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Get ready for Seahawks-Eagles rematch in Wild Card Round next Sunday

As the Eagles celebrated winning the NFC East title while traveling down the New Jersey Turnpike, their first playoff opponent was being determined on the other end of the country.

The San Francisco 49ers defeated the Seattle Seahawks 26-21 on Sunday night to stake claim to the NFC West Championship as well as home-field advantage through the playoffs. That means that Seattle, with an 11-5 record, is the No. 5 seed and will travel to Philadelphia to face the Eagles next Sunday, January 5 at 4:40 p.m. The game will be televised on NBC.

Tickets for the Wild Card showdown can be purchased Monday at noon online at Ticketmaster.com. There is a four-ticket limit per household and all tickets will be available on a first come, first served basis.

The Eagles and the Seahawks met in Week 12 of this season at Lincoln Financial Field with Seattle coming out with a 17-9 victory.

Quarterback Carson Wentz was asked about the first meeting with the Seahawks at his post-game press conference on Sunday.

"I just remember the turnovers," Wentz said. "I think offensively we did some decent things. We just gave them the ball. Those are the things that will get cleaned up. We're excited for the opportunity, whoever it may be. We're pumped that it's at home. We're going to take advantage of that and have some fun next week."

Wentz was 33-of-45 for 256 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions for a 75.8 passer rating against Seattle. He also lost two fumbles. The Eagles had five total turnovers.

In the four-game win streak that got the Eagles into the playoffs, Wentz did not throw a single interception.

Go inside the locker to see how the players celebrated clinching the NFC East.

Tight end Zach Ertz was the go-to receiver with 12 catches for 91 yards and a touchdowns, but his status is uncertain with the back and injured ribs that held him out of Sunday's win over the Giants.

The Seahawks were successful on the ground against the Eagles in the Week 12 matchup as Rashaad Penny gained 129 yards and a touchdown.

However, Penny suffered a knee injury and is done for the year. The team's leading back Chris Carson fractured his hip and is also done. The Seahawks brought Marshawn Lynch out of retirement and re-signed Robert Turbin to power the ground game.

No matter who is at running back, the Seahawks have Russell Wilson, who has never lost to the Eagles in four previous matchups although none have come in the postseason. Defensively, defensive end Jadeveon Clowney did not play in the first meeting for Seattle, but is back in the lineup. And while it may not be the Legion of Boom, the Seahawks still have plenty of defensive firepower with linebacker Bobby Wagner and defensive tackle Jarran Reed.

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