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Seahawks 'not concerned' about Eagles' fast pace

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The Seattle Seahawks' defense is rounding into shape as the playoff push progresses, having allowed a combined six points over the past two weeks.

Seattle will face a wholly new challenge Sunday in the Philadelphia Eagles' fast-pace, high-flying offensive attack under Chip Kelly.

The Seahawks, however, aren't fretting about speed.

"We know that they'll go real fast, and we'll see how much they want to do that," Carroll said, per KIRO-AM. "We're not concerned about that, really. We practice like that all the time because you never know when a team is going to do it."

Carroll pointed out that they've faced the New England Patriots, who moved at an extremely fast pace in 2012 after Bill Belichick met with Kelly while the latter still coached at Oregon. The Denver Broncos are also a team that likes to move fast at times and the Legion of Boom has dispatched them twice in 2014.

"It doesn't change anything for us," Richard Sherman said of the pace. "We've dealt with tempo for a couple of years now. We've dealt with the Patriots' tempo, Denver a few times with their tempo. It doesn't change a thing for us. We play disciplined, sound football. It gives you more opportunities."

The biggest opportunity Sunday for Seattle would be earning a path toward a first-round playoff bye with a win.

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