Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Philadelphia Eagles vs Washington Redskins: PHI -3
The Donovan Mcnabb Bowl "the rematch" has a much different feel to it than the first time around doesn't it?  The thin-skinned Mcnabb comes into this game with hurt feelings after the debacle that was Shanahan-Gate.  He is a respected leader though and the locker room will still fight hard by his side.  Mcnabb also has a lot of pride so he will want to come out and prove a point.  Will this be enough to win the game?  
 

I'm not buying in.  PHI is the better team at this point and are coming off a big win vs the Colts.   Thankfully, this is a prime time game or I might be concerned about a flat performance, but PHI need to keep pace with NY and will have more than enough motivation to win this game.   On the field, look for PHI to dominate on the ground on both sides of the ball.   They will also have a huge advantage in the air.  Mike Vick 2.0 returned to game action and proved his hot start was not a flash in the pan.  This offense is so much more dynamic with Vick and Jackson in the lineup and there will be more highlight reel plays for Sports Center to lead with on Monday.   WSH will be able to generate some pressure on Vick, but it's nothing compared to what Mcnabb will face.  WSH's offensive line is not getting the job done this year and if it wasn't for Mcnabb's escapability he would have been sacked 10+ times vs DET.   WSH continues to be garbage on third down offense and that is reflected in their 9 points per game on long drives.   They don't control the ball long enough to give their defense a breather and they could be sucking wind a lot in the 4th quarter as they watch Vick and Jackson run by them.   Trouble is on the horizon in the nation's capital.  Prediction: Bank PHI -3.

Bonus Props:

Jackson vs Moss Receiving Yards: Jackson -5.5

Ryan Torain 69.5 Rushing Yards: UNDER

Brent Celek 39.5 Receiving Yards: UNDER