THE EAGLES were piping in the recorded noise, practicing in their bubble this week, to prepare for Seattle - how strange was it that on the day of the continuation of Game 5 of the World Series, the Eagles were indoors and the Phils were outdoors?

This is a long trip to a loud stadium, and the Seahawks, who have been banged up, probably aren't as bad as some of their losses would indicate. But Seattle has only beaten St. Louis and San Francisco. Unless A.J. Feeley or Mike McMahon unexpectedly takes the reins and starts throwing to Lofa Tatupu, this should be as comfortable a win as the Eagles have had since their opener.

Yeah, Seattle is 8-1 in its last nine against the NFC East. How many of those games were played this season, by these Seattle players? One. A 44-6 loss at the Giants.


Eagles 30, Seahawks 20. *