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Giants DraftKings Week 16 prop bets: Eagles over - Big Blue View
Boston Scott: Anytime TD (+330). Scott has played eight career games against the Giants — and scored 10 combined touchdowns. He has scored at least one touchdown in every one of those games. Because of this trend, the Eagles seemingly play him in the red zone against the Giants. [...] Giants: Will not record a sack (+550). The Eagles’ offensive line is not what it was last year in terms of pressure allowed, but they’re still tied for 10th in allowing 2.4 sacks per game. the same mark as in 2022 (although they ranked 18th in that category last year). The Giants have been held without a sack in five games this season, and they rank 31st in the NFL with 1.7 sacks per game. The implied probability of +550 is 15.4%, while the Giants have been held without a sack in 35.7% of their games. Good odds.

Why sportsbooks need Eagles running back Boston Scott’s touchdown streak vs. Giants to end - NY Post
FanDuel tells The Post that massive amounts of money have come in on the Eagles’ usual third-string back. “The book is hoping that Boston Scott’s dominance vs. the Giants comes to an end this week as he is by far the most popular Anytime Touchdown Scorer bet this week,” a FanDuel spokesperson told The Post. “He has scored a touchdown in every game he has played vs the Giants in his career, and the book needs that streak to end on Christmas.”

The airing of Eagles grievances - BGN
Darius Slay get off of Twitter. You come across as someone who doesn’t really care about anything other than how you played and how other cornerbacks around the league play. We don’t want to see you tweeting after a loss when the game ended minutes and not hours ago. We don’t want to see you RTing a 49ers player after getting blown out by them. We do not give a shit about what you think about Daron Bland. Maybe Matt Patricia was right about you.

Above the Nest with Raichele #99: Giants players to watch against the Birds Week 16 + Injury Reports - BGN Radio
Raichele Privette shares some Giants players to watch on Christmas Day against the Eagles in addition to running through both teams Thursday and Friday injury reports.

Eagles’ Brandon Smith has a ‘vast skillset’ and could be the next linebacker to step up as injuries continue - Inquirer
Whenever Brandon Smith feels stressed while at work, the Eagles linebacker understands he has an outlet accessible to him at all times. His phone’s background displays a recently-taken portrait of his five-month-old son, Astro. Smith often peers at his phone whenever he needs a reason to smile. This can occur anytime, anywhere throughout the day — between team meetings, during rest periods of his weight lifting sessions, while in the cafeteria or players’ lounge. Life on the practice squad can be unnerving for the former Penn State standout. But Smith, who joined the Eagles in mid-October, said he’s grateful for his experience the past two months.

Spadaro: Locker room is buzzing, looking to get back to winning ways vs. Giants - PE.com
A.J. Brown: Balancing football and family. The Eagles’ standout wide receiver says the week “has been locked in and focused” and that has “been doing everything I can to make this my best week ever.” A win on Monday would sure help that. “We need that taste back,” Brown said. “Losing in Seattle was rough for us and it stung, but sometimes you need that to find out about the guys around you, about what they are made of. And what I’ve seen is that this is a team that has gotten back to work. That’s all you can do.” Brown has some young children and he will make sure to dote on them on Monday morning before heading to Lincoln Financial Field for the game against New York. “Early morning with them and I will be locked in,” he said. “I will get to the stadium in plenty of time, all ready to go. We’re all putting the work in, hoping it all comes together for us on Monday. Those couple of hours with the kids on Christmas, I’ll be with them all the way. The moment I walk out the door, it’s all football.”

Dallas Cowboys LT Tyron Smith declared out with back injury, Chuma Edoga to start against Dolphins - Blogging The Boys
On Saturday it was reported that Dallas Cowboys left tackle Tyron Smith will miss the team’s Week 16 trip to Miami with a back injury. He is not traveling with the team this weekend but there is optimism he will return next Saturday when Dallas hosts the Detroit Lions. Chuma Edoga will get the start in Smith’s place. This will be the fourth game that Smith has missed in 2023. He was out for two weeks earlier in the year, the loss to Arizona and the victory over the Patriots. He also sat out the Week 8 victory over the Rams. He has missed at least three games every season since 2016, but so far this has been his healthiest year since 2020.

The case for and against Sam Howell remaining Commanders’ QB - ESPN
Yes, it can work against Howell, as well. A new staff could determine that Daniels — or Michael Penix Jr., or another quarterback — offers the best fit to grow in their scheme. Or that a rookie has a higher ceiling. Or, perhaps, the Commanders could attempt to acquire one of the top two picks and select either Williams or Maye. Washington owns five picks among the first 100, having added a second- and third-round pick at the trade deadline. If Chicago ends up with the top pick, courtesy of Carolina, and wants to stick with Justin Fields at quarterback, then there probably will be competition for that spot. In that case, Reid said picking one of the top two passers would make the most sense. He said he had Howell as a late second-round pick in 2022. He has both Williams and Maye rated much higher. “The gap is significant,” Reid said. “Both of them can be transcendent franchise quarterback types. Sam is an Andy Dalton type, top 15-20 starter at his peak. When Andy had his run, [the Bengals] made the playoffs. He was a playoff quarterback. So that’s not a shot at Sam. I’m trying to envision what he could be at his peak. He can still attain that ceiling, but [Williams and Maye] are a different type of prospect.” Spielman said, thinking as an organization, “If we believe we have a shot at Caleb Williams or Drake Maye and those guys will get you to the Super Bowl, then I don’t know if you can pass on them regardless of how you feel about him.”

Our expert NFL picks for Week 16 of 2023 - SB Nation
There’s only three weeks remaining in the NFL regular season and it’s a mad dash to the playoffs. This season has given us a whole lot of stinkers, but Week 16 is the league’s holiday gift to us. The schedule has toss-up games across the board, but really there are two certified bangers to circle this week: Cowboys vs. Dolphins and Ravens vs. 49ers. Dallas is trying to avoid what’s become inevitable in their recent history: Melting down right when things get important. Meanwhile Miami look, at times, like the most dominant team in the NFL — but they’re yet to beat anyone with a winning record. This game will be fascinating to watch, and likely prove which of these teams is a pretender as we approach the playoffs.

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