Philadelphia Eagles versus Colts: Week 11 Odds, Prediction

Matt Ryan #2, Jeff Saturday (R), Indianapolis Colts (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Matt Ryan #2, Jeff Saturday (R), Indianapolis Colts (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) /

Almost everything changes in the NFL at some point. Pro football’s mighty franchises tend to stay rooted in one area, but players and coaches switch locations all of the time. We spent most of our spring and summer believing that the Philadelphia Eagles‘ Week 11 game would showcase second-year head coach Nick Sirianni in a duel versus the man that he was tutored by as an assistant, former Birds offensive coordinator Frank Reich. Instead, Nick and his staff will match wits with Jeff Saturday’s Indianapolis Colts as we embark on the second game of his head-coaching era.

We’ll be honest. We wouldn’t have wagered on that being the case back in May. Here’s what we will place a few chips on. Despite this one being on the road and despite a flat showing by the Birds in Week 10, we’re fairly confident that Philadelphia is on a collision course with their ninth victory of the season and another checkmark in the win column.

Philadelphia Eagles versus Indianapolis Colts Odds Week 11

According to the oddsmakers at FanDuel, the Philadelphia Eagles are favored by 7.5 points. The moneyline stands at -355 for Philly compared to +285 for the Colts. The OVER/UNDER is set at 44.5 points.

Philadelphia Eagles versus Indianapolis Colts Week 11 Prediction

Both teams field talented players. Still, with ten weeks in our rearview mirror, we’d be willing to bet (pun intended) that most would value the Eagles as the better team here (even after their Week 10 home loss.

They’re a legitimate Super Bowl contender. The Colts, on the other hand, would be on the outside of the playoff bracket if the postseason began today.

Admittedly, Indianapolis looked much better in Week 10 than they have looked in a while, but this is still a flawed football team. Matt Ryan isn’t the Matt Ryan that he was five years ago, and even though Jonathan Taylor is one of the NFL’s best running backs, he plays the game’s most punishing position. It appears, at times, that the beating is taking its toll. Still, after witnessing what we all saw on Monday Night, no one that loves the Birds is excited about the prospect of facing Taylor in Week 11.

To make a long story short, the Colts are decent on defense from a talent perspective, but they aren’t good enough on that side of the ball to keep the Eagles’ offensive attack in check. The only team that can beat Philly’s offense is Philly (with bad playcalling and self-inflicted wounds).

When Indianapolis is operating on offense, they won’t be able to keep pace on the scoreboard. A refocused Philadelphia Eagles team gets the win here in Week 11 after a quick reset. Final score: Eagles 31, Colts 20

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