The Seattle Seahawks continued preparations for their upcoming trek across the country to face a 5-5 Philadelphia Eagles team that is more talented than their record shows.
Sunday’s game will pit the Seahawks 6th ranked rushing offense against the Eagles 4th ranked rushing defense. The Seahawks pass defense is averaging 271 yards per game and is ranked 28th in the league. The Eagles pass defense is giving up 237 yards per game and is ranked 17th. The Eagle’s overall defensive ranking is 9th meaning Seattle will need to have a balanced attack against the disciplined Eagles defense.
RUSSELL WILSON ON THE BEARS DEFENSE
“Their record doesn’t show how talented they really are. I think ‘man, these guys are flying around. They’re all over the place. They’ve won some big games. They lost some tough ones too. So, the reality is they’ve got all the players that they have had for the most part when they won the Super Bowl. They have other talented players that they have brought in. With us, it’s really about us being detailed.
It’s us making sure that we’re executing what we need to do. We know that they’re going to bring their best game. Coach Pederson is a great coach, they have a great quarterback in Carson Wentz, he’s been one of the best guys for years now that he’s been in the league. In terms of their defense, they have a lot of talent and a lot of veterans too, guys who really know what they’re doing. I think about [Fletcher] Cox, I think about [Brandon] Graham, I think about [Malcolm] Jenkins. Great player. I think about [Rodney] McLeod in the back end I think about all the guys that they have with the versatility at corner.
Their linebackers. Even though they’re young, they can really fly around and make some plays. We got to be ready to roll. Then, even Vinny Curry comes in the game and he’s really a starter when you think about the kind of player that he is over the years. We’ve just got to be on our stuff and make sure that we’re prepared for what Coach [Jim] Schwartz is going to do and all the different things he does in terms of his play calling and everything else.”
Quarterback Russell Wilson landed on the injury report for the second consecutive time with a hamstring, and the Tyler Lockett watch continued with the wideout seeing limited action in practice. Jadeveon Clowney and Ed Dickson did not practice and it’s worth keeping an eye on their situations.