Current Super Bowl champions Seattle Seahawks (8-4) will travel to the city of brotherly love to take on the Philadelphia Eagles (9-3) at Lincoln Financial Field on Dec. 7. Fans can watch online Seahawks vs. Eagles game via live stream - free for subscribers - below.
The Eagles, which demolished the Dallas Cowboys 33-10 back in Week 13, is looking forward to testing their defensive strategy against the Seahawks and running back Marshawn Lynch. Eagles defensive end Cedric Thornton feels motivated by the challenge presented by Seattle.
"That just motivates us," Thornton said. "This week it's a different motivation. Against Dallas it was the offensive line and Murray. This week it's the same kind of an offensive line and an even better back."
The Associated Press reported that Murray still leads the league in rushing with 1,427 yards. Lynch may be fifth at 956 yards, but defensive coordinator Billy Davis and the Eagles know that he will pose a challenge to them.
"Nobody runs the ball harder," Davis said in regards to Lynch. "He comes downhill every play. He runs angry. He's a talented back, and he looks for contact. He's going to get his yardage. He gets the hard yards and he gets exactly what's there every down."
Anthony Riccobono of International Business Times thinks that the Seahawks now play like an elite NFL team this season. Although it may have been shaky halfway through the 2014 season, Seattle had a blowout win against the San Francisco 49ers 19-3 over Thanksgiving and defeated the Arizona Cardinals with the same score back on Week 12.
"I believe this team is on the rise," Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright said. "We're looking really good. We're playing together as a unit, we trust in each other. We're on the rise."
Riccobono adds that the presence of both safety Kam Chancellor and cornerback Richard Sherman have stepped up Seattle's game. The Seahawks have only allowed a few passing yards per game, which has helped them win five of their last six games.
As for the Eagles, Davis thinks that he has figured out the way Seattle plays the game.
"I think it's a collective effort that starts with the defensive line in the way they put their hands on people," Davis said. "They strike with their hands. They've got a great understanding of controlling blocks and then shedding blocks."
Davis adds that although the Eagles' "front wall" has been properly built, the team has turned their attention to tackling as part of their strategy against the Seahawks.
"When we first got here we really had to amp that up and we put a lot of focus on it, and usually what you focus on is what you get," Davis said.
Sunday's game, which could determine the top seed in the NFC, will be broadcasted on Fox at 4:25 p.m. ET. Online viewers can stream the game through Fox Sports Go or watch it on demand via NFL Game Rewind (subscription required).