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December 1, 2014 at 9:59 AM

Seahawks Monday links and notes: Eagles favored by a point Sunday

Maybe being an underdog suits the Seahawks.

Seattle ended up officially a 1.5-point underdog at the 49ers Thusday and we saw what happened.

The Seahawks again open this week as a 1-point underdog at Philadelphia for Sunday’s 1 p.m. Seattle time game (so 4 p.m. in Philadelphia), according to VegasInsider.com.

Seattle was an underdog during the regular season only once last year, at San Francisco, but has been an underdog — depending on which sports book you look at, anyway — for three of the last four games. Seattle was a pick ’em for the Kansas City game, according to VegasInsider, but a point or two underdog at other places.

Seattle was also a 2.5-point underdog for the Super Bowl.

Hard to know if the spread will move much for this one, or what, as Seattle and Philadelphia look like maybe two of the three best teams in the NFC right now, along with Green Bay.

Seattle has won its last two against the spread and is now 6-6.

As for the team, today is officially a day off for the players — they are taking Monday off instead of Tuesday to allow for a longer break from the game on Thursday. But coach Pete Carroll will meet the media this afternoon for his usual Monday press conference. We’ll have full coverage of that later, though the good news for the Seahawks is that no new health issues appeared to emerge from the game. But we’ll get updates on the likes of Max Unger and Jeremy Lane and pass those along.

For now, here are a few other links. …

— ProFootballTalk says the NFL doesn’t know what to do about Marshawn Lynch’s current media stance.

— The New York Post notes that Russell Wilson and Richard Sherman didn’t play along with NBC’s attempts to get them to trash talk the 49ers.

— NJ.com with a look at the Eagles’ high snap counts.

Jeremy Maclin, the third-most targeted receiver in the NFL, will now face off against Richard Sherman (some of the time, anyway).

Chip Kelly says the Seahawks will be a really big test.

— The Eagles have won 10 in a row at home.

— Eagles defensive end Fletcher Cox will be a challenge for Seattle.

— The San Jose Mercury News offers a breakdown of the NFC playoff picture.

— Looking more and more like there won’t be any games flexed to Sunday night (meaning all of Seattle’s game times would remain the same).

— Dallas holds a head-to-head tiebreaker on Seattle but is in dire straits¬†for the playoffs otherwise.

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