For most of the season, the Philadelphia Eagles were leading the NFC East. That was by no means anything to brag about though. They have only won three games and that's wraps up just how terrible this conference is in 2020. But the New York Giants and Washington Football Team have won their last three games and two games respectively.
There is really no reprieve for the Eagles either. Sure if they beat the Seahawks, they're right back in first with that tie earlier in the season against the Bengals giving them the edge. Unfortunately for Philly, Seattle is one of the best teams in the league. Then they play the Packers, Saints and Cardinals the next three weeks. They close out the season against New York and Washington and those are already absolutely must win games. Maybe (and it's a big maybe) they can beat the Cardinals but they will be the underdog on the road. Time isn't on the Eagles' side.
Carson Wentz has thrown 14 interceptions and has been sacked 40 times. Both stats are the most in the NFL. Calls are already being made to get backup Jalen Hurts in there. Wentz looked like an MVP candidate in 2017 up until he tore his ACL. Ever since then he has not been the same and has regressed ineffably. The Eagles signed up last year to a four-year $128 million contract with $107 million guaranteed. Whether the Eagles and Wentz like it or not, they're going to be with each other for quite some time. Time to make this work.
As for the Seahawks, they've had eleven days off between last week's Thursday Night Football to this Monday Night game. Almost everything is in favor for Seattle. They're coming off a win against their division rival Cardinals avenging a Week 7 loss to Arizona. Russell Wilson bounced back after struggling with several turnovers across the previous two weeks losing both to the Rams and Bills.
Unless Wilson reverts back to those turnover prone performances, it seems the Seahawks should cruise to keeping their hold of first place in the NFC West. Especially, with both the Rams and Cardinals losing Sunday. The Seahawks definitely have the time on their side.