Sunday Six Pack: Eagles vs. Seahawks

The Eagles are on a run of three weeks where each week, the stakes become higher. With every week, the Eagles face an opponent that could altar the playoff picture.

Sunday's opponent is the defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks and a test of where the Eagles rank among the NFC.

Here are this week's six keys to the game.

Home Field Advantage – I mean this in two ways. First, the Eagles are 6-0 at home this season. Secondly, a win today could hypothetically seal home field for a playoff game and a bye week in the playoffs too.

Matching Chips – With a win, the Eagles would match last season's win total with their 10th this season. For those who though Chip Kelly was a one-hit wonder, think again.

Seahawks secondary – The defining part of the Seahawks is a secondary that threatens to force a turnover on every play. With Richard Sherman, Kam Chancellor and Earl Thomas lurking, Mark Sanchez and company must be on point.

Eagles running game – There is no easy way to beat the Legion of Boom, but one way would be a ground attack. Having LeSean McCoy heat up in Dallas could set him up for an even bigger day on Sunday. And if the Eagles are to solve the Seahawks, getting McCoy going again would be huge.

QB on the MoveRussell Wilson brings that added dimension as a mobile quarterback. But Wilson seems to be the one quarterback that has perfected the balance and won because of it. He's just as dangerous on his feet as he can be with the passing game. He requires extra attention. 

Seattle Weaponry – In addition to Wilson, the Seahawks have Marshawn Lynch on the ground and Doug Baldwin an Jermaine Kearse as targets in the passing game. This game requires tons of care from a defensive standpoint. The Eagles likely need their best game to win, but a win would separate the Eagles from hovering in between pretender and contender.

Kevin Durso is managing editor for Eagledelphia. Follow him on Twitter @KDursoPhilsNet.

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