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In-Depth Prediction, Preview, and Odds

Seahawks vs. Eagles Prediction

Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 1:00pm EST
Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia

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Last Updated: Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 7:58am EST

Introduction

National Football League action on Sunday afternoon and the NFC West will square off with the NFC East as the Seattle Seahawks rumble with the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA. These teams last met back in 2017 and the Seahawks won that game at home by a score of 24-10.

The Seahawks enter this game at 8-2 on the year while the Eagles are at 5-5 on the season.

Seattle Seahawks Review

The Los Angeles Rams took the NFC West Last year and they were supposed to take it again this year but the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers have had other plans. The Seahawks have come out strong this year to post an 8-2 record and that puts them one game behind the Niners for first place in the division. The Seahawks are off a bye week and prior to the bye, they handed the Niners their only loss of the year so far. It was a 27-24 win in OT, which has been one of the best games of the year so far. 

The Seahawks have now won their last three games in a row and they have scored at least 27 points in all three games. Russell Wilson has had a strong season in leading the Seahawks to the 7th ranked scoring offense in the league as they have averaged 27.5 ppg. Wilson has thrown for 2737 yards with 23 TDs and just two INTs. His passer rating of 114.9 ranks as tops in the league. The Seahawks are also a perfect 5-0 on the road for the year so far. Can Seattle stay perfect on the road? Can Wilson continue his march towards League MVP? We shall see.

Philadelphia Eagles Review

The Philadelphia Eagles come into this game at 5-5 on the year and a game behind the Dallas Cowboys for first place in the NFC East. They had a two-game winning streak going prior to their bye week but the Eagles could not keep the momentum going as they fell last week to the Patriots by a score of 17-10. The defense played well in the game, but the offense just couldn’t crack the league’s top defensive unit. The Eagles had 255 yards of total offense, were sacked five times for 40 yards had just 81 yards rushing and lost a costly fumble in the game. 

It was an ugly offensive performance but in fairness, we must note that Philly was missing WRs Alshon Jeffrey and DeSean Jackson, plus Darren Sproles and leading rusher Jordan Howard. That is a lot of Missing offense, and you all of the bullets in your gun when facing the Patriots. The defense played well as Tom Brady missed 21 pass attempts and the Pats as a team had just 298 total yards. New England’s lone passing touchdown came from WR Julian Edleman. Still, it all comes back to the offense. Can the Eagles get enough of their walking wounded back to have a good showing against the Seahawks? Can their defense continue to play well and slow down one of the best QBs in the league? You’ll have to check back to find out.

The Running Game

Seattle Seahawks Running Offense
vs. Philadelphia Eagles Running Defense

Seattle Seahawks Running Offense

The Seahawks used to have a strong ground attack and then it went away for a couple of years. Well, it is back this year and having a strong ground game has made Russell Wilson all the more effective this year. The Seahawks enter this game ranked 6th in the league in rushing at 133.2 ypg, which includes putting up 147.7 ypg on the ground over their last three games and 146.8 ypg on the ground on the road. The ground game will be tested against a very good Philadelphia run defense. 

Leading the team in rushing this year has been Chris Carson, who has 853 yards and four TDs, while 2nd is Russell Wilson with 256 yards and three TDs. Rashaad Penny is 3rd with 167 yards and a TD. The Seattle ground game makes the passing game work very well and if it gets going in this one then Wilson could have a big game against a weak Philadelphia secondary. 

Philadelphia Eagles Run Defense

The Eagles have had a strong rush defense this year as they enter this game at 4th in the league in yards allowed per game at 86.0. They have been even better of late as the Eagles have allowed just 78.0 ypg over their last three games. They will be severely tested by a Seattle ground game that has churned out 147.7 ypg on the ground over their last three games. If the Eagles can stop the run, then they will put their beleaguered secondary in jeopardy.

Philly has allowed just 63.4 ypg on the ground here at home and on just 3.2 yards per attempt. Philly has a solid defensive line and it will be an interesting battle against a very solid Seattle offensive line. Philadelphia must stop the run in this one or they will be in trouble.  

Stats

Seattle’s Rushing Stats

  • 5th in rushing attempts per game (30.7)
  • 6th in rushing yards per game (133.2)
  • 14th in yards per attempt (4.3)
  • 7th in rushing first downs per game (7.3)

Philadelphia’s Run Defense Stats

  • 7th in run plays per game against (22.8)
  • 4th in rushing yards allowed per game (86.0)
  • 5th in opposing yards per attempt (3.7)
  • 6th in rushing first downs per game against (4.8)

Who has the Edge?

