Good morning, 12s. Happy Game Day! Here's a look at what's happening today – Monday, Nov. 30 – for your Seattle Seahawks.
Picks, Predictions For Monday Night Football Matchup With Eagles
Following losses by the Rams and Cardinals on Sunday, the Seahawks (7-3) will look to take sole possession of the NFC West on Monday night against the Eagles (3-6-1) in Philadelphia. Kickoff is set for 5:15 PST on ESPN, with the radio broadcast airing on 710 ESPN Seattle and KIRO Radio 97.3 FM.
Here's a look at what the local and national media are predicting ahead of Monday's critical Week 12 matchup:
After being split on the Seahawks-Cardinals game last week, the Seattle Times sports writers are all riding with the Seahawks in Week 12. Bob Condotta (26-19), Matt Calkins (30-27) , Adam Jude (17-9) and Larry Stone (30-17) all picked the Seahawks, but the former three all predicted a one possession game.
Stone: "The Seahawks haven't had many laughers this year, even against supposedly subpar opponents. But they are primed for a more comfortable win against a Philadelphia team that has been inconsistent all season. Quarterback Carson Wentz leads the struggles, and Seattle's Russell Wilson hopes to reinvigorate his MVP case. But mostly the Seahawks will be looking to continue the defensive improvement from their win over Arizona."
Condotta: "The Seahawks have lost their past three road games, and although the Eagles have won only three games all season, Philadelphia's defense and offensive rushing attack are just good enough to cause Seattle problems if the Seahawks start slow. But Seattle's defense is rounding into form at the right time, and Russell Wilson showed last week rumors of his demise were vastly overstated. There figures to be some nervous moments, but Seattle should come away with the win."
NFL.com writer Gregg Rosenthal is also picking the Seahawks to grab the road win, 30-19:
"The Seahawks' defense has been good enough in three of their last four games, with Carlos Dunlap adding some necessary pass-rush boost. Good enough is all this unit needs to be! In Philadelphia, the 'Hawks face an offense that ends slumps. The Eagles' run-first approach plays to Seattle's strengths, and Carson Wentz -- even with shackles on -- just keeps making mistakes."
CBS Sports’ Pete Prisco is rolling with Seattle as well, expecting a 31-21 victory for the Seahawks over the Eagles:
"This is a long trip for the Seahawks, but they won at Philadelphia twice last season, including once in the playoffs. They know how to win there. This Eagles team is much different. Seattle can score on offense, and the defense has played much better. Look for Russell Wilson to lead Seattle to a good road victory."
The New York Times’ Benjamin Hoffman picked the Seahawks to cover the six-point spread, as he expects Seattle to win by more than six points:
"The Seahawks (7-3) have proven themselves fairly flawed contenders in recent weeks, but nearly all of their problems are on defense. That hardly seems like a factor against the Eagles (3-6-1). Philadelphia is plagued by more than injuries. Quarterback Carson Wentz had shown some decline, but it has turned into a cliff-dive this season, and his numbers lump him in with some of the worst starting quarterbacks in the N.F.L. Even if Wentz can find some relief in the form of Seattle's secondary -- hardly a given -- it is hard to imagine him keeping up with Russell Wilson."
The Sports Illustrated MMQB staff were set on a Seahawks victory, with Albert Breer, Mitch Goldich, Gary Grambling and Jenny Ventras all taking the Seahawks.
Even the NBC Sports Philadelphia crew is picking the Seahawks across the board. Each of their five writers are picking Seattle, but they all believe the game will be decided by eight points or less.
Seahawks Players Send Birthday Wishes To Russell Wilson, Damon Harrison
Two Seahawks players celebrated a birthday on Sunday -- Russell Wilson and Damon "Snacks" Harrison. Teammates took to social media to send their best wishes as the Seahawks were in Philadelphia preparing for Monday's game.
Social Post Of The Day
The Broncos were forced to play without a quarterback on Sunday due to positive COVID-19 tests and close contacts. Seahawks Legend Walter Jones was keeping a close eye on the situation, and wanted to let Pete Carroll know he is willing to be the Seahawks' emergency quarterback.
More From Around The Web
Gregg Bell of the News Tribune on how the Seahawks had a successful Sunday without even playing.
Brady Henderson of ESPN wonders if the Seahawks will revert to more running as the season winds down.
Jelani Scott of NFL.com has three storylines to watch out for in Monday’s game.
Shots from a recent photoshoot with the 2020 Seahawks Dancers. This gameday feature album is presented by American Family Insurance.