A potential shootout is on tap for Sunday night at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium. After falling into a quick and shocking deficit against the Redskins, Carson Wentz said “I got this” and carried this team to victory, completing 28 of 39 pass attempts for 313 yards and three touchdowns. He and DeSean Jackson hooked up numerous times, as he caught 8 of 9 targets for 154 yards and two touchdowns. With so many weapons on offense, the Eagles should be busy and productive against a questionable Falcons defense.
It feels like a #JulioWeek as the Falcons have an opportunity to pick on the weak Eagles secondary. Despite struggling against this team last season, Matt Ryan went on to have a stellar 2018 season and could continue that trend here in Week 2. Between Jones and Calvin Ridley, Ryan should have ample opportunities to air the ball out to two of his most reliable receivers, especially when you consider how good the Eagles’ run defense has been, allowing just an average of 74 rushing yards and nine touchdowns during the regular season in 2018.
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Eagles vs. Falcons
Point Spread: Falcons +2
Total Points: 52.5
Money Line: Falcons +107; Eagles -129
Overall 2018 (2019): Eagles 9-7 (1-0); Falcons 7-9 (0-1)
ATS 2018 (2019): Eagles 9-9 (0-1); Falcons 5-11 (0-1)
O/U 2018 (2019): Eagles 7-11 (1-0); Falcons 9-7 (0-1)
Notable Prop Bets
Eagles team points OVER 26.5 -122
Eagles and Over +225
Matt Ryan interceptions OVER 0.5 -132
Calvin Ridley to score a touchdown +1100
-- The underdogs have won five of the past six games between the Eagles and Falcons.
-- The Falcons have covered the spread in 19 of their past 26 games as underdogs going against NFC opponents.
-- Each of the Falcons’ past six night games have gone UNDER the total points line.
-- The Eagles have lost the first quarter in six of their past seven September games as road favorites.
-- Julio Jones has scored the last touchdown in three of the Falcons’ past six games as underdogs.
-- Calvin Ridley has scored a touchdown in each of the Falcons’ past three games.
-- Alshon Jeffery has scored at least one touchdown in each of his past four appearances with the Eagles as road favorites against NFC opponents.
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