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The Eagles are coming off a huge victory at Green Bay last Thursday, and they’ll try to keep the momentum in this home meeting with the Jets. The 13.5-point spread indicates that Philadelphia should come away with the victory, but there’s plenty of room for New York to lose and still cover in this one. The Eagles will likely remain thin in the secondary due to injuries, but facing third-string quarterback Luke Falk of the Jets could help alleviate the pressure on those replacements.
The Jets are facing several injury battles themselves, despite coming off a bye last weekend. We’ll need to keep an eye on the status of quarterback Sam Darnold, who hasn’t been officially ruled out as of Friday morning. He’s highly questionable while still dealing with mono, and the current lines account for him to remain sidelined. That makes for an uphill battle for the Jets, who are also dealing with injuries to their offensive line and defensive front seven.
- Opening Lines: The spread opened at Eagles -14, but fell by half of a point. The total also marginally dropped after opening at 44.
- Current Line: Eagles -13.5 at FanDuel Sportsbook
- O/U: 43.5 at FanDuel Sportsbook
- Location: Lincoln Financial Field – Philadelphia, PA
- Start Time: 1:00pm ET
- Television: CBS
- Last Meeting: September 27, 2015 – Eagles defeated Jets 24-17 in New York
The Jets came into this season with plenty of optimism after signing a new head coach along with All-Pro running back Le’Veon Bell. However, that excitement has been short-lived due to injuries and inconsistent overall play. There’s a chance the Jets come out swinging with a few wrinkles to their gameplan after having some extra time off, but will that be enough to cover the spread?
Meanwhile, the Eagles are flying high after last week’s upset victory, and they’ve had some extra time (played last Thursday) to prepare as well. That could help Philadelphia retain focus instead of overlooking this date with a lesser opponent. Sure, there are plenty of questions in the Eagles’ secondary, but a top-notch pass rush and one of the strongest run defenses (3.2 YPC) in the league will help cover those vulnerabilities. That’s bad news for the Jets, who will try to lean on Bell to move the offense.
- The Jets are 1-4-1 ATS in their last six games.
- The Jets have gone 5-2 to the under over their past seven games.
- The Eagles have gone 12-8 to the under at home over the past two years.
- The Eagles are 1-3 ATS on the season.
Robby Anderson OVER (?) Receiving Yards
This player prop hasn’t been set at the time of article construction, as we are waiting to receive definitive word on quarterback Sam Darnold’s status. Regardless if Darnold plays or not, I’m expecting Anderson to have a solid performance against a beat-up Philadelphia secondary. His player prop should hover around 50-55 receiving yards, and I’ll be looking towards the over in that scenario. Game flow should have the Jets dropping back to pass in order to keep pace, and Anderson could easily pile up some garbage numbers in this advantageous draw.
It finally looks like the Eagles are settling into their form as a contender, as many people expected before the season started. Carson Wentz and his receivers are brimming with confidence, and it seems that Philadelphia has found a workhorse running back in Jordan Howard — which will help stabilize the offense, sustain drives, and enable the Eagles to pull away.
Pick: Eagles -13.5 at FanDuel Sportsbook
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