After landing a few inches before winning NFC West at week 17, the Seattle Seahawks travel across the country to play the low-injury Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field in the NFC wildcard round. Despite a 9-7 record, the Eagles can host the 11-5 Seahawks after defeating NFC East by beating the Giants in week 17 (34-17) and outperforming the Cowboys by one game.
Seahawks-Eagles is the only repeat matchup of the regular season of all wild card games this weekend. It is the second time that the Seahawks are traveling to Philadelphia this season, previously hitting Doug Pederson's 17: 9 crew just before Thanksgiving.
A winning streak in four games at the end of the season – all against rivals of the division – brought the Eagles a place in the playoffs, although numerous starters fell victim to the injury error.
Philadelphia had nine players in their injury report this week, but Seattle is barely healthy itself – after the team lost its top 3 finishes towards the end of the regular season, it once again met former star Marshawn Lynch, who convinced him retire and get ready for another playoff run.
What time is the game?
Sunday, 4:40 p.m. ET
Where does the game take place?
Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia
How can i see
The game will air on NBC and NBC Sports Go.
Viewers can stream the game live with a subscription to fuboTV. First-time users can test fuboTV free of charge for seven days.
What is the weather forecast?
It is mostly sunny with a maximum of 42 degrees and a low of 34 degrees. There is a 0 percent chance of rain, but in the afternoon there are 15 to 25 miles per hour of wind.
Who prefers to win?
The Seahawks are currently favored by 1.5 points. The over / under is 45.
Who will be the winner of next week's NFC division round?
The number 1 49ers play the team with the lowest remaining seeds, while the number 2 packers play the team with the highest remaining seeds in the division round. If the Saints beat the Vikings in the other NFC wildcard match, the Seahawks-Eagles winner will play against the 49ers. If the Saints lose to the Vikings, the Seahawks-Eagles' winner will play against the Packers.
The Seahawks lead the all-time series 10-7 and won the last edition of the matchups in week 12. The Eagles lost the last five matchups from 2011. Philadelphia has an all-time record of 23:22 in the playoffs and an 8-8 record in the wildcard round. Seattle has gone 16-16 in the playoffs and 8-5 in the wildcard round.
The matchup on Sunday is the first meeting of the two teams in the playoffs.