I will give this category a push. The Seahawks have been very strong at running the ball this year as they are 6th in the league in that category. They have averaged a solid 147.7 ypg on the ground over their last three games and 146,8 ypg on the road. They will not have an easy time of it against an Eagles team that is 4th in yards allowed on the ground at 86.0 ypg. We also note that they have allowed just 63.4ypg on the ground at home. The stats even themselves out in this one and that has me making this category a push.  

Advantage: Push

Philadelphia Eagles Running Offense
vs. Seattle Seahawks Running Defense

Philadelphia Eagles Running Offense

The Eagles have had a solid ground game this year as they enter the contest ranked 11th in the league, putting up 127.7 yards per game on the ground. They have been a bit better of late, averaging a solid 148.3 ypg on the ground over their last three games, but a bit worse at home where they have averaged just 112.2 ypg so far. They will run the ball a lot and they need to as it will take the pressure off their passing game which has been very inconsistent this year. 

Jordan Howard came over from Chicago in the offseason and he has played well in leading the team in rushing with 525 yards and six TDs. He will be looked upon to lead them in this one but it will not be easy as the Seahawks have been very tough against the run of late. Rookie Miles Sanders has been prominent in the passing game, but he is also 2nd on the team in rushing with 374 yards and a TD. The ground game will be their key to success today   

Seattle Seahawks Run Defense

The Seahawks have been just above average in stopping the run this year overall, but they have been far better of late. The Seahawks have allowed just 85 yards per game on the ground over their last three games. We may have to temper that a bit as they have been run on just 23.3 times per game compared to being thrown on 47.3 times per game over that stretch. Still, last week, they did hold a very good San Francisco ground game to just 87 yards and that was a game that went to OT. 

Seattle is 12th in the league against the run overall, but they are 22nd in yards per attempt at 4.5. The Eagles have been hot when it comes to running the ball of late and they will look for more run/pass balance against this defense than the Seahawks have seen of late. If the Eagles can achieve that, then the Seattle run defense could take a hit.   

  

Stats

Philadelphia’s Rushing Stats

  • 6th in rushing attempts per game (29.1)
  • 11th in rushing yards per game (122.7)
  • 19th in yards per attempt (4.2)
  • 10th in rushing first downs per game (6.5)

Seattle’s Run Defense Stats

  • 5th in run plays per game against (22.3)
  • 12th in rushing yards allowed per game (101.1)
  • 22nd in opposing yards per attempt (4.5)
  • 8th in rushing first downs per game against (5.0)

Who has the Edge?

I give the edge to no one in this one. LOL. The Eagles have been hot in running the ball of late but the Seahawks have been very stout against the run in their last three games. Yes, the Seahawks have faced two passing teams in Atlanta and Tampa Bay in their last three games but they also held a solid San Francisco ground game to just 87 yards last week and in a game that went to OT. Philly has also ben a bit worse when running the ball at home than on the road. I have looked this section over back and forth and just can’t find an edge for either team.  

Advantage: Push

The Passing Game

Seattle Seahawks Passing Offense
vs. Philadelphia Eagles Passing Defense

Seattle Seahawks Passing Offense

Thanks to their strong ground game, the Seattle passing game has taken off as they enter this game rank 10th in the league in passing at 255.9 ypg. Russell Wilson has never won the MVP of the league but he is in the Mix this year. Wilson has thrown for 2737 yards with 23 TDs and just two INTs while posting a 114.9 passer rating, which leads the league. He will now take aim at a Philadelphia defense that has had its struggles against the pass this year. 

Tyler Lockett has been his favorite target this year as he has caught 62 passes for 793 yards and six TDs. Rookie DK Metcalf has emerged as a big-play threat as he has caught 35 passes for 595 yards and five TD. He has caught his passes at 17 yards pr pop. Will Dissly is 3rd with 263rd and Jaron Brown is 4th with 205. Wilson has plenty of weapons to work with and that does make it tough on opposing defenses.  

Philadelphia Eagles Passing Defense

The Philadelphia Eagles have struggled against the pass at times this year. They have been a bit better of late, but still, they are 17th in the league against the pass. The defense had a solid game last week as they held Brady and company to just 224 yards passing while completing just 27 of their 48 passes. The Eagles have now allowed just 160.3 yards per game through the air over their last three games 

We do note that before the New England game, Philadelphia played Chicago and buffalo, who are not very good passing teams. This will be a big test for their pass defense, especially if Seattle can get their ground game cranked up. Nathan Gerry leads the team in INTs with two while Brandon Graham leads them in sacks with six and Ronald Darby leads them in passes defended with eight. Philadephia will need their pass defense to play as it has in the last three weeks or it could be a long game for them.   

