Eagles toughest challenge in NFC West lies in Seahawks, not the 49ers
Lumen Field is one of the toughest places to play in the National Football League.
It doesn’t matter if the Seahawks are 6-0 or 0-6. Any opposing team that visits the Pacific Northwest to play the Seattle Seahawks at Lumen Field is in for a long afternoon or evening. It’s almost as if the visitors are under attack.
The home crowd is referred to as the 12th Man for a reason. Game after game and year after year, Seattle’s home contingent is believed to be among the loudest in pro football. Some have already given them that title and believe that their venue is the game’s loudest outdoor stadium.
The 12th Man is proud of that, and they should be. It has helped orchestrate a lot of wins.
Since 2002, the Hawks own a 114-55 regular-season record in front of their hometown faithful. They have won ten of their 12 home playoff appearances.
Playing this one in hostile territory adds another level of pressure for the Eagles. If the game was in the City of Brotherly Love, Philadelphia would own an advantage by forcing the opposing team to fly across the country and play a game that doesn’t necessarily agree with their internal clock. It’s Philly that has to do the traveling here though.
Discussions of a losing streak, rosters, and great coaches be damned. This might be the largest obstacle for Philly to overcome.