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The Philadelphia Eagles return home to the friendly confines of Lincoln Financial Field after securing a 44-6 win against the worst team in the NFL, the Detroit Lions. It’s easy to dismiss the lopsided victory, but there were some encouraging signs for Birds backers. The defense brought a ton of pressure, generating six sacks and a defensive touchdown. On the offensive end, the OL imposed their will and racked up a season-high 236 yards on the ground.
The Los Angeles Chargers (4-3) are on a two-game losing streak and stand in desperate need of a win. Justin Herbert, a pre-season MVP candidate, has not fared well in the past two games, committing costly turnovers and struggling against pressure. The Chargers are a slight favorite to win as a two-point favorite according to WynnBET.
Key Defensive Matchup
The middle of the field has been a nightmare for the Eagles’ defense. Even in the blowout loss. Lions’ TE TJ Hockenson secured 10 catches for 89 yards. Chargers TE Jared Cook could be a factor as well as RB Austin Ekeler catching passes out of the backfield. The Eagles will need to pressure Herbert and have their LBs make tackles in the open field.
Key Offensive Matchup
The Chargers defense ranks 32nd in one metric, so you’d imagine the Eagles will come in with another run-heavy game plan. However, Nick Sirianni’s newfound love affair with the rush attack could be tested if the Eagles get down early. The Birds need to continue a balanced approach and not ask too much of their young QB Jalen Hurts.
I think this could be an incredibly close game, but I’m going with PHI +2 & OVER 50 points. A game-winning field goal could decide this and I want to be on the side getting the free points.
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