Because of a rash of Accidents, the Philadelphia Eagles Seem like the NFL Choice for Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions.
The Detroit Lions (1-0-1 SU, 1-1 ATS) are undefeated throughout the first two matches of the season. That is pretty good, right? The Lions looked just like a poor team coming into 2019, and as stated by the DVOA stats in Football Outsidersthey are what we believed that they wereNo. 14 overall in efficacy.
That is only four spots behind the Philadelphia Eagles (1-1 SU, 0-2 ATS), mind you. And with all the injuries Philadelphia have endured, we are actually going to put the Lions in our NFL picks for Sunday’s matchup (1:00 p.m. ET, FOX). Too bad they are down from +8 at the start to +6.5 at the time, though. Timing is all.
This could have been among the lines in the Week 3 NFL odds board if it had not been for those injuries. Here Is What the projections need to say:
FiveThirtyEight: Philadelphia –6
Jeff Sagarin: Detroit –0.28, 44.88 total
Waitwhat? Jeff Sagarin’s figures in The USA Now appear to be around the map for this particular contest — we are using his overall Rating here, however for the most part, his projections like the Lions to win straight-up by a hair. That does talk to the issues Philadelphia has experienced on defense, problems we saw at last week’s 24-20 loss to the Atlanta Falcons (+1 in the home).
Things will probably get worse. DT Timmy Jernigan struck his foot from Atlanta a injury was endured by DT Malik Jackson and has been lost for the period later. And the crime is in trouble: whilst TE Dallas Goedert and WR Alshon Jeffery are iffy at best for Sunday with calf strains WR DeSean Jackson is out two weeks with an abdominal strain.
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