The Seattle Seahawks and Philadelphia Eagles square off tonight on Thursday Night Football in a game that is not quite the magical matchup some might have thought it would be at the beginning of the season. Coming into 2011, the Eagles were riding high with Michael Vick and had added a lot of talent in the truncated offseason. On the other side, the Seahawks were coming off a 7-9 division championship.
Twelve weeks into the season, both teams are 4-7 and struggling to right the ship. The Seahawks are not shocking the world with their strugglesm but the Eagles were the Vince Young-anointed "Dream Team." Now they are circling the drain and barely have a pulse in the NFC East race.
The 49ers can move slightly closer to their first NFC West title since 2002 with a Seahawks loss. If the Seahawks and Cardinals both lose this week, the 49ers clinch the NFC West. However, the 49ers can skip all that by simply beating the Rams on Sunday. So, consider me rooting for the Seahawks to continue the Eagles pain and bring a little bit of respect to the NFC West.