Stats

Seattle’s Passing Stats

  • 23rd in pass attempts per game (32.7)
  • 10th in passing yards per game (255.9)
  • 7th in completion percentage (68.50)
  • 4th in yards per pass attempt (7.8)
  • 7th in yards per pass completion (11.4)
  • 1st in passer rating (114.9)

Philadelphia’s Pass Defense Stats

  • 20th in pass attempts against per game (35.7)
  • 17th in passing yards per game allowed (237.5)
  • 6th in completion percentage allowed (61.62)
  • 16th in yards per pass attempt (6.7)
  • 19th in yards per pass completion (10.8)
  • 18th in sacks per game (2.5)
  • 14th in passer rating allowed (89.6)

Who has the Edge?

I give the Seahawks the edge in this category. They have a strong ground game that will only help fuel their passing game. I know that the Eagles have been tough against the pass of lat, but two of the passing games they have faced recently have not been all that good. They did hold Tom Brady in check last week but that passing game has not been nearly as effective as in year’s past. Russell Wilson is on fire at the moment and he has the best passer rating in the league. He has thrown 23 TDs to just two INTs and should have no problems having a big game against a Philadelphia secondary that has played over its head of late.

Advantage: Seattle Seahawks

Philadelphia Eagles Passing Offense
vs. Seattle Seahawks Passing Defense

Philadelphia Eagles Passing Offense

The Eagles have relied on the run more than the pass to move the ball this year and they enter this game ranked 24th in the league in passing. They are also 25th in completion percentage and 24th in yards per attempt. This is not a great passing game and injuries have hampered them at times this year. Alshon Jeffrey (353 yards) missed last week’s loss to the Patriots, but he is listed as Probable for this one. Desean Jackson is out and they will also be without Darren Sproles for the rest of the year, who has always been an important weapon coming out of the backfield. 

Nelson Agholor (322 yards) is questionable for this one. TE Zach Ertz has been steady all season and has been Wentz’s favorite target. He has 55 catches for 621 yards to lead the team in both categories. Carson Wentz has been average at best this year as he has thrown for 2274 yards with 16 TDs and four INTs. he has a passer rating of 91.4, which ranks as 18th in the league. Getting their ground game going will be key here as it will take the pressure off of Wentz and his beat-up WR corps.   

Seattle Seahawks Passing Defense

The Seahawks have not been that good against the pass this year and it has been far worse of late. Seattle enters this game at 28th in the league in yards per game allowed through the air but in their last three games, they have allowed 325 ypg passing. We do note that they have faced Tampa Bay and Atlanta in two of their last three games and those are teams that throw the ball a ton. The Seahawks have faced 47.3 pass attempts per game over the last three weeks The Eagles will not throw it nearly that much in this game.

Seattle has allowed 258.2 ypg through the air on the road, but they have faced 40.1 passes per game, compared to just 21.4 rushes per game in those games. Tedric Thompson leads the team in INTs with two, while Jadeveon Clowney and Mychal Kendricks each have three sacks to lead the team. That has been a big issue for the Seahawks as they have not been able to get pressure on the QB. If they don’t in this game, then Wentz has the ability to pick them apart.    

Stats

Philadelphia’s Passing Stats

  • 16th in pass attempts per game (34.9)
  • 24th in passing yards per game (215.1)
  • 25th in completion percentage (61.03)
  • 24th in yards per pass attempt (6.2)
  • 21st in yards per pass completion (10.1)
  • 19th in passer rating (89.7)

Seattle’s Pass Defense Stats

  • 3st in pass attempts against (39.2)
  • 28th in passing yards per game allowed (271.8)
  • 13th in completion percentage allowed (63.27)
  • 20th in yards per pass attempt (6.9)
  • 22nd in yards per pass completion (11.0)
  • 29th in sacks per game (2.0)
  • 10th in passer rating allowed (86.8)

Who has the Edge?

The Eagles are not a great passing team, but I give them the edge in this one. The Seahawks have struggled against the pass all year and even more so of late as they have allowed 325 yards per game passing over their last three games. They have faced a lot of passes of late and while the Eagles won’t throw it as much as the seahawks have seen of late, they will still throw it. Getting back Alshon Jeffrey will be a big lift to the Eagles in this one. We also note that Seattle is 29th in the league in sacks per game at just 2.0. They have had trouble getting pressure on the QB and that should allow Wentz to have a good game against their struggling secondary.  

