This feels more like a boxing match than an NFL game. The two teams we thought would battle for NFC East superiority all season meet in Week 6 on Sunday Night Football, and guess what the accompanying storylines are. The Philadelphia Eagles can finally begin re-establishing some dominance over the Dallas Cowboys. First place in the division is on the line, and if the Birds win, they enter their bye week with an unbeaten record.
The problem here is, if they lose, the narratives change dramatically. Then, we’re talking about how the Eagles were overhyped, how Dallas is for real, and about the Cowboys’ dominance in a rivalry that, as of late, has been pretty lopsided.
We expect an Eagles victory. Truly they’re the better team. Here are a few prop bets that can help you win personally if you’re looking to make a few pre-game wagers.
Eagles QB Jalen Hurts Anytime Touchdown Scorer (+115)
At this point, it’s hard not to jump on this one whenever you see it. Perhaps the best dual-threat quarterback not named Josh Allen, Patrick Mahomes, or Lamar Jackson, Jalen Hurts has a propensity for finding the end zone with his legs.
As a matter of fact, until proven otherwise, it’s hard to feel more confident that we’ll see him throw a TD pass than run for one. Through five games, he’s tossed four while running for six more (and he hasn’t thrown a TD pass in either of the past two games). This one feels pretty safe.
Miles Sanders’ Total Rushing Yards: Over 66.5 (-114)
While Miles Sanders didn’t reach the 66-yard rushing plateau in Week 5, he would have had his offensive coordinator Shane Steichen not determined that he would ignore his tailbacks in the game plan until Philadelphia had to run the ball on the final drive.
Steichen’s decision to throw more often than handing the ball off has been the only thing that can stop the Eagles running game. Then again, no one spends more time trying to figure out ways to get the ignored guys involved either.
Expect him to get the ball in Miles Sanders’ hands more often this time around because he didn’t utilize him very often last week. Sanders should reach 67 yards rushing as a result.
A.J. Brown Total Receiving Yards: Over 55.5 (-114)
While we’re on the subject of ignored offensive weapons, this would be a good time to bring up A.J. Brown. Last week, there seemed to be an attempt to feed DeVonta Smith the ball and get Quez Watkins more touches. As a result, A.J. caught three passes on the first drive and was barely thought about for the remainder of the contest.
That resulted in zero catches for the rest of the game. That won’t happen this week. The underutilized $100-million man still wound up with 32 yards receiving on the aforementioned three snags. He averages 15.6 yards per reception this season.
Look for a big day versus Dallas for Number 11 in green. Getting him the ball will be a huge point of emphasis. 56 yards receiving should be an easy ask.
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