By Marc Lawrence — From this week’s PLAYBOOK Football Newsletter: Jacksonville: 5-0 $ as division home dogs … Dallas: McCarthy 0-8 $ L8 vs sub .250 foes … NY Giants: QB Jones 1-5 $ home vs non-division foes … Bears: 1-8 $ home off division game … Minnesota: 6-1 $ as a dog vs NFC South … Miami: 1-7 $ as home dogs off BB wins … Detroit: 1-11 $ vs division after facing division … NY Jets: 1-6 $ as road dogs more than 10 points.
Looking for a Key
ESPN’s NFL Nation of reporters points out the keys to every game, a bold prediction for each matchup and betting nuggets. On today’s NFL card: Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes has thrown for 31 touchdowns with two interceptions this season. The fewest interceptions in a season with at least 30 passing TDs is four. Miami is 18-6 ATS since its Week 5 bye last season, the best mark in the league over that time … The Giants are 8-2 ATS as an underdog this season with seven straight covers … Seattle is the seventh team since 2010 to be a double-digit favorite immediately after losing outright as a double-digit favorite. Each of the previous six covered … To read more on every game click here.
Let’s call the Eagles what they are: a 3-win unmitigated disaster. Their recent 4-game losing slide coincides with the fact that Philly has failed to score more than 17 points in any of those losses as they have now played in six straight UNDERS. Holy Norm Van Brocklin! Today, though, Sean Payton’s crew will be playing their third straight road game, and they’re only 33-65-3 ATS since 1990 in this role when coming off a win. A loss today will end Philadelphia’s hopes to claim the NFC East crown. Hold your nose and grab the points.