Because of a rash of injuries, the Philadelphia Eagles Seem like the NFL pick for Sunday’s game against the Detroit Lions.
The Detroit Lions (1-0-1 SU, 1-1 ATS) are undefeated throughout the first two matches of the season. That is very great, right? The Lions looked like a poor staff coming into 2019, and according to the DVOA stats in Football Outsidersthey are what we believed that they wereNo. 14 total in efficacy.
That is just four spots behind the Philadelphia Eagles (1-1 SU, 0-2 ATS), mind you. And with most of the harms Philadelphia have endured, we’re actually going to put the Lions within our NFL picks for Sunday’s matchup (1:00 p.m. ET, FOX). Too bad they’re already down from +8 in the open to +6.5 at press time, however. Timing is not everything.
This could have been among the traces around the Week 3 NFL chances board if it hadn’t been for all those injuries. Here Is What the projections need to mention:
FiveThirtyEight: Philadelphia –6
Jeff Sagarin: Detroit –0.28, 44.88 total
Waitwhat? Jeff Sagarin’s numbers at The USA Today appear to be around the map for this specific competition — for the large part, his projections such as the Lions to acquire, although we’re using his Rating here. That does speak to the problems Philadelphia has had on protection, issues we saw in last week’s 24-20 loss to the Atlanta Falcons (+1 in the home).
Things will likely get worse. DT Timmy Jernigan broke his foot in Atlanta DT Malik Jackson endured a Lisfranc injury and was lost for the period, after. And the offense is in trouble: while WR Alshon Jeffery and TE Dallas Goedert are iffy at best with calf strains WR DeSean Jackson is two weeks with a stomach strain.