As a Result of a rash of Accidents, the Philadelphia Eagles look like the wrong NFL Choice for Sunday’s game against the visiting Detroit Lions.
The Detroit Lions (1-0-1 SU, 1-1 ATS) are undefeated throughout the first two games of the season. That’s pretty great, right? The Lions looked just like a mediocre group coming to 2019, also as stated by the DVOA stats in Football Outsidersthey are what we believed they wereNo. 14 total in efficiency.
That is just four places beneath the Philadelphia Eagles (1-1 SU, 0-2 ATS), mind you. And with all the harms Philadelphia have suffered, we are going to put the Lions in our NFL picks for Sunday’s matchup (1:00 p.m. ET, FOX). Too bad they are already down from +8 at the start to +6.5 at press time, however. Timing is all.
This might have been among the tightest lines in the Week 3 NFL chances board if it had not been for all those injuries. Here Is What the projections have to state:
FiveThirtyEight: Philadelphia –6
Jeff Sagarin: Detroit –0.28, 44.88 complete
Wait, what? Jeff Sagarin’s figures at The USA Today appear to be all over the map for this contest — we are using his Rating here, however for the large part, his projections like the Lions to win. That does speak to the problems Philadelphia has experienced on protection, issues we saw in last week’s 24-20 loss to the Atlanta Falcons (+1 at home).
Things will likely get worse. DT Timmy Jernigan struck his foot in Atlanta, 1 week DT Malik Jackson endured a Lisfranc injury and was lost for the period later. And now the crime is in trouble: WR DeSean Jackson is out two weeks with an abdominal strain, while WR Alshon Jeffery and TE Dallas Goedert are iffy at best with calf strains.