PHILLY over Baltimore by 6
For the Eagles, there are must-win games and there are must-win games. THIS is a must-win game. We can’t put it any plainer than that.
Somehow sitting atop the NFC East at 1-2-1 this season, Philly knows Dallas is a wakeup call away from breathing down their necks.
They’ll turn to the sanctity of Lincoln Financial Field where they are 5-1 SUATS at home under Doug Pederson versus non-division foes coming off consecutive wins.
In addition, the green birds are 10-2 SUATS in Game Six of the season the past dozen years, including 5-0 SUATS when coming off a SUATS loss.
Meanwhile, the Ravens fly in on name and reputation behind an offense that ranks No. 24 overall in the loop, averaging a mere 339 YPG.
THE CLINCHER: The Eagles are 5-0 SUATS at home in the first of three consecutive home games
Chicago over CAROLINA 4
If the season ended last week, the Panthers would be one of the first No. 7 seeds to earn a playoff spot (along with the Raiders).
New head coach Matt Rhule has instilled a winning attitude in Carolina and it’s paying dividends as his troops enter on a 3-game win skein – upset wins all.
However, the Cats are only 4-10-1 ATS as favorites versus NFC North opposition, including 1-5 ATS when coming off a win of 7-plus points. Enter the Bears.
Our well-oiled machine cements the call noting that NFL favorites, coming off consecutive SU underdog wins, are 8-17-2 ATS since 1996, including 3-14-1 ATS in non-division contests.
With Chicago now firmly entrenched with Nick Foles at quarterback, you know what to do.