Inside the Birds: What’s In Store For The Encore?
Six weeks ago, the Eagles and Seahawks met in South Philly for a regular-season game.
Five Eagles turnovers and six Russell Wilson sacks later, the Seahawks emerged from the ugly collision with a 17-9 win that felt like a loss for the viewers, regardless of partisanship. Wilson had one of his worst games of the year and Carson Wentz was in the midst of a three-game slump.
Six weeks later, these teams collide again with a trip to the NFC Divsional round hanging in the balance. The Eagles closed the season with four straight wins despite mounting injuries to win the NFC East. Seattle got tripped up in the season finale, with the help of some questionable officiating, and have to travel to the opposite time zone for the sixth time this season. (They're 5-0 in the Eastern time zone).
But these aren't the same teams that met six weeks earlier. The Seahawks have also been besieged by injuries while the Eagles have thrived behind a rejuvenated Wentz and some stunning efforts by a host of unknown backups and practice squad call-ups.
This game is the sports version of the popular Spiderman-pointing-at-Spiderman meme seen on social media.
In the latest Inside the Birds, Eagles Insiders Adam Caplan and Geoff Mosher break down the matchups, discuss some under-radar players to watch on both sides, deliver injury updates -- including notes on Zach Ertz and Miles Sanders -- and give their game predictions.