Philadelphia Eagles (4-7) at New England Patriots (10-1)
|Date & Time||Sunday December 6, 2015, 4:25 PM (EST)|
The Line: New England Patriots -9 -- Over/Under: 49
The Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots square off Sunday afternoon at Gillette Stadium.
The Philadelphia Eagles need to snap their three-game losing streak to get back in the NFC East race. Mark Sanchez is completing 64.8 percent of his passes for 616 yards, four touchdowns and four interceptions. Sanchez has four touchdown passes in his last two games. Jordan Matthews and Zach Ertz have combined for 1,019 receiving yards and three touchdowns while Brent Celek has 20 receptions. The Philadelphia Eagles ground game is averaging 114.5 yards per contest, and DeMarco Murray leads the way with 545 yards and four touchdowns. Defensively, Philadelphia is allowing 24.9 points and 379.5 yards per game. Malcolm Jenkins leads the Eagles with 72 tackles, Fletcher Cox has 5.5 sacks and Walter Thurmond III has three interceptions. Ryan Mathews, Josh Huff and Sam Bradford are questionable.
The New England Patriots have not lost back-to-back regular season games since September of 2012. Tom Brady is completing 65.2 percent of his passes for 3,600 yards, 28 touchdowns and four interceptions. Brady has six touchdown passes in his last three games. Rob Gronkowski and Danny Amendola have combined for 1,451 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns while Brandon LaFell has 21 receptions. The New England Patriots ground game is averaging 87.2 yards per contest, and LeGarrette Blount leads the way with 596 yards and six touchdowns. Defensively, New England is allowing 19.3 points and 349.6 yards per game. Patrick Chung leads the Patriots with 58 tackles, Chandler Jones has 10.5 sacks and Malcolm Butler has 12 pass deflections. Danny Amendola, Jamie Collins and Rob Gronkowski are questionable.
The Patriots don't lose back-to-back games and even with all of thier injuries, it's tough seeing this Eagles team give the Pats a run for their money. Philadelphia looks like a team that's given up on coach Chip Kelly and is already looking forward to the offseason.
While this is a lot of points to lay with a banged up team, New England will still find a way to win by double digits.