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3 Bold Predictions for Seahawks and Eagles' Week 12 Showdown

SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 03:  Quarterback Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks in action against the Philadelphia Eagles at CenturyLink Field on December 3, 2017 in Seattle, Washington.  (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)
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The Philadelphia Eagles host the Seattle Seahawks Sunday afternoon in a Week 12 game with deep playoff implications in the NFC. Russell Wilson and the high-flying Seahawks offense take on an Eagles D that held their own last Sunday in Foxborough against the defending world champions despite dropping the result. On paper this looks to be a matchup that will come down to the wire; with that in mind, let's issue three bold proclamations about this crucial showdown.

1. DK Metcalf Roasts Philly Defense

SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 11: D.K. Metcalf #14 of the Seattle Seahawks in action against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium on November 11, 2019 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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The young rookie struggled in a game against the San Francisco 49ers two weeks ago, but expect DK Metcalf to bounce back in a big way on Sunday. Against a porous Eagles secondary, Brian Schottenheimer will dial up plenty of deep shots for Russell Wilson, who would do well to pick out the first-year playmaker out of Ole Miss. A big game with 100 yards receiving and one touchdown is in the cards for Metcalf.

2. The Eagles' Front 7 Wreaks Havoc

PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA - NOVEMBER 17:  Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots passes as Derek Barnett #96 of the Philadelphia Eagles defends at Lincoln Financial Field on November 17, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.The New England Patriots defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 17-10. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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While they may not have filled up the stat sheet last weekend, the Philly defensive line made life difficult for Tom Brady. Against a Seahawks offensive line that has been leaky in the past, expect Jim Schwartz to call for lots of pressure and register four sacks against Russell Wilson.

3. Russell Wilson Lights Up Cover 0

SANTA CLARA, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 11: Quarterback Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates the touchdown by running back Chris Carson #32 in the third quarter against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium on November 11, 2019 in Santa Clara, California.  Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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That being said, Russell Wilson is the best quarterback in the league against the blitz, and he will make a blitz-happy Philly pay. In situations where Philadelphia runs cover 0 -- a defensive package with zero deep safeties -- Russell Wilson will have at least one long touchdown. A 300-yard, three-touchdown performance looks to be in Wilson's future on the way to the Seahawks' fourth consecutive victory.