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6 Things To Know About The Seahawks' Week 15 Opponent, The Philadelphia Eagles

Six things to know about the Philadelphia Eagles, who come to town this week to face the Seahawks on Monday Night Football.


The Seahawks look to snap a four-game skid in Week 15 against the Philadelphia Eagles, who are on a two-game losing streak of their own. With Seattle looking to strengthen their playoff chances, here are six things to know about the Seahawks' Week 15 opponent ahead of Monday's meeting.

Eagles Defense: Looking To Get Back On Track

The 10-3 Eagles come into Monday's matchup with consecutive losses to the San Francisco 49ers and Dallas Cowboys. Philadelphia has been outscored 75-32 in their last two, while allowing 36.3 points per game defensively over their last three. The Seahawks defense ranks No. 27 in points per game allowed (24.5), while the Eagles defense comes in a position lower at No. 28 (24.7). Seattle's offense is tied for 17th in points per game (21.5), and finding ways to put up points against a struggling Philadelphia defense will be key to the Seahawks' success.

D'Andre Swift: Hometown Hero

The Philadelphia Eagles come into Week 15 averaging 124.5 yards per carry on the ground, led by Georgia alum D'Andre Swift. In April, the Eagles acquired the 2020 second-round selection via trade with the Detroit Lions. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Swift starred at St. Joseph's Preparatory School before heading south to Georgia for college. Now, after three seasons in Detroit, Swift has set career-highs in carries (178) and rushing yards (822) along with four touchdowns. In addition to averaging 4.6 yards-per-carry, Swift is just as dangerous as a receiving threat (36 receptions). Slowing down a key weapon in the Eagles' offense can help Seattle fare well in Monday's contest.

A.J. Brown: Primary Weapon

Eagles fifth-year wideout A.J. Brown has already recorded the fourth 1,000-yard season of his career through 13 games this season. On the year, the Ole Miss alum has 90 receptions for 1,258 yards and seven touchdowns, and he enters Monday's contest with seven 100-yard games, while serving as one of the league's most-targeted options. Brown is currently tied for sixth league-wide in targets with 131. In his last three contests, Brown has been targeted 35 times, with 13 in each of his last two games. Finding a way to neutralize one of the league's biggest rising stars will be a priority for Seattle on Monday.

Darius Slay vs DK Metcalf

Eleventh-year cornerback Darius Slay continues to be one of the league's most-disruptive defenders, tying for fourth league-wide in passes defensed with 15. In addition to those pass breakups, Slay has 57 tackles and two interceptions, including a pick-six.

Slay will matchup with Seahawks wideout DK Metcalf for the second time his career on Monday, in a matchup to watch. In 2020, Metcalf recorded 10 receptions for 177 yards against Slay and the Eagles in a 23-17 win. The rematch between the pair could be a big factor in the outcome of the contest.

Haason Reddick: Bringing the Pressure

Eagles linebacker Haason Reddick continues to blossom in Year 7, recording his fourth-consecutive double-digit sack season (11). In Week 14's 33-13 loss to the Dallas Cowboys, Reddick recorded his third multi-sack game of the 2023 season. The Temple alum has recorded 5.5 sacks in his last six games. Seattle's offensive line will be tasked with keeping another dominant NFC pass rusher in check during Monday's contest.

Jalen Carter: Rookie Sensation

Eagles rookie defensive tackle Jalen Carter has become a force for Philadelphia's interior defense in Year 1. The Georgia alum has 27 tackles, six tackles for loss, seven quarterback hits, 4.0 sacks, two forced fumbles and a recovery for a touchdown. Coming into Week 15, Carter ranks fourth-overall in rookie grading per Pro Football Focus (83.8), establishing himself through 12 games played as a pass rush threat and run stuffer, making himself a candidate for Defensive Rookie of the Year honors along with Seahawks cornerback Devon Witherspoon. Seattle's interior offensive line will look to prevent Carter from being a disruption in the middle.

The Seahawks and Eagles face off on Monday, Dec. 18, 2023. Kickoff is set for 5:15 p.m. PT. Take a look back through history at the Seahawks' matchups against the Eagles.

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