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2019 Week 12: Seahawks at Eagles Picks & Predictions

National media make their picks for Sunday’s game between the Seattle Seahawks and the Philadelphia Eagles


Brady Henderson,**: Seahawks 27, Eagles 21

Bold prediction: The Seahawks will sack Wentz four times. That qualifies as bold for a pass rush that was a major disappointment until it got to Jimmy Garoppolo five times two weeks ago. The Seahawks are coming off a bye and finally have something close to the pass rush they envisioned with Quinton Jefferson healthy, Jarran Reed rounding into form and Clowney continuing to dominate.

Tim McManus,**: Seahawks 28, Eagles 20

Stat to know: Seahawks running back Chris Carson has recorded a rushing touchdown in each of his past three road games. The only Seattle players to do so in four consecutive road games over the past 15 seasons are Shaun Alexander (seven straight in 2005) and Marshawn Lynch (four straight in 2011).

Tadd Haislop,**: Eagles 28, Seahawks 20

The Seahawks are healthy and coming off a bye. The Eagles are neither healthy nor coming off a bye. The Seahawks have an MVP candidate at quarterback. The Eagles, though Carson Wentz remains legit, do not. Despite Seattle's advantages, this feels like a game it will lose. Part of the reason is the long road trip and an early Sunday afternoon kickoff time on the east coast. Also, Philadelphia still has a top-10 defense. The Eagles opened as two-point home favorites, so this is an upset that technically isn't an upset.

Cody Benjamin,**: Eagles 27, Seahawks 24

The brain says pick the Seahawks. They've got an MVP candidate at QB, they can run the ball, and the Eagles are just flat-out mediocre. The gut, however, says Doug Pederson's bunch strikes when you least expect them to. Plus, Seattle's "D" is suspect.

Gregg Rosenthal,**: Seattle Seahawks 27, Philadelphia Eagles 24

The toughest game to pick this week is Part II of Russell Wilson's brutal closing argument to win his first MVP. He's in the midst of four straight games against top-eight defenses (per Football Outsiders measurements) and must close the regular season with a rematch against the 49ers. The Eagles' recent improvements on defense have coincided with the offense further retreating into its shell, reduced to relying on Jordan Matthews like it's 2015. While I want to see the status of Eagles right tackle Lane Johnson and Seahawks wideout Tyler Lockett, I'm always inclined to pick the better offense in a coin-flip game. Carson Wentz is still searching for that signature drive this season, while Wilson pulls one off nearly every week.

Michael David Smith,**: Seahawks 27, Eagles 21

MDS: Traveling across the country for an early game won't be easy for the Seahawks, but I see Russell Wilson having a big game as Seattle earns an important win in the NFC playoff race..

Michael Florio,**: Eagles 27, Seahawks 24

Florio's take: Backs-Against-The-Wall Eagles are the best Eagles.

Pete Prisco,**: Eagles 23, Seahawks 20

The Eagles will be playing for their season here, but injuries have crippled this team. The Seahawks are coming off a bye and Russell Wilson is in the MVP conversation. But something says the Eagles will rally here to save their season.

Kristopher Knox, Seattle Seahawks 30, Philadelphia Eagles 24

More Picks From Around The Web

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Six of seven writers at USA Today pick the Seahawks coming out on top on Sunday.

Seven of eight experts at chose the Seahawks as victors this Sunday.

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