Philadelphia Eagles vs. New York Jets Pick-Odds-Prediction - 8/28/14
New York Jets (2-1) at Philadelphia Eagles (1-2)
NFL Football: Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 7:00 pm (Lincoln Financial Field)
The Line: Philadelphia Eagles -3 -- Over/Under: 43.5 See the Latest Odds
The New York Jets travel to Lincoln Financial to face the Philadelphia Eagles in week four of the preseason.
The New York Jets dropped their first game of the preseason in a 35-24 decion to the visiting New York Giants. For the sake of argument the starters won the first half 10-7 but the backups were smashed 28-14 over the final two quarters. Geno Smith was effective with 137 passing yards and a touchdown while adding 17 yards on the ground. Matt Simms was also effective with 106 yards and a score while Chris Ivory and Chris Johnson combined for 92 yards on 15 carries to lead the rushing game. On paper the Jets dominated just about all areas but the scoreboard which got out of control in the second half.
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With the starters playing the first half the Philadelphia Eagles dominated the Pittsburgh Steelers 17-0 through two quarters on the way to 31-21 victory. Nick Foles threw for 129 yards with a touchdown and Interception with Mark Sanchez throwing for another 85 yards. Henry Josey and Matthew Tucker added 46 and 48 yards on the ground as everything Philadelphia did seemed to work very well. Even the reserves moved the ball and when the smoke had cleared the Eagles amassed a 489-302 advantage in total yards. As impressive asthe offense was the defense was solid all around after getting blasted in consecutive outings.
I expect Philadelphia to be favored and the line could be inflated after their easy win versus Pittsburgh. I'm more anxious to see who shines for the Eagles then the score so I could be looking at the Jets if the line is big enough so please check back when the number is released...