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The Eagles opened as favorites against the Rams but that quickly changed

Home underdogs in Philly.

NFL: DEC 10 Eagles at Rams Photo by Chris Williams/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Hours after the Philadelphia Eagles blew a 17-point lead to the Washington Football Team, they opened as 2.5-point favorites against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 2.

It didn’t take long for that to change.

The line has since shifted to the Rams being 1.5-point road favorites. Clearly, a lot of bets were coming in on Los Angeles.

It’s not hard to bet against the Eagles right now. Carson Wentz was just so bad in Week 1 that it’s hard to have a lot of confidence in him. And now Philly’s banged up offensive line will be tasked with blocking Aaron Donald, who is an absolute animal.

Oh, and did I mention that the Eagles are already dealing with eleventy billion injuries?

On the positive side, the Eagles might be getting a little healthier. Lane Johnson said he’s going to start at right tackle and Miles Sanders could potentially make his 2020 NFL season debut at Lincoln Financial Field.

Sean McVay gets a lot of hype but we’ve seen Doug Pederson and Jim Schwartz outcoach him twice in as many meetings. And for as bad as Wentz was, it’s not like Jared Goff is lighting the world on fire considering he has an 83.2 passer rating through his last 25 starts.

There’s no doubt that the Eagles’ Week 1 loss was troubling and potentially a harbinger of more struggles. But if I know this team like I think I do, they’ll respond this week with their backs up against the wall. They surely can’t play as poorly as they did against the Football Team. Right?

Screw it, give me the points.


Which bet do you like more?

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  • 48%
    Rams -1.5
    (603 votes)
  • 51%
    Eagles +1.5
    (651 votes)
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