Seattle Seahawks at Philadelphia Eagles Matchup Preview 11/24/19: Analysis, Depth Charts, Daily Fantasy
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Both the (9-2) Seahawks and the (5-5) Eagles sit one game behind their divisional leaders. This would be a huge win for each team. The Seahawks have been the more dominant team and are coming off a big win against the 49ers in their last game. They have had a bye week to rest up and prepare for this game in which they could end the week tied for first place with the tie breaker as the 49ers have a tough game against the Packers this week. The Eagles have struggled recently. They lost their last game against the Patriots which isn’t the worst thing, but this would be a big game to get back on track. This will be a big game for both birds. For odds movement and full matchup history, visit the Seattle Seahawks at Philadelphia Eagles matchup page.
Date: Sunday, November 24, 2019
Time: 1:00pm ET
Location: Lincoln Financial Field – Philadelphia, PA
Seattle Seahawks: WR Tyler Lockett (Q), TE Luke Willson (D), TE Ed Dickson (IR)
Philadelphia Eagles: OT Lane Johnson (Q), WR Alshon Jeffery (Q), RB Jordan Howard (Q), LB Nigel Bradham (Q)
Seattle Seahawks Analysis
The Seahawks had a huge win against the 49ers two weeks ago. The win pushed them into a one game spread of first place in the NFC West. Russell Wilson came up clutch in the end with the help of a missed field goal by the 49ers. Wilson threw for 232 yards and a touchdown against the toughest pass defense in the league. He didn’t just get it done through the air though. He managed to extend plays with his legs and ran 6 times for 53 yards. His ability to make things happen will come in handy against the Eagles and could be the reason for why they pull through this week.
To beat the Eagles, Russell Wilson will need to make things happen through the air. The Eagles are one of the best run defenses in the league with just 86 yards per game on the ground. Chris Carson will still get plenty of touches because the Seahawks are still a run first kind of team. If Tyler Lockett is able to play, that will help a ton. He has been the endzone hawk for the Seahawks and will likely be able to add to his total if he can play as the Eagles have let up 17 receiving touchdowns this season.
Seattle Seahawks Depth Chart
Philadelphia Eagles Analysis
The Eagles struggled against the Patriots last week on offense. The Patriots have dominated opposing offenses all year, but they did not look very good. Carson Wentz completed just 50% of his passes (20/40) and threw for 214 yards. On the ground, Miles Sanders ran the ball 11 times for 38 yards. Part of the struggle might have come from Jordan Howard on the sidelines. Howard has been the leading rusher with Sanders being more active in the receiving game out of the backfield. Without Howard, they had to stray away from their normal gameplan and have Sanders more active in the run game rather than on passing downs.
To beat the Seahawks this week, they should focus more on their passing game. The Seahawks are far more susceptible to letting bigger passing play up. Running backs have been fairly successful in the receiving game against the Seahawks so Miles Sanders could play a major role this week. The possible return of Alshon Jeffery would be big for them so that they don’t need to rely as much on Zach Ertz to do everything.
Philadelphia Eagles Depth Chart
Daily Fantasy: Ertz Hurts
Zach Ertz was busy last week against the Patriots with 9 receptions for 94 yards. This was partly to do with Alshon Jeffery sitting out. He is likely to return for this game which should make Ertz more open. He still constantly brings double teams from every team they play, but the Seahawks’ pass coverage has been relatively weak. Against tight ends, they have averaged 61.5 yards per game as well as giving up four touchdowns. Ertz is the top target on the team and is likely to dominate the Seahawks defense this week.