Know Your Eagles Enemy: The Seattle Seahawks

NFL: SEP 13 Seahawks at Falcons
ATLANTA, GA – SEPTEMBER 13: Russell Wilson (3) of the Seattle Seahawks barks out the signals during the NFL Week 1 game between the Atlanta Falcons and the Seattle Seahawks on September 13, 2020 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by David J. Griffin/Icon Sportswire)

Yeah let’s just get into this one…not much to preface this with. The Eagles are set to face the Seahawks in a primetime clash that many are dreading.

2019 Ranks:
  • Yards per game: 374.4 (8th)
  • Passing yards per game: 236.9 (14th)
  • Rushing yards per game: 137.5 (4th)
  • Points per game: 25.3 (9th)
  • Yards allowed per game: 381.6 (26th)
  • Passing yards allowed per game: 263.9 (27th)
  • Rushing yards allowed per game: 117.7 (22nd)
  • Points allowed per game: 24.9 (T-22nd)
  • Turnover differential: +12 (T-3rd)
2020 Ranks:
  • Yards per game: 400.0 (3rd)
  • Passing yards per game: 278.7 (3rd)
  • Rushing yards per game: 121.3 (11th)
  • Points per game: 31.8 (1st)
  • Yards allowed per game: 434.9 (32nd)
  • Passing yards allowed per game: 343.7 (32nd)
  • Rushing yards allowed per game: 91.2 (3rd)
  • Points allowed per game: 28.7 (27th)
  • Turnover differential: +1 (15th)

Key additions:

TE Greg Olsen (free agency – lost to IR), WR Phillip Dorsett (free agency), CB Quinton Dunbar (trade), DE Bruce Irvin (free agency), DE Carlos Dunlap (trade), DT Damon Harrison (free agency)

Key departures:

G D.J. Fluker (free agency), T George Fant (free agency), T German Ifedi (free agency), DT Al Woods (free agency), RB Marshawn Lynch (retirement), RB C.J. Prosise (free agency), LB Jadeveon Clowney (free agency), DE Ezekiel Ansah (free agency)

Hey, have you heard of D.K. Metcalf?

Well, have you?

In case you haven’t, the Eagles selected J.J. Arcega-Whiteside instead. Fun!

Metcalf is currently sixth in the NFL in receiving yards per game (86.2) and is 160 receiving yards away from taking over the lead in receiving yards in the league. He’s also fifth in the league, per Next Gen Stats, YAC/xYAC differential with 2.1. In other words, he’s gaining 2.1 extra yards after the catch than what’s expected when he gets a reception. That’s good.

Going against Darius Slay will limit him a tad, but he’s been incredible in his less than two-year career.

He owns the longest distance traveled on a tackle this season, 92.9 yards to track down Budda Baker:

Mr. Unlimited

In August, Russell Wilson deemed himself “Mr. Unlimited”.

Did he mean unlimited wins versus the Eagles? Because he hasn’t lost to them. Maybe unlimited plays made versus the Eagles defense.

In four regular-season games, he is 4-0, averages 240.5 passing yards, 28.25 rushing yards, has 7 passing TDs, 1 interception, 98.9 passer rating, 1 rushing TD, and 1 receiving TD.

In January’s playoff game, he dropped 325 passing yards on the Eagles defense.

He is one of five quarterbacks in league history to be 4-0 or better versus the Eagles, joining Ken Anderson, Johnny Unitas, Tobin Rote, and Roman Gabriel. A win will make him the only QB in league history undefeated versus the Eagles with at least five games started.


Wilson started off extremely hot this season, with 26 TDs and 6 INTs in his first seven games. However, he’s had 4 TDs and 4 INTs in his last three games. Is he regressing?

Oh, lol, he’s facing the Eagles defense tonight.

For history and predictions, check out the next page.

Photo by David J. Griffin/Icon Sportswire