Philadelphia (4-7) at Seattle (4-7), 8:20 on NFL Network. A pair of 4-7 teams meet in the Pacific Northwest Thursday night after taking losses the Sunday before when the Seattle Seahawks host the Philadelphia Eagles Thursday evening at Qwest/Century Link Field. Both the Eagles and Seahawks, third in their respective divisions, had a short week last weekend after losing at home last Sunday.
The Eagles, who are chasing Dallas for a wild card spot in the NFC East, may be without the services of QB Michael Vick (ribs) and have to make up some major ground if they want to play postseason football. In their loss to New England and Tom Brady last Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field, Philly blew a 10-7 first quarter lead and was outscored 31-10 in the final 45 minutes of play. The Eagles, who are falling faster than that Icarus fellow, were held to 73 yards rushing and was 4 for 13 on third down conversions.
Unlike the Eagles getting blown out at home, Seattle made things a bit too interesting for Redskins fans last week in Seattle as they rallied to tie things up late in the contest but that rally fell short. The Seahawks blew a 17-14 lead in the fourth as Washington scored 16 unanswered points to take the win in the Pacific Northwest. Seattle went 6 for 16 in third down conversions in the loss, despite RB Marshawn Lynch rushing for 111 yards on 24 carries.
Philly leads the series 7-5, have outscored Seattle by a one-point margin, 243-242. The Eagles (or Egg-uhls as they say in Philly) won the last time they hooked up with Seattle, taking a 26-7 win in Seattle in 2008. Seattle's last win over Philly came in the City of Brotherly Love in 2007, with the Seahawks taking a 28-24 decision.
The Eagles are in trouble and need help if they want to go to the postseason. Seattle is trying to defend its NFC West title from last season as they see San Francisco pull further away from them. You might want to tape "Big Bang," "Grey's Anatomy" and "Private Practice" this week. Philly's a 3 point favorite on the road with a 43 over/under.
As bad as these two teams have been of late, they have been somewhat entertaining to watch. Philly wins this one away from the City of Brotherly Love but Seattle will give them a fight.
Philadelphia at Seattle Injury Report
Out - T King Dunlap (concussion), LB Moise Fokou (ankle), WR Jeremy Maclin (hamstring, shoulder), CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (ankle), QB Michael Vick (ribs)
Questionable - CB Nnamdi Asomugha (knee), RB LeSean McCoy (toe)
Probable - DT Cullen Jenkins (thumb)
Out - CB Byron Maxwell (illness)
Questionable - LB David Hawthorne (knee), CB Richard Sherman (calf)
Probable - DT Alan Branch (ankle), QB Tarvaris Jackson (pectoral)
Philadelphia at Seattle Weather - Partly cloudy with a 20 percent chance of rain and 35 degrees.
Injury report courtesy the National Football League. Weather report courtesy the Weather Channel