#11: Philadelphia Eagles +3.5
Philly is coming into this one having looked pretty good so far. They dominated against the Falcons against week 1, and played better than the final score indicates last week against the Niners. Philly outgained 49ers 6.0 YPP to 4.5, yet only put up 11 points. Look at this sequence on their last 3 drives of the 1st half:
- 11 Plays / 53 yards à FG
- 10 Plays / 54 yards à Blocked FG attempt
- 6 plays / 94 yards à TO on downs (1st and Goal from the 1 and failed to convert)
Niners did a good job of grinding out yards and drives, holding the ball for 10 more minutes (35 vs 25) and holding Philly to only 55 plays. I don’t see the Cowboys doing that tonight. Defensively, they’re not on the same level, and are missing a number of key players there. Plus facing off against a mobile QB like Hurts is going to add additional challenges. I expect Philly to move the ball in this one and thus they’ll keep it close. I’ll grab the underdog with more than a FG in a divisional matchup tonight.