Monday Night Football is hopefully better than what we saw on Sunday Night Football between the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers. The Packers can’t do much about the opponent they were given in primetime, but can we please move on from the Bears in these primetime games, please? I said it two nights ago before the game was played and my opinion still stands.
Mitch Trubisky essentially lit his career on fire more than it was last night at Lambeau Field. The guy is going to be a free agent and doesn’t seem to care all that much that he could be unemployed soon. In any case, I’m tired of watching Trubisky and Nick Foles throw balls into the ground in primetime games.
On Monday night, we have Seattle Seahawks and Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles shouldn’t be contending for a spot in the playoffs, but at 3-6-1, they are still in the race in the NFC East. The New York Giants and Washington are currently tied for the lead in the division with a record of.. wait for it, 4-7. There have been some teams with bad records making the playoffs simply because they played in a bad division, but this is on a different level.
The Eagles are coming off a 22-17 loss against the Browns in Cleveland last week. Preceding that loss was a 27-17 failure against the New York Giants. They were unable to generate any momentum from their 23-9 win over the Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys are another hopeless cause in the NFC East.
The Seahawks are in a tight battle in the NFC West with the LA Rams. The 49ers helped the Seahawks out nicely on Sunday with a 23-20 win over the Rams. They fall to 7-4, while the Seahawks hope to advance to 8-3 on Monday night in Philadelphia. Seattle haven’t been as hot as they were early in the season, though they’re still a dangerous squad. The Hawks are coming off a 28-21 win over the Arizona Cardinals in Week 11. If they are interested in playing tonight, it could be tough sledding for the Eagles. Head below for our free Seahawks vs. Eagles props for November 30, 2020.
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DK Metcalf Receiving Yards
DK Metcalf could have been a New England Patriot. Instead, they pulled the trigger on N’Keal Harry. Metcalf could have also been a Philadelphia Eagle. Instead, JJ Arcega-Whiteside heard his name called. There are other teams out there who are kicking themselves for passing on Metcalf, too. It’s not just the Patriots and Eagles, but they stick out as teams who really needed wide receiver help. Metcalf hasn’t reached his full potential yet in the NFL, and the 22-year-old already looks like a star.
He goes into Monday night with 862 yards and 9 yards as a sophomore. Metcalf recorded 900 yards and 7 touchdowns as a rookie in 2019. The Ole Miss product has been quiet the last two weeks after going off versus the San Francisco 49ers and Buffalo Bills. Metcalf went for 161 yards against the 49ers, and then he followed up for 108 yards in two dominant performances. Those were the third and fourth 100+ yard performances for Metcalf in 2020.
Metcalf caught 2 receptions for 28 yards against the Rams, and then 3 receptions for 46 yard against the Cardinals. What I do know from Metcalf is that when he doesn’t go through cold spells for very long. The last time Metcalf was quiet, he went off for the two games I noted above. Metcalf didn’t play a major role in the offense the last two weeks, but expect Russ to look his way often on Monday night. I’m on Metcalf to record at least 77 yards in this spot.
Greg Ward Receptions
Greg Ward isn’t going to find himself on too many highlight reels. However, that’s just fine with Ward and the Eagles. Ward performs his role well as a receiver in the Eagles’ offense. The Eagles don’t ask Ward to do anything too special out of the slot. His job assignment is to find soft zones in the defense across the middle of the field. I’ve seen Carson Wentz miss him several times. Not a bad pass, but just overlook him when he’s wide open for easy yardage. That said, Ward does his job well for the Eagles.
Ward has recorded 291 yards and 3 touchdowns with 40 receptions in 2020. The former Houston Cougar quarterback, has been able to turn his failed career as a quarterback into a fairly decent career as a wide receiver so far. Note that Ward has caught at least 3 receptions in four straight outings. He has also hauled in at least 3 receptions in eight of ten games this season. You have to pay a little more juice for this prop, but Ward should be good for 3 or 4 receptions on Monday night.
Russell Wilson Rushing Yards
Russell Wilson is one of the most difficult quarterbacks to defense in the NFL. That much is abundantly clear. He had the inside lane to the MVP award early on this season, and while the gap has closed since then, Russ is still in consideration. Do you know that he has never received one single MVP vote throughout his entire eight-year career? Crazy. He’s at least going to catch one vote this year. However, Patrick Mahomes has closed the gap, and has probably bypassed him by this point.
The Eagles will try their best to contain Wilson on Monday night. He’s passed for 30 touchdowns and 10 interceptions on 70.72% completions. Russ has also galloped for 367 yards and 1 touchdown on 6.7 yards per carry. The Eagles do present a fairly formidable challenge for Wilson on Monday. As a team, they haven’t played well this season, but the pass defense has held up well. They’ve conceded 209.3 yards per game for sixth in the league. DK Metcalf might be a problem for the Eagles tonight, but they should do alright against the pass.
As a result, Wilson will likely have to take off on his legs at times in this one. He’s cashed this prop more often than not this season. Oddsmakers have adjusted, but Wilson has still been good on the ground. In his previous six outings. Wilson has gained more than 31 yards in four games. He ran for 60 yards against the Rams two weeks ago, and then 42 yards on the Cards’ defense last week. Look for him to get OVER again on Monday night in Philadelphia.