Despite being a disappointment throughout the season, and despite the absence of quarterback Michael Vick, No. 1 wide receiver Jeremy Maclin and cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie on a short week accompanied by a cross-country flight to one of the loudest venues in the National Football League, most NFL experts are picking the Philadelphia Eagles to beat the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday night.
The entire crew of experts at CBSSports.com picked the Eagles, and NFL Playbook analysts Solomon Wilcots, Joe Theismann and Matt Millen also pick the Eagles to brave the short week and cross-country flight and beat the Seahawks tonight.
ESPN's panel of experts were divided, with five of the eight analysts picking the Eagles to win. Three of those five analysts -- Eric Allen, Mike Golic and Ron Jaworski -- played for the Eagles during the NFL careers. ProFootballTalk.com's Mike Florio (Eagles) and Gregg Rosenthal (Seahawks) were split on their picks for this game.