Philadelphia Eagles (10-2) at Los Angeles Rams (9-3)
|Date & Time||Sunday December 10, 2017, 4:25 PM (EST)|
The Line: Los Angeles Rams -2.5 -- Over/Under: 51
The Philadelphia Eagles and Los Angeles Rams meet Sunday in NFL action at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
The Philadelphia Eagles look to avoid back-to-back losses for the first time this season to keep chasing a top seed in the NFC. The Philadelphia Eagles have won three of their last four road games. Carson Wentz is completing 60.7 percent of his passes for 3,005 yards, 29 touchdowns and six interceptions. Wentz has two or more touchdown passes in seven of his last eight games. Alshon Jeffery and Zach Ertz have combined for 1,343 receiving yards and 14 touchdowns while Nelson Agholor has 40 receptions. The Philadelphia Eagles ground game is averaging 143.3 yards per contest, and LeGarrette Blount leads the way with 684 yards and two touchdowns. Defensively, Philadelphia is allowing 17.9 points and 293.2 yards per game. Nigel Bradham leads the Philadelphia Eagles with 63 tackles, Brandon Graham has 8.5 sacks and Jalen Mills has three interceptions.
The Los Angeles Rams look to win double-digit games for the first time since 2003 to inch closer to the top seed in the NFC. The Los Angeles Rams have won three straight home games. Jared Goff is completing 62.2 percent of his passes for 3,184 yards, 20 touchdowns and six interceptions. Goff has two or more touchdown passes in four of his last five games. Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp have combined for 1,368 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Todd Gurley II has 48 receptions. The Los Angeles Rams ground game is averaging 115.2 yards per contest, and Gurley leads the way with 939 yards and eight touchdowns. Defensively, Los Angeles is allowing 18.5 points and 334 yards per game. Mark Barron leads the Los Angeles Rams with 79 tackles, Aaron Donald has eight sacks and Lamarcus Joyner has three interceptions.
The Eagles are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 road games, 6-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. NFC and 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games overall. The Rams are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games in December, 4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. NFC and 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The Eagles are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 meetings, the favorite is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 meetings and the home team is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 meetings.
While everybody has been going crazy over the Eagles and the Vikings, the Los Angeles Rams have been quietly winning games with a balanced offense and a defense that's allowed 20 or less points in seven of their last eight games. I'm not ready to jump off the Philadelphia Eagles bandwagon after one loss, but they did look a little scared at times in Seattle, as the defense couldn't generate a pass rush against a poor offensive line and Wentz had issues with accuracy. It's not easy playing back-to-back road games in this league, and it's certainly not going to get any easier for the Eagles secondary with the way Goff is throwing the football. I like this to be the game where the Rams make a statement to the rest of the league and win this contest by a touchdown.