It seems to me that everyone is in awe of Chip Kelly’s fast moving offense. Sure they can score points at a frantic pace. Over the last 5 games, they have averaged 34.4 points per game. But other than the 53-20 loss against the Packers over that span, they haven’t faced a top tier defense during that time.
Right now, the Seahawks are the number one ranked team in the NFL for total defense. They are allowing 285 yards per game and only giving up only 18.4 points per game. Defense travels well in the NFL and if the Hawks can stay close until the fourth quarter, they can win it with a 45-yard Steven Hauschka field goal.
Hawks win this game, I can almost feel the momentum build and the Hawks can win out the rest of the season and take the division. That would guarantee at least one home playoff game and they could possibly play these Eagles at Century Link. And that’s when the party really begins.
But this game is what they need to focus on. And if there is one thing this team can do is focus…and Lord help the opposing team that faces a focused Pete Carroll team.
Seattle Seahawks 23, Philadelphia Eagles, 20 OT.