Seahawks prepare for high-flying Eagles

Seattle Seahawks middle linebacker Bobby Wagner (54) during an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

RENTON, Wash. — The Seahawks get a huge test on Sunday against the team with the best record in the NFL: the 10-1 Philadelphia Eagles.

Mike Davis returned to practice on Wednesday as the Seahawks look ahead to their battle against Carson Wentz and the high-flying Eagles.

“He's [Wentz] protecting the football well, he's making big plays,” said Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll. “They're very explosive, he has a rushing average, he's running the football, and they have a running game with him as well. He's really tough in the pocket."

"They have a lot of different schemes and a lot of different ways they try and attack you whether it's falling back with the Y and just different gap schemes but they got different bodies, too,” Bobby Wagner, a Seahawks linebacker, said. “They got [LeGarrette] Blount; a bigger back but they also have smaller backs.  But I feel like we will be ready for them."

There is no question that Bobby Wagner's name will definitely be included in the conversation for NFL Defensive Player of The Year. And Wagner’s numbers tell the story of what kind of season he's having. Wagner has 100 tackles, 1.5 sacks, two interceptions and also had a touchdown on a fumble return against the Colts.

"Yeah, I have definitely set it as a goal [winning NFL Defensive Player of The Year],” said Wagner. “It's always been a goal of mine wanting to win. It is definitely something I would be honored with but I feel like as long as I keep doing what I am doing, it will work itself out."

"That’s what you see in a guy like Bobby, who has been in our system so long, that he now has the freedom to make the plays that he sees,” said Carroll. “He knows that he'll take his shots at times, and he'll do it masterfully because he knows what he is up against. He can measure the opportunity."

"I feel like I am calling plays, seeing plays a lot cleaner than I have, so I feel faster," said Wagner.

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