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Seahawks could lean on their run game in playoff rematch with Eagles

Seahawks (7-3) at Eagles (3-6-1)

Monday, 8:15 p.m. ET | ESPN

Matchup rating: 62.8 | Spread: SEA -5 (51)

What to watch for: Seahawks receiver DK Metcalf erupted for seven catches, 160 yards and a touchdown in the wild-card playoff win over the Eagles in January. Philadelphia has since added cornerback Darius Slay, who will likely be assigned to Metcalf for much of Monday's game. Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz noted that Slay has had success in the past against bigger receivers but that handling Metcalf would be "a great challenge" for the defense. -- Tim McManus

Bold prediction: The Seahawks will rush for 200 yards. They rediscovered their run game last week against Arizona, with Carlos Hyde returning from his three-game absence, and they expect to have starter Chris Carson back against Philadelphia after he missed four games. Coach Pete Carroll talked after their win over the Cardinals about how the Seahawks need to run the ball more than they did earlier in the season, when they were leaning on Russell Wilson and the passing game to carry their offense. Jumping out to an early lead will make that a viable game plan on Monday night. -- Brady Henderson

Stat to know: Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz leads the league in both interceptions (14) and fumbles (10). Only five players have finished the season as league leader in both categories since the 1970 merger (Blake Bortles in 2015, Jon Kitna in 2007, Daunte Culpepper in 2002, Dave Krieg in 1995 and Joe Ferguson in 1977).

Injuries: Seahawks | Eagles

What to know for fantasy: The Seahawks are allowing 24.2% more WR fantasy points per game than any other defense this season and could prove to be an elixir for a receiver like Travis Fulgham, who has nearly as many targets over the past two weeks (12) as he does yards (16). See Week 12 rankings.

Betting nugget: Wentz is 3-7 ATS as a starter this season, tied with Deshaun Watson for the worst ATS record this season among quarterbacks with 10-plus starts. Read more.

Henderson's pick: Seahawks 28, Eagles 20

McManus' pick: Seahawks 30, Eagles 24

FPI prediction: SEA, 61.2% (by an average of 3.8 points)

Matchup must-reads: Carroll believes embattled Seahawks' defense has turned a corner ... Eagles could bench Wentz, but move to Hurts is tricky ... Show me the money: Hopkins, Wagner become their own agents ... Metcalf closing in fast on football glory ... Dunlap's instant impact puts Clowney in Seahawks' rearview mirror