Philadelphia Eagles at Washington Redskins - 10/16/16 NFL Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Philadelphia Eagles (3-1) at Washington Redskins (3-2)
NFL Football: Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 1:00 pm (FedExField)
The Line: Washington Redskins +2.5 -- Over/Under: 44.5 See the Latest Odds
The Philadelphia Eagles head to FedEx Field to take on the Washington Redskins for an NFC divisional matchup in week 6 NFL action.
The Philadelphia Eagles fell to 1-3 with a narrow 24-23 defeat at the hands of the Detroit Lions. Carson Wentz completed 25 of his 33 pass attempts for 238 yards and a pair of touchdowns that were countered by throwing his first career interception. Darren Sproles and Ryan Mathews surprisingly saw quite the balanced workload out of the Eagles backfield, with Sproles logging 45 yards on 5 carries and 4 receptions for 23 yards while Mathews used his 11 carries to rack up 42 yards while catching 5 passes for 33 yards and a touchdown. Jordan Matthews led the Eagles receiving core with 4 receptions for 65 yards, however he also fumbled the ball which the Lions recovered. You rarely lose games when you hold opponents to under 250 yards of total offense, however that's where Philly found themselves after week 5. They managed to hold Matthew Stafford to a season low 180 yards passing, but also let him rack up 3 touchdowns on the day. The highlights for the Eagles D came by way of a trio of sacks from Bennie Logan, Vinny Curry and Fletcher Cox to go along with a Nigel Bradham fumble recovery.
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The Washington Redskins improved to 3-2 with what many would call an upset road win over the Baltimore Ravens by a score of 16-10. Kirk Cousins completed 29 of his 41 pass attempts for 260 yards and a touchdown that was negated by an interception. Matt Jones led a dismal performance from the Washington ground attack, leading the team with 14 carries for 31 yards. Pierre Garçon led the 'skins with 56 yards and the team's lone touchdown on 5 receptions while tight end Jordan Reed hauled in a team-high 8 passes for 53 yards of his own. On the defensive side of the ball, Washington allowed its fewest points in any game this season, holding the Ravens to 10 points and just over 300 yards of total offense. Washington also logged a pair of sacks courtesy of Ziggy Hood and Ryan Kerrigan to bring the team total to 11 on the season.
Philadelphia is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 vs. the NFC and 4-1 in their last 5 overall while the over is 6-0 in their last 6 games. Washington is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 division matchups and 3-12-3 ATS in their last 18 week 6 matchups while the over is 9-1 in their last 10 overall.
This is going to be the first real big test for Carson Wentz as a professional quarterback. Winning on the road is hard enough, not to mention a division game as a rookie. This should be a really good game, so getting points with the home team sounds good to me.
Take the Redskins and the points.