Tonight’s Eagles vs. Texans game may be the most skippable primetime matchup of the season. Sure, the Birds are great and deserve their spotlight, but not against arguably the worst team in the league. The game’s only definite positive is the fact that there will be a lot of fired up Eagles fans that are also there for the World Series. Love them or hate them, Philly sports fans are undeniably diehards. If you’re looking to bet on this one, the Eagles come into tonight as fourteen-point favorites in a game with an over under of 45.5.
Jalen Hurts and the Eagles are now 7-0 and showing no signs of slowing down. Last week, Hurts and A.J. Brown connected for three touchdowns in the first half as Philly cruised to a 35-13 beatdown of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Tonight, they’ll be hoping to replicate the game plan from last week. If they can get up early and lean on the running game and defence to do the rest, Jalen may be able to watch the end of the game from the sidelines in two consecutive weeks. For the beginning of the game, though, expect to see a lot from Hurts both on the ground and through the air against a porous Texans defence.
Much to the dismay of Brandin Cooks, Houston was not able to make any moves at this year’s trade deadline. Still, they’ll come into Thursday Night with one of the league’s weakest all around rosters. Rookie Dameon Pierce has been one of the few bright spots for Houston this year and is expected to see the ball a lot tonight. In his last five games, Pierce has gotten 20 or more handoffs three times and ran for more than 75 yards in four of those games. Unfortunately, a stout Eagles defence and a pass first game script may work against Pierce tonight. In the pass game, they’ll hope to get a solid night out of quarterback Davis Mills, who’s struggled with consistency throughout the season.
Eagles vs. Texans – The Pick
We don’t think tonight should be close, but we also thought the Bengals would beat the Browns on Monday Night. However, we’re still going with the Eagles to cover the spread and score more than 30 points.