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Seahawks-Eagles: By the numbers

We're only 24 hours away from the Eagles hosting the Seattle Seahawks at Lincoln Financial Field in the Wild Card Round of the playoffs. Here are some interesting facts and figures about the two teams from both a historical standpoint as well as relating to the matchup on November 17.

4: The Eagles are one of only four NFL teams to have qualified for the playoffs in each of the past three seasons, along with Kansas City, New England, and New Orleans.

.735: Including playoffs, the Eagles have the second-best winning percentage at home (25-9, .735) since Doug Pederson took over as head coach in 2016.

14-6: Since 2017, quarterback Carson Wentz has the third-best win percentage at home behind only New England's Tom Brady (20-4) and New Orleans' Drew Brees (17-4). In that span, Wentz completed 66.8 percent of his pass attempts for 5,277 yards, 40 touchdowns, and only eight interceptions for a 102.2 passer rating.

10: The Seahawks won 10 one-score games, becoming just the second team in NFL history (1978 Houston Oilers) to accomplish the feat.

400: Over the final quarter of the season, the Eagles produced at least 400 yards of total offense in every game of a four-or-more-game win streak for just the second time in team history. The first was a five-game streak in 1953.

8-1: Seattle was 8-1 when winning the turnover battle this season. The Seahawks had a +12 turnover differential in 2019, tied for the third-best mark in the league.

18.7: The Eagles allowed just 18.7 points per game in the second half of the season, good for fifth in the league (first in the NFC) behind Baltimore (14.0),

2.0: Since 2017, Carson Wentz averages 2.0 touchdown passes per game. In the NFC, Seattle's Russell Wilson is the only quarterback to average more (2.1).

90.1: The Eagles ranked third in the NFL in rushing yards allowed per game with 90.1, trailing only Tampa Bay (73.8) and the New York Jets (86.9).

6: Seattle's Marshawn Lynch has six career 100-yard rushing games in the playoffs.

66.7: The Eagles had the third-best red zone offense in the league, scoring a touchdown 66.7 percent of the time (36 of 54 opportunities). Only Tennessee (75.6 percent) and Baltimore (67.2 percent) fared better. Meanwhile, the Seahawks' red zone defense was 26th in the NFL (61.5 percent).

45.4: The Eagles ranked fourth in the league in third-down offense (45.4 percent, 104 of 229). Only Kansas City (47.6 percent), Baltimore (47.1 percent), and Dallas (47.1 percent) were better.

159: Seattle linebacker Bobby Wagner led the NFL in tackles this season.

27.5: No team forced three-and-outs at a higher rate than the Eagles' defense in 2019. Fifty-two of the 189 drives (27.5 percent) against the Eagles resulted in a three-and-out. That rate was even higher (33.3 percent) during the team's four-game win streak to end the regular season.

31-8: Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is 31-8 following an in-season loss in his career, the best record by any NFL quarterback since the 1970 merger.

25: The Seahawks forced 25 fumbles this season (recovered 16). The Eagles fumbled the ball four times and lost three of them in the Week 12 matchup.

8.5: Brandon Graham, named an additional captain for the playoffs, led the Eagles with 8.5 sacks, the second most of his NFL career. Graham is now fifth on the team's all-time list with 51 for his career.

28: The Seahawks generated just 28 total sacks this season, tied for next to last in the NFL. The Seahawks' seven third-down sacks were, indeed, the fewest in the league.

5.8: Rookie sensation Miles Sanders had the third-most scrimmage yards per touch among all NFL running backs who had at least 200 touches with 5.8, behind Los Angeles' Austin Ekeler (6.9) and Carolina's Christian McCaffrey (5.9).

85.6: The Seahawks' opponent passer rating of 85.6 was the ninth lowest in the league this season.

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