10* NFL Game of the Week
New England vs. Philadelphia,
11/17/2019 16:25 EDT,
Score: 17 - 10
Point Spread: +4½/-110 Philadelphia
With both teams coming off a bye week, I like the home dog here with the Eagles offense behind QB Carson Wentz, who on the season has thrown for 15 touchdowns and just 4 interceptions. A Wentz turnover has a direct correlation to the teams’ success this season, as they are 5-1 when he doesn’t throw a pick and 0-3 when he does. I think the Eagles will use their rushing attack and that will open it up for the WR's and TE's. The Eagles running game has become the needed strength of the offense. Power back and off-season acquisition Jordan Howard is the main rushing option and has posted 526 yards on the ground while scoring six touchdowns. Their top option through the air out of the backfield is rookie Miles Sanders, who has over 300 yards both rushing and receiving while also getting into the end zone twice.
The Patriots rushing attack continues to be a concern for the team, with lead back Sony Michel averaging just 3.3 yards per carry as his sophomore slump continues. Brady hasn't been himself and the Patriots have played a very weak schedule so far.
I'm backing the home dog with the Eagles here on Sunday evening.