will go for two). All you need to know is Philly will score the upset and take back first place in the NFC East (at least we all hope so). Final score: Birds 27, Hawks 24