Philadelphia Eagles vs Jacksonville Jaguars: Predictions, Odds and Betting Tips
Sunday, 28 October 2018, 9:30 pm Eastern Time
Two Super Bowl favorites entering the season, the Philadelphia Eagles and Jacksonville Jaguars, travel to London, both hoping to save their quickly dwindling seasons.
Why hasn’t Tom Coughlin gotten on the phone with Reggie McKenzie and made a trade for Derek Carr yet? That’s a question that a lot of Jaguars fans, and likely some players, are asking themselves at the moment. The Jags are on a three game losing streak, and have lost by a combined score of 60-14 over the past two weeks. Blake Bortles was benched last week in favor of journeyman Cody Kessler, but the Jags will revert back to the Blake Bortles show in London this weekend.
While the Jags are on a steep decline, the Eagles are right behind them, losing three of their past four games. Philly must turn it around, and turn it around quick, to keep pace in a jammed up NFC East. As bad as it’s been for the birds, the one bright spot has been Carson Wentz. Wentz has made a quick return to being a dominant signal caller since returning from injury. This is apparent by his tossing a lone interception in 138 passes this season.
Crazy things happen in London, and Blake Bortles has actually been extremely impressive when playing in Wembley. While Bortles could recapture that magic this weekend, it’s highly unlikely. Philly ranks 6th in surrendered ppg, and with Leonard Fournette once again out with injury, Jacksonville will lack the firepower needed to keep pace with Philadelphia.
Score prediction: Eagles win 27-10
A lot of media has been inclined to give Jacksonville the win due to their past success in London, I’m simply not buying it. It’s probably more likely that we see a new QB under center for Jacksonville when they return to the states, than it is to see an impressive Bortles on Sunday. The Jags have surrendered 90 points in the past three weeks, while the Eagles have been in every game this season. The Eagles have had a lot of tough breaks, while the Jags look like a broken team.
Wentz has thrown for 300 yards in three of his past four games, and should continue his success come Sunday against a once feared/newly susceptible secondary. Yet Jacksonville’s lack of anything when it comes to offense will keep this games score total low.
Head to Head
Philly holds the slight edge of 2-1 over the past three games. The two teams have not met since September of 2014.
- Philadelphia is 18-6 SU in their last 24 games.
- Jacksonville is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games.
- Jacksonville is 1-4 SU in their last 5 games.
- Philadelphia’s WR Alshon Jeffery has 39 targets since returning from injury in week 4.
- Jacksonville’s newly acquired running back Carlos Hyde has averaged 3.4 ypc this season.