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Breaking Down the Fantasy Matchups for Sundays Hawks-Eagles Game

Eagles QB Donovan McNabb vs. Seahawks pass defense

Seattle ranks 30th against the pass; the Eagles are ranked fourth in passing. Plus, for the first time this season, McNabb should have his top three wideouts – Kevin Curtis, DeSean Jackson and Reggie Brown – healthy and ready to go. McNabb has not settled into a consistent groove, but he played better as the Atlanta game went on. He seems to have regained confidence in his ability to scramble and buy time.

Seahawks TE John Carlson vs. Eagles linebackers and safeties

Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Johnson noted last week that opposing tight ends should “send a limo” for his defense, it has fared so poorly against the position. The Birds allowed 39 receptions for 503 yards to tight ends in their first six games. But Atlanta’s Ben Hartsock managed no catches last Sunday, and the Eagles feel they have fixed the problem. Carlson, the rookie from Notre Dame, is the Seahawks’ leading receiver, with 20 catches for 214 yards.

Seahawks offensive line vs. Eagles pass defense

While Seattle’s offensive line did an admirable job protecting quarterback Seneca Wallace Sunday, this will be a whole new adventure. The Eagles have had 14 sacks in their past four games against Seattle. Seattle has fared pretty well in the past two games against Philly, though. Wallace has some elusiveness but has yet to face the Philly blitz for an entire afternoon. He may have to adapt quickly in the face of the blitzers Philly typically sends.

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