Eagles toughest challenge in NFC West lies in Seahawks, not the 49ers
The Eagles haven’t beaten the Seahawks since the Andy Reid coaching era.
Sports fans can, at times be a tad superstitious. Anyone who doubts the validity of that phrase need only hang out at a baseball game and watch how people begin behaving when there’s a chance at the starting pitcher throwing a no-hitter.
While phrases like ‘snake-bitten franchise’, ‘curse’, and ‘jinx’ can, at times, be overused, it’s hard to deny there’s a dark cloud hanging over the Eagles whenever they play a game versus the Seattle Seahawks.
Philly hasn’t figured out the Seahawks puzzle since Andy Reid was pacing the sidelines. Their most recent win in the series came on November 2nd of 2008. Seattle owns the all-time series by a 12-7 margin. They have taken nine of the last ten meetings. That includes each of the last seven.
Sure, the only people on the current roster who can speak to previous meetings are Jason Kelce, Fletcher Cox, Brandon Graham, and Lane Johnson. None of those games that have already occurred will have any bearing on the one that approaches, but you can best believe that Philly is aware of the seven-game skid and looking to finally hang an ‘L’ on Seattle this season. You can best believe that it won’t be easy.