The Seahawks’ game this week in Philadelphia is full of great storylines — former Pac-12 coaching stars Pete Carroll vs. Chip Kelly, Carroll vs. his USC quarterback Mark Sanchez, the Seahawks’ No. 1 defense vs. the Eagles’ No. 4 offense.
And then there are the playoff implications.
The Hawks don’t need to win this game to make the playoffs. That can be accomplished by sweeping their divisional rivals in the final three weeks. But, if the Hawks want a shot at a first-round bye, they basically have to win this game.
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Given the chance to do it again, Pete Carroll said he would have challenged tight end Tony Moeaki being ruled down at the 1-yard line on a 63-yard play last week against the 49ers. Plus, more highlights from Carroll’s media gathering today.
The Legion of Boom could be whole for the first time all season, with Jeremy Lane seeming likely to play at Philadelphia.
For the second straight week, the Legion of Boom won the NFC defensive award.
The Eagles say they won’t give Richard Sherman the Deion Sanders respect.
Mark Sanchez says he is not mad at Carroll for decrying his decision to go pro early in 2009.
Trent Cole says he did not mean to end Russell Okung’s season when the Eagles played in Seattle in 2011.
Chris Maragos, who was with the Seahawks from 2011 to 2013, talks about going from one great franchise to another.
Pete Carroll will see some familiar faces next Sunday when the Seahawks go to Philadelphia for the latest test in their second-half gauntlet, and he obviously has a bit of a jump on the preparation for Chip Kelly and Mark Sanchez.
“This will be a really interesting preparation,” he told 710 ESPN on Friday. “We’ve watched them a lot.”
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