Lions at Eagles: Week 3 Preview and Prediction

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By: Julio Olmo

The Philadelphia Eagles are much more than your standard home favorites, but have some pretty significant concerns heading into the game against Detroit.

Key Points

  •  The Eagles’ offensive unit could be without the services of DeSean Jackson and Alshon Jeffery. Add that to a slow-starting offense, which has generated just 10 first half points in two games.

  •  Also add in a defensive unit, which has generated zero sacks and a leaky secondary. You could understand one’s concern…That’s the bad news!

Good News?

  • They are playing the Detroit Lions.

The Lions have not looked terrible through their first two games, but they have not looked great by any means either.

They blew a 24-6 lead they had on the Arizona Cardinals in a road game which ended up in a tied, then turned around and beat a very decent Los Angeles Chargers team at home 13-10.

Let me put all the preceding information in “Gambling Language” context, so it is a lot more simple to understand.

The Eagles opened as a significant 7.5 point home favorite – currently dropping to 6.5, against the Lions.

They are 1-1 through their first two games of 2019 season, but they are 0-2 against the spread.

The Eagles failed to cover as 10-point home favorites in a Week 1 victory over the Washington Redskins and lost to the Atlanta Falcons outright as 2-point road favorites in Week 2.

My first impression is that the Philadelphia Eagles are getting too much respect here, so taking the under in this contest would be the prudent thing to do.

I can feel our gambling guru-fantasy football genius, Rico “Show Me The Money” Graziano’s nod of approval and pad on my shoulder already…

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Player To Watch?

  • Matt Stafford

  • Stafford has a below .500 career record as a starting NFL quarterback, but he is due for big game.

Who wins?

  • In spite all of the concerns plaguing Philadelphia right now, Detroit is eminently beatable.

  • Eagles 17 Lions 14.


Carson Wentz had to know that this was coming…

“Can Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz avoid being the next Matt Stafford?” | Columnist Bob Ford – The Philadelphia Inquirer

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