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DraftKings Line: Seattle -5.5
We all know the Seattle Seahawks are vulnerable through the air on defense, but has struggling Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz given us any reason to believe he and his offense can take advantage of that Monday night?
The Philly passing game ranks 30th in DVOA, and Wentz is the NFC’s lowest-rated qualified passer. What started out as a slump has turned into a poor season for the ages as the former MVP candidate leads the NFL in interceptions, sacks allowed and fumbles.
At home, in a desperate spot, in front of a national audience and against a weak pass defense, it’s possible he’ll suddenly turn it on as the Eagles put up a fight against Seattle to close out Week 12. But the reality is there’s no evidence a turnaround is on the horizon.
That being the case, the majority of our correspondents are laying 5.5 points with the more rested road team on Monday Night Football.
“This selection has more to do with the Eagles’ ineptitude more than anything else,” Sobleski said. “Sure, Seattle has Russell Wilson, Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf. Really, Carson Wentz’s streak of horrific play continues to place Philadelphia behind the proverbial eight ball each and every week. At this point, the Eagles should strongly consider playing this year’s second-round draft pick, Jalen Hurts, more and more.”
Seattle is also coming off a mini bye after an impressive bounce-back win over the Cardinals on Thursday Night Football. So while that’s a scary line considering how much Philly needs this, it’s tough to justify taking the Eagles at this point.
PredictionsDavenport: PhiladelphiaGagnon: SeattleKahler: SeattleMiller: SeattleSobleski: SeattleTesfatsion: SeattleConsensus: Seattle -5.5
Score Prediction: Seahawks 28, Eagles 21
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