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Monday night football thread: The Eagles versus another team

NFL: JAN 05 NFC Wild Card - Seahawks at Eagles

The Seattle Seahawks are on the road to face the Philadelphia Eagles. The Seahawks are 6.5 point favorites, and the total on this game is set at 49.5. Seattle is 8-3 and sits atop the NFC West after the Rams loss to the 49ers on Sunday. Seattle has a one-game lead in the division, with the Giants, Jets, WFT, Rams, and Niners remaining on the schedule.

I’m old enough to remember when Carson Wentz was an MVP candidate. That feels like a decade ago. It’s been three seasons since Wentz threw 33 touchdowns to seven interceptions and had the best quarterback rating in the NFL. Now, Jalen Hurts is receiving first-team reps at practice as many Eagles fans have been calling for a change at quarterback. Philly is coming off losses to the Browns and Giants and now must face Seattle, Green Bay, New Orleans, and Arizona. Good luck, Wentz.

Eight of the ten Eagles games have been decided by single-digits, and four of those have been decided by fewer than five points. We know what the Seahawks can do on offense, but their defense is average at best. This game feels like a sloppy, low-scoring game that ends up 23-17. These are the two worst offensive lines in adjusted sack rate.