The New York Jets stink, and that was on full display last week as the Philadelphia Eagles took full advantage.
Eagles vs. Jets: Betting breakdown
The Eagles won by a final score of 31-6, which more than covered the closing spread of Eagles minus-14.
The over/under of 44.5 did not hit, but that will happen when one team can only score six points.
You would have been foolish to have bet on the Jets who were missing starting quarterback Sam Darnold and had yet to win a game this season.
The Eagles moved on to 3-2 and the Jets fell to 0-4.
What worked for the Eagles?
Heading into the game, we were looking to see if Zach Ertz would find the endzone for the first time this season, and if running back Jordan Howard could build on his strong start to the season.
Both of those things happened, as Ertz had five catches for 57 yards and a touchdown, and Howard had 62 yards rushing and a touchdown.
Quarterback Carson Wentz threw for 189 yards and a touchdown on 17 of 29 passing.
When you look at the numbers and offensive stats, you may be confused why the game was so lopsided. You can thank the Eagles defense for that!
Jets quarterback Luke Falk looked terrible as he threw two interceptions and fumbled twice. One of his interceptions and a fumble were taken back for
touchdowns. The Eagles defense had a feast, and we’re not even close to Thanksgiving yet.
Despite his 88 total yards, the Eagles held Jets running back Le’Veon Bell in check. He didn’t get into the end zone, and really could not get anything going on the ground or through the air.
Darnold eventually coming back will be big for him, but the Eagles defense did a good job of slowing down the only thing worth noting on the offensive side of the ball for the Jets.
What’s next for the Eagles?
Moving forward, the Eagles have a date this Sunday against the Vikings in Minnesota. Right now early lines on sportsbooks such as FanDuel Sportsbook, have the Eagles as three-point underdogs on the road.
The over/under is currently set at 44 and the Eagles are (+130) on the money line. The Eagles are 2-3 against the spread this season, while Minnesota is 3-2.