And now for the main event. The final wild card game of the night. The Seattle Seahawks taking on the Philadelphia Eagles. This was a game San Francisco had a huge hand in. Had Dre Greenlaw not gone Dan Bunz, the 49ers would be the ones going to Philadelphia and the Seahawks would be hosting a wild card game at CenturyLink. That did not happen.
If the Seahawks win this and the Minnesota Vikings lose, that would mean the 49ers get the Seahawks for the NFC divisional round. Given how bizarre Seattle games go, I can say with confidence I don’t want anything to do with 49ers-Seahawks III.
The Eagles are a different team than when the last played the Seahawks. Carson Wentz has heated up a bit and some of their injured players are back. Philadelphia is still dealing with some injuries and some defensive issues, but they have a shot at winning this.
On the other side of the ball, the Seahawks have no run game, having lost C.J. Prosise, Rashaad Penny and Chris Carson for the season. They do have Marshawn Lynch, but that’s not going to help at this point. They also have Russell Wilson, who can do incredible things at quarterback. Yes, I am in the camp that Wilson is ridiculously lucky more often than not, but he has had a season where he was considered the MVP at one point. The Seahawks also have Jadeveon Clowney back along with Quandre Diggs which helps in this.
Where: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA
When: January 5, 2020 | 1:30 p.m. PST
Announcers: Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth
Radio: Seahawks Radio | Eagles Radio
Online Streaming: Fox Sports
Eagles blog: Bleeding Green Nation
Seahawks blog: Field Gulls