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Eagles open as big underdogs to the Rams in Los Angeles

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A lopsided rematch?

NFL: Philadelphia Eagles at Los Angeles Rams Robert Hanashiro-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia Eagles are entering their rematch game against the Los Angles Rams as big underdogs. SB Nation’s odds page shows the Rams are favored by as much as 10.5 points in some places.

This marks the third time the Eagles are entering a game as underdogs during the 2018 season. The first time was when the Saints blew out the Eagles by a score of 48 to 7 in New Orleans. The second time was when the Cowboys beat Philadelphia in overtime last week.

One would think the Rams will be extra hyped for this game. The revenge angle is at play for them given how they lost to the Eagles at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum last season. The Rams will also be looking to get back on track after just losing to the Chicago Bears on Sunday Night Football.

Carson Wentz should have plenty of motivation in this one as well. He’s obviously returning to the scene where he suffered an ACL/LCL injury on December 10 last year. He’s also coming off a disappointing showing against Dallas, so he could really use a bounce back performance in this spot.

The feeling here is that Eagles might actually be able to cover. It shouldn’t be as hard to play in L.A. as it was in the Superdome. That being said, you still have to like the Rams’ chances against Philadelphia’s depleted defense. And it’s hard to trust this Eagles offense, which has only scored 28 first quarter points this year, to match the kind of points Sean McVay’s team can put up.

How are you feeling about this one?

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  • 48%
    Eagles +10.5
    (566 votes)
  • 51%
    Rams -10.5
    (600 votes)
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