6. Seattle Seahawks
For the second time this season, the Seahawks went into Lincoln Financial Field and escaped with an ugly 17-9 win over the Eagles, a team that saw its starting quarterback, Carson Wentz, get knocked out via an illegal hit that wasn’t flagged.
And, quite frankly, the Eagles didn’t even deserve to be there in the first place, let alone host a home game in the playoffs, which makes this win about as unimpressive as you can get.
The Seahawks’ defense was able to hold the Eagles to just nine points with Josh McCown at the helm, and Russell Wilson and Co. did just enough to advance to the next round of the playoffs. However, it’s not like the Eagles didn’t have their chances, as Philly had an opportunity to tie the game late in the fourth quarter, but was unable to convert on a fourth down to get it done.
Seattle’s win earns them a chance to knock-off the No. 2 seed in the NFC this season, the Green Bay Packers. The Seahawks will need a better effort than the one they got on Sunday against a Packers team that is better all-around than Seattle’s first-round matchup.