Please raise your hand if you figured that the Philadelphia Eagles would be 0-2 at this point in the season, with the New York Jets at 2-0. Yeah, we didn’t think we’d see many. These teams are kind of polar opposites of each other, and they will be tangling on Sunday afternoon at 1 PM ET at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. After the game kicks off, BetAnySports customers can test their skill at beating the NFL odds as they place real-time wagers through the facilities of Live Betting Extra.
So far things have been a disaster for the Eagles. They have not gotten anything going on the ground; in fact, the big acquisition they made in the off-season – DeMarco Murray, who led the league with 1845 yards last year – has rushed for eleven yards on 21 carries. And they couldn’t even take advantage of knocking Tony Romo out of the game last week, losing a 20-10 decision to the Dallas Cowboys at home. Sam Bradford is still getting the hang of it after battling knee injuries the last couple of seasons, but Chip Kelly has gone out on a limb with him as he dealt Nick Foles away to get him to the City of Brotherly Love.
We have a situation where an offense that is misfiring meets up with a defense that is right on top of its game. The Jets have permitted the same figure to their opponents on a per-play basis (5.5) as the Eagles, but they are forcing the issue with turnovers. The result has been a total of 17 points allowed against the Browns and Colts.
In the NFL odds that have been established on this game by the people at BetAnySports, the Jets are slight favorites at home:
New York Jets -2
Philadelphia Eagles +2
Over 46 points -110
Under 46 points -110
We know that they have played only two games thus far, but the Jets are right at the top of the league with regard to points and touchdowns per drive. And consider that the stop unit doesn’t even have Sheldon Richardson, who is still sitting out his four-game suspension.
On Sunday the Jets are up against an offense that has clicked on less than 22% of third down situations. How quickly can that get turned around? There is the hamstring problem on the part of Murray to take into consideration. But Ryan Mathews, who was also signed to back him up, has just four yards in two games. BetAnySports patrons know that the Eagles are fortunate that they have Darren Sproles, who can come in as a spot player who can both run with the ball and catch passes out of the backfield.
Ryan Fitzpatrick has been steady, if not spectacular, as the Jets’ solution at quarterback after Geno Smith went down with his broken jaw (by the way, Smith is back at practice, but he won’t be getting his job back anytime soon). He won’t have Eric Decker to throw to, as the wideout who has caught ten passes is out with a knee injury. Can the Jets continue to take the ball away from the opposition? They have forced ten turnovers in two games. But what happens if they can’t flip the field like that against the Eagles?
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