After a 10-day break on the heels of a win against the Green Bay Packers, the Eagles have a home game against the New York Jets.
The Jets come into this game without starting quarterback Sam Darnold, which is one of the many reasons why the Eagles are heavy favorites.
The Jets are 0-3 and have lost in embarrassing fashion for two of those games. The Browns beat them 23-3 and the Patriots beat them 30-14.
While no one expected them to play well without Darnold, it doesn’t even seem like they have put up a fight this season.
Betting lines and odds for Eagles vs. Jets
The Eagles are the early heavy favorites, and they currently are 14-point favorites or better at most sportsbooks, and the over/under is set at 44.5.
While much like the rest of the league, the Eagles will look to win in strong fashion, the Eagles are only 1-3 against the spread this season.
Luke Falk is set to be the starting quarterback this week, and to be frank he has struggled this season. If the Eagles cover the two-touchdown spread this weekend, you can count on the Eagles defense being a big part of it.
The Jets are only averaging:
- 11 points per game (second worst in the NFL)
- 196.7 yards per game (worst in the NFL)
- 131 pass yards per game (worst in the NFL)
- 65.7 rush yards per game (28th in the NFL).
Everyone who either a. bet on the Eagles to win the Super Bowl or b. bet on the Eagles this week are licking their chops with this matchup potential.
Zach Ertz will try to find the end zone for the first time this season, and Jordan Howard will look to build off of his impressive three-touchdown game last week against the Packers. If those can both happen, The Eagles should easily win the game and cover against the lowly Jets.
What to watch for for Eagles vs Jets
- Running back Le’Veon Bell is the Jets’ best offensive weapon, however, he is struggling to get it going this season because the defenses are zoned in on him. He has promised fans that if they stick with him he promises to start playing better, but if he doesn’t this team is doomed even more. Watch for Bell to pick up a lot of carries and yards.
- Wide receiver Alshon Jeffery was back last week, and he had 38 yards and a touchdown against the Packers. He will look to build on that and continue to produce, especially with wide receiver DeSean Jackson out again this week. Jeffery and the rest of this offense should have a field day against a Jets defense who is letting up a lot of points.