Okay ladies and gents. It’s well documented that I haven’t been having the greatest year thus far with respect to bets on the Eagles. Vegas has made a LOT of money on people like me that have been riding them all year long and hoping they’d get it together. I’m off to a 1-3-1 start, and it’s time for both myself and the Eagles to turn things around.
This week, the Eagles visit the division-leading Redskins in our nation’s capital. Everybody and their mother knows that the talented Eagles squad has been underachieving all year. As such, the sure-handed Redskins have been able to make good on Rex Grossman’s promise that they would win the divison, at least so far. The Redskins have been playing smart football and stingy defense. The Eagles have been playing sloppy football and careless defense with no intentions of changing their scheme.
Despite all of this, I’m taking the Eagles this week. The division leaders are a 1.5 pt. underdog at home, and the whole country is wondering why. It’s because — despite the Eagles’ shortcomings thus far — the Eagles are the superior team and they have the talent to blow a team out on any given week. If you were going to bet on the Eagles in any game this season, this is the one week where you can afford to do it. Their coach has been called out by the fans and the media all week, and players have taken a defend-this-house approach while standing up for their leader. If the Birds want to have any chance at making a run at turning this season around, it has to start this week. If they get off to a 1-5 start, they may as well pack it in and play for a draft pick. This is the week to take them, and if they lose, I will be betting against them every single week from here on out.
Play of the week is the Eagles on the Moneyline, -125.