Philadelphia opens as 8-point favorite over Washington, Week 1’s biggest spread

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Now that the 2019 schedule is out, betting is open on Week One games. And Philadelphia is the biggest favorite.

Philadelphia opened as an eight-point favorite at home against Washington, which is the biggest spread in the NFL in Week One.

That’s not a big surprise. Philadelphia was a playoff team last year and is expected to have Carson Wentz back under center, while Washington was not a playoff team last year and is expected to have Colt McCoy compete with Case Keenum at quarterback.

Only three road teams open as favorites in Week One: Baltimore at Miami, Kansas City at Jacksonville and the Rams at Carolina.

16 responses to “Philadelphia opens as 8-point favorite over Washington, Week 1’s biggest spread

  1. kenmasters34 says:
    April 18, 2019 at 10:22 am
    The Eagles were not a playoff caliber team last year with Wentz under center.
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    Look at Wentz’s stats vs Foles’ stats. They were pretty similar, with Wentz being better. Wentz had a 1.9% int ratio vs 3.9% for Foles, Wentz had a 5.2% TD ratio vs 3.6 for Foles, Wentz had 3 yards less per game on average, but also 3 less attempts on average. 21TDs to 7INT for Wentz and 7TD to 4INT for Foles. Wentz rating was 102.2 vs 96 for Foles, with Wentz’s only BAD game being New Orleans with a rating of 30. Remove that single game, and his rating for the year is 109.1, 4th in the league behind Brees, Mahomes and Wilson. Was DeShaun Watson better than Wentz? Because their stats are nearly identical for the year except Watson took TWICE as many sacks (62! vs 31) in only 5 more games played.

    The difference for the Eagles was the defense. The defense gave up TWO game clinching 4th and longs. THREE 4th down conversions on the overtime game winning drive for the Titans and one 4th and 10 vs the Panthers. If the Eagles D makes ONE stop in each of those games, the Eagles are 11-5 with all else remaining the same and win the East.

  2. Maybe the team just doesn’t rally around Wentz like they did Foles?

    I love that we have all of this information and statistics, but there are some things you just can’t quantify. You have a group of 53 men trying to win a game together. Having a QB who inspires everyone from the star player to the 53rd guy to play their role, play hard, and to do whatever is necessary to win games is something a passer rating or stats can’t measure.

    Rodgers threw 26TDs to only 2INTs last year but he had a TERRIBLE season. Matt Ryan had nearly the exact same statistics last year as he did during his MVP campaign and yet the Falcons had a bad season and missed the playoffs. Leadership means a great deal at the QB position. It’s not all about stats.

  3. Betting on pro games is a fools errand. You never know who is going to actually play! Half the teams barely put up an effort.

  4. 50DrunksInABar says:
    April 18, 2019 at 11:17 am
    kenmasters34 says:
    April 18, 2019 at 10:22 am
    The Eagles were not a playoff caliber team last year with Wentz under center.
    ————————

    Look at Wentz’s stats vs Foles’ stats. They were pretty similar, with Wentz being better. Wentz had a 1.9% int ratio vs 3.9% for Foles, Wentz had a 5.2% TD ratio vs 3.6 for Foles, Wentz had 3 yards less per game on average, but also 3 less attempts on average. 21TDs to 7INT for Wentz and 7TD to 4INT for Foles. Wentz rating was 102.2 vs 96 for Foles, with Wentz’s only BAD game being New Orleans with a rating of 30. Remove that single game, and his rating for the year is 109.1, 4th in the league behind Brees, Mahomes and Wilson. Was DeShaun Watson better than Wentz? Because their stats are nearly identical for the year except Watson took TWICE as many sacks (62! vs 31) in only 5 more games played.

    The difference for the Eagles was the defense. The defense gave up TWO game clinching 4th and longs. THREE 4th down conversions on the overtime game winning drive for the Titans and one 4th and 10 vs the Panthers. If the Eagles D makes ONE stop in each of those games, the Eagles are 11-5 with all else remaining the same and win the East.

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    so the defense played better with foles thanx for proving the point the eagles play much harder and better with foles. thats why the report about many players not liking wentz. good job showing why eagles will never win a super bowl with wentz eagles are a much better team with foles

  5. 50DrunksInABar says:
    April 18, 2019 at 11:17 am
    kenmasters34 says:
    April 18, 2019 at 10:22 am
    The Eagles were not a playoff caliber team last year with Wentz under center.
    ————————

    Look at Wentz’s stats vs Foles’ stats. They were pretty similar, with Wentz being better. Wentz had a 1.9% int ratio vs 3.9% for Foles, Wentz had a 5.2% TD ratio vs 3.6 for Foles, Wentz had 3 yards less per game on average, but also 3 less attempts on average. 21TDs to 7INT for Wentz and 7TD to 4INT for Foles. Wentz rating was 102.2 vs 96 for Foles, with Wentz’s only BAD game being New Orleans with a rating of 30. Remove that single game, and his rating for the year is 109.1, 4th in the league behind Brees, Mahomes and Wilson. Was DeShaun Watson better than Wentz? Because their stats are nearly identical for the year except Watson took TWICE as many sacks (62! vs 31) in only 5 more games played.

    The difference for the Eagles was the defense. The defense gave up TWO game clinching 4th and longs. THREE 4th down conversions on the overtime game winning drive for the Titans and one 4th and 10 vs the Panthers. If the Eagles D makes ONE stop in each of those games, the Eagles are 11-5 with all else remaining the same and win the East.

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    eagles gave up 30 points vs rams and texans after foles took over yet they won. eagles gave under 25 points vs titans and panthers and lost with wentz good try though

  6. kenmasters34 says:
    April 18, 2019 at 10:22 am
    The Eagles were not a playoff caliber team last year with Wentz under center.
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    7-9 in 2016 wentz 5-6 in 2018 eagles play much better with foles. eagles play mcuh harder for foles most of the eagles dont like playing for wentz thats why eagles were 5-6 with wentz this year yet same team won with foles

  7. eagles averaged 25 points per game in regular season with foles and only 22 with wentz and foles faced much tougher teams

  8. Actually if you followed them you would know that when Wentz was playing they were really banged up. They got a much healthier going into the playoffs.

    kenmasters34 says:

    April 18, 2019 at 10:22 am

    The Eagles were not a playoff caliber team last year with Wentz under center.

  9. Chris M says:
    April 18, 2019 at 4:51 pm
    Actually if you followed them you would know that when Wentz was playing they were really banged up. They got a much healthier going into the playoffs.

    kenmasters34 says:

    April 18, 2019 at 10:22 am

    The Eagles were not a playoff caliber team last year with Wentz under center.
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    foles took over the week after wentz lost he took over the same exact team. foles played with 13 guys on ir wentz played with 12 guys on ir yet the eagles with wentz under 500 with wentz yet same team with foles won almost every game

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