Philadelphia Eagles vs. Washington Redskins Pick, Odds, Prediction 11/17/13
Washington Redskins (3-6) at Philadelphia Eagles (5-5)
NFL Football: Sunday, November 17, 2013 at 1:00 pm (Lincoln Financial Field)
The Line: Philadelphia Eagles -3 -- Over/Under: 51 See the Latest Odds
The Philadelphia Eagles and the Washington Redskins face off on Sunday in Philadelphia in a huge NFL game in the NFC East.
The Philadelphia Eagles have been a mixed bag this season but they seem to have figured some things out and have their offense rolling. The Eagles are averaging 25.2 points and 413.4 yards per game and the past two games it has been bombs away in the passing game. Nick Foles has completed 63.2 percent of his passes for 16 touchdowns without an interception. LeSean McCoy has rushed for 932 yards and three touchdowns and he has 30 receptions. DeSean Jackson has 54 catches and seven touchdowns and Riley Cooper has 28 catches with seven of them going for touchdowns. Defensively the Eagles are still struggling allowing 24.4 points and 417 yards per game and they are plus two in turnover ratio. DeMeco Ryans has 89 tackles, Mychal Kendricks has 68 tackles, and Nate Allen has 61 tackles. The Eagles are right in the mix for the NFC East title as they are tied a top the standings.
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The Washington Redskins don’t look much like the playoff team they were a season ago and it is only because of a soft NFC East that they are even still alive in the playoff picture. The Redskins offense is averaging 25.6 points and 410.4 yards per game but they are coming off of a bad loss to the Minnesota Vikings in what should have been a very winnable game. Robert Griffin III has competed 60.8 percent of his passes with 12 touchdowns and eight interceptions and he has rushed for 301 yards. Alfred Morris leads the ground attack with 825 yards and five touchdowns. Pierre garcon has 61 receptions and Jordan Reed has 44 but the offense hasn’t been the real issue for the Washington. The Redskins defense allows 31.9 points and 388.6 yards per game but they are dead even in turnover ratio. Perry Riley has 71 tackles, London Fletcher has 67 tackles, and Ryan Kerrigan has 6.5 sacks. Washington doesn’t seem to have as many key injuries as most teams so their issues lie elsewhere.
Philadelphia is 8-17-1 against the spread in their last 26 games, 5-20-1 against the spread in their last 26 home games, and 0-5 against the spread in their last five home games against a team with losing road record. Washington is 12-4 against the spread against the NFC East, 3-7 against the spread in their last 10 games, and 1-4 against the spread in their last five road games. The road team has covered the spread in seven of the last nine meetings of these two.
The Redskins have the extra days of preparation for this one but the Eagles have been the better team and as bad as the home team has been against the number in this series I am still going with the Eagles.