Carson Wentz and the Philadelphia Eagles are struggling to score one season after they used an explosive offense to win the first Super Bowl title in franchise history. Still, though, Philly is putting more points on the board than the rebuilding New York Giants are right now.
Will Philly finally get back to the high-scoring play we saw from them last season or will New Your be able to put some points of their own on the board after a bit of a breakout performances this past weekend?
Thursday Night Football: Philadelphia Eagles at New York Giants
🏈: Philadelphia Eagles (2-3) at New York Giants (1-4)
⏰: Sun. Oct 7, 2018, 4:25 PM ET
🏟️: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA
📺: FOX, DTV: 716
🎰: Philadelphia Eagles -3 -105 | -155 | O 44½ -110
Philadelphia Eagles (2-3)
The Philadelphia Eagles (2-3 O/U) put 15 points on the board in the fourth quarter, but it was a case of too little too late as the Birds fell to Minnesota 23-21 on Sunday. The game’s final score played Under the 48-point total as the Eagles continued their season-long trend of alternating Over and Under outcomes.
Philadelphia was held to six points through three quarters and the Birds are averaging an uninspiring 20.6 points per game to rank 25th in scoring. The good news for the Eagles is that they’ve been solid defensively in limiting the opposition to just 20.8 points per game to rank eighth in points allowed.
“Penalties and turnovers…unwanted turnovers and a lot of those are happening in the red zone,” head coach Doug Pederson said. “They’re self-inflicted and those are things that we have to correct in a big-time hurry.”
New York Giants (1-4)
Even in defeat, the Giants (2-3 O/U) can take some solace in the fact that they played very well before losing an absolute heartbreaker.
You see, New York broke the 30-point plateau for the first time in two seasons a week ago in their 33-31 loss at Carolina. The Panthers were lifted to victory on Graham Gano’s career-long 63-yard field goal after New York capped off a game-saving drive with a touchdown grab by running back Saquon Barkley with 1:05 left in regulation.
“I’m proud of everything we showed today,” said enigmatic wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr.. “We just came up short.”
The game’s final score played well Over the game’s 43.5-point total as New York moved to 2-1 O/U over their last three games. Barkley, the No. 2 overall pick in this year’s draft out of Penn State, had 48 rushing yards on 15 carries while adding 81 receiving yards and two scores in the heartbreaking loss.
Expert Pick and Prediction
I’m going to get right to the point by saying the Over looks like an absolute lock from my perspective. The Over is 5-0 in the last five meetings between these longtime NFC East divisional rivals and an identical 5-0 in the last five meetings between these two when they meet in the Big Apple.
I like the fact that New York put 30 on the board against a pretty solid Carolina defense last weekend and I believe Philly is going to break out of their offensive slump at any moment. The Over is 20-7 in Philly’s last 27 road games against a team with a losing home record, 11-4 in Eagles last 15 games against their NFC East division rivals and 19-7 in their last 26 road games. The Over is 4-0 in New York last 4 games after scoring more than 30 points in their previous game and 4-1 in their last 5 Thursday night games. Keep it simple and play the Over 44 total points!
Predicted Score: Eagles 28 Giants 24