Eagles-Seahawks Game Updates

Photo by: Jeff Fusco

Photo by: Jeff Fusco

The Eagles hope to continue their winning ways as they travel to Seattle to take on the Seahawks. The Eagles look to go 6-4 on the season and get a win on the road, something they haven’t been able to do since Week 2 against the Chicago Bears. We’ll periodically update this thread throughout the game with highlights and drive summaries. Feel free to jump in the comments below. Read more »

Eagles-Seahawks Preview Q&A With Bob Condotta

Russell Wilson and Vinny Curry. (USA Today Sports)

Russell Wilson and Vinny Curry. (USA Today Sports)

In this week’s installment of Opposition Research, we talked to Seattle Times Seahawks beat reporter Bob Condotta. We discussed Russell Wilson’s health, why Seattle’s run game has struggled after Marshawn Lynch’s retirement and who will win on Sunday, among a few other topics. Read more »

Eagles Wake-Up Call: Carson Wentz Is Learning From Russell Wilson And Cam Newton

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

For as impressive as Carson Wentz has been to start his NFL career, there have been concerns about how the 23-year-old quarterback takes a lot of hits. The Eagles’ coaching staff has praised Wentz’s toughness in this regard, but they’ve also cautioned against taking unnecessary shots.

Wentz seemed to do a better job of avoiding contact in Philadelphia’s Week 3 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. The rookie credited his teammates for his success. Read more »

Eagles Wake-Up Call: A Russell Wilson Hypothetical

Photo Credit: Jeff Fusco

Photo Credit: Jeff Fusco

Today’s question comes via Twitter:

Let’s start with a disclaimer: Russell Wilson most likely isn’t going anywhere. But it’s June, we all have the football itch, and these are the types of questions fans casually discuss while we wait for training camp. So it doesn’t hurt to at least address it.

Wilson is scheduled to become a free agent after the 2016 season. According to Jason Cole of Bleacher Report, he wants to be the highest-paid player in the NFL. So what are the Seahawks’ options? Read more »

Three And Out: Eagles-Seahawks Predictions

Photo Credit: Mark J. Rebilas - USA Today

Photo Credit: Mark J. Rebilas – USA Today

Player I’ll be watching

McManus: Mychal Kendricks

Russell Wilson told Philly reporters this week that teams have used a spy on him ever since he started playing football. Odds are the trend will continue Sunday. Whether Kendricks is the one who draws that particular assignment or not, he’ll be playing a critical role against Seattle.
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Eagles Wake-Up Call: Wilson Vs. Kelly, Take 2

Photo Credit: Cary Edmondson - USA Today

Photo Credit: Cary Edmondson – USA Today

Russell Wilson and Chip Kelly were part of the highest-scoring Rose Bowl ever played.

Wisconsin and Oregon combined for over 1,100 yards of offense in the Ducks’ narrow 45-38 win back in January of 2012 that gave Kelly his first bowl victory. Wilson had 314 all-purpose yards and accounted for three of the Badgers’ touchdowns (two passing, one running). He had Wisconsin within striking distance late but time ran out on him.

Less than a month later, Wilson sat down with former Eagles scout Daniel Jeremiah at the Senior Bowl and promised big things for the franchise if they took a chance on him.

“At the end of the interview, you always ask for players’ numbers so you can get in touch with them — he asked for my number. And then I would get text messages from him periodically saying, ‘If the Eagles draft me, I will lead the Eagles to championships.’ You know he would send me these text messages,” Jeremiah said back in September.

“So leading up, even the day of the draft, the first day of the draft: ‘If the Eagles draft me I will lead them to championships.’ He was sending me these text messages. Well, we really liked him, and I thought there was a very real chance he was going to end up being a Philadelphia Eagle there. And then of course, Seattle ends up taking him.”

Wilson went 75th overall to the Seahawks, and has helped Seattle to a 32-12 record and a Super Bowl title since taking over. The Eagles drafted Nick Foles 13 picks later and set off on their own course, which included bringing Kelly on board as head coach the following year.

This coming Sunday, coach and quarterback will square off once again in a game that has significant playoff implications for their respective teams. Read more »

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