Advantage: Philadelphia Eagles

Intangibles

Final Outlook

I am going to side with the Seahawks in this one. I feel that they are playing at another level than the Eagles are at the moment. There is no edge for either team in the running game, but the passing game is a different story. The Eagles do have an edge on the Seahawks when they want to throw the ball, but Seattle has an even bigger edge when they will toss the pigskin around the field. Russell Wilson has had a great season so far and he has the top passer rating in the league. He has a far healthier WR corps and should have a big game against a Philadelphia secondary that has played well above its head of late.

The Eagles have allowed just 160.3 ypg through the air over their last three games but two of the teams they faced over that stretch were against the Bills and Bears. Two teams that have struggled to throw the ball this year. We also must note that Seattle has gone a perfect 5-0 on the road this year and they have won their last three games overall. The Eagles have been an inconsistent team all season long, especially on offense and I will look for that to continue here as the Seahawks remain perfect on the road. 

Trends Are Courtesy Of Covers.com

  • The Seahawks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games after allowing less than 90 yards rushing in their previous game.
  • The Seahawks are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games.
  • The Seahawks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games in Week 12

  • The Eagles are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. NFC.
  • The Eagles are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games in Week 12.
  • The Eagles are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in November

Latest Updates, Injury Reports, and Line Movements

The Seahawks have grabbed 76% of the bets this week, which is rather consistent with the fact that they have gone from +3 down to +1.

Seattle's Injury Report

Doubtful: TE Luke Willson

Out: DE Jadeveon Clowney and DB Neiko Thorpe

Philadelphia's Injury Report

Questionable: WR Alshon Jeffery, RB Jordan Howard, and WR Nelson Agholor

Out: OT Lane Johnson and DB Rudy Ford

Prediction: Seattle +1

Second Opinion on this pick from StatSalt.com

Additional Insiders' Best Bets

Full-game Total Bet

Insiders Status:

Rating:

The Eagles have been an inconsistent offensive team this year, but they are getting Alshon Jeffrey back and Philly will be facing a struggling Seattle pass defense. The Seahawks have allowed 325 yards per game through the air over their last three games and 258.2 yards per game through the air on the road. The Eagles have not been great in passing but they will need to if they hope to stay in this game as the Seahawks will get their fair share of points. 

The Seattle offense comes in averaging 27.5 ppg on the year but they have also allowed 25.4 ppg. They have put up 28.2 ppg on the road so far and the eagles have averaged 23.8 ppg at home. the Eagle defense has played well of late, but they faced a couple of bad offenses in that stretch and a New England offense that has not looked great this year. They will face a Seattle offense that has averaged 31.3 ppg over their last three games. The Seahawks have also allowed 26 ppg over their last three games and that should help a struggling Philly offense get back on track. 

Trends Are Courtesy Of Covers.com   

  • The Over is 5-0 in Seattle’s last 5 games in November.
  • The Over is 6-1 in Seattle’s last 7 games after allowing less than 90 yards rushing in their previous game.
  • The Over is 6-1 in Seattle’s last 7 games following a straight-up win

  • The Over is 13-4 in Philadelphia’s last 17 games after scoring less than 15 points in their previous game.
  • The Over is 9-3 in Philadelphia’s last 12 games in Week 12
  • The Over is 36-17 in Philadelphia’s last 53 games following a straight-up loss

Prediction: Over 48

Full-game Prop Bet

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Rating:

The Eagles will have to throw a lot in this game if they want to keep pace with Seattle. Zach Ertz has been Philadelphia's most reliable receiver all year and I do see him having a big game in this one.

Prediction: Zach Ertz Total Receiving Yards Over 64.5

Half-time Side Bet

Insiders Status:

Rating:

I will look for the Seahawks to come out and have a good first half. They have weapons all over the field and the Eagles do not have a good pass defense. I can see the Seahawks put up at least two TDs in the first half. The Seahawks have averaged 13.7 ppg in the first half this and the Eagles have allowed the same 13.7 ppg in the first half.

Prediction: Seattle Over 11.5 (First Half)

Half-time Total Bet

Insiders Status:

Rating:

I will look for this one to go Over at the break. I already expect the Seahawks to score at least 14 in the first half and I know that we can get at least 10 points out of the Eagles. Take the Over at the break.

Prediction: Over 23 First Half
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Written By David Hess

David has always had a fascination with numbers and sports, so he combined the two to become a handicapper and a writer for us here at Winners & Whiners, along with StatSalt. All the information that David puts in his articles are well-researched and his predictions are well-thought out. He is a big fan of all the major pro sports and the colleges making David a very versatile and a constantly winning handicapper. David has been writing for the past 10 years and has been handicapping for over 20 years. He will help you beat the Man, so be sure and follow along.