Both teams saw their hopes for a playoff spot in the NFC take a hit with home losses in Week 12. Playing without starting quarterback Michael Vick and No. 1 wide receiver Jeremy Maclin, the Eagles jumped out to a 10-0 lead over the AFC East-leading New England Patriots before getting steam-rolled in the second quarter to trail 24-13 at the half. The Patriots added 14 points in the second half to win 38-20 as Eagles fans began chanting for the firing of head coach Andy Reid.
Vick (ribs) and Maclin (hamstring, shoulder) may not be available to play on Thursday night.
After a 2-6 start to Pete Carroll's second season with the Seahawks, the team won back-to-back games, including a convincing home win over the Baltimore Ravens, to climb to 4-6 and remain alive in the NFC West and NFC Wild Card hunt. The Seahawks held a 10-point fourth-quarter lead over the Washington Redskins on Sunday, but an athletic, 28-yard touchdown run by Roy Helu and a 50-yard touchdown hook-up between Rex Grossman and Anthony Armstrong, both on third down plays, erased that deficit and dropped the Seahawks to 4-7 on the season.
Seattle may be without No. 1 wide receiver Sidney Rice, who left the Redskins game in the third quarter with a concussion. Rice will need to pass the league's concussion protocol tests to play against the Eagles.
Game Date/Time: Thursday, December 1; 8:20pm ET
Location: CenturyLink Field, Seattle, WA
TV Schedule: National: NFL Network
TV Distribution Map: The506.com
Seahawks: 710 AM ESPN / 97.3 FM KIRO