Football lines on the Philadelphia Eagles are popular this weekend but it should be noted the Eagles will be missing right tackle Shawn Andrews because of a sore back.
NFL betting lines have the Eagles as a two-point online sports betting favorite in their season opener at Carolina.
Football lines have the Eagles as one of the leading Super Bowl contenders this season. The Eagles are a popular team in football lines even though they continually fail in the big playoff games. Missing Andrews is definitely not helpful in NFL betting lines for the Eagles as they start the season. In place of Andrews it will be Winston Justice getting the start. He started all four preseason games in place of Andrews and Philadelphia really didn’t look very good in the preseason. His absence could be a problem as the line looks to protect quarterback Donovan McNabb and open holes for running back Brian Westbrook.
In other football lines news regarding the Eagles, Michael Vick will travel with the team to Carolina but he can’t play. Head coach Andy Reid wants Vick to get used to how the Eagles handle road trips. Vick can’t play and impact football lines until the Week 3 game against Kansas City. He can’t practice with the team until he is placed on the roster.
The Eagles have a lot of issues for a team that is favored in football lines. Andrews missed the final 14 regular-season football lines games and the entire postseason last year. He sat out this year’s entire preseason in NFL betting lines and did not start practicing until the last week of August. The Eagles are moving him from guard to tackle this year since they lost Jason Peters to the Bills. Philadelphia also has issues at running back where Brian Westbrook has barely touched the ball this football lines preseason. Now the Eagles are talking about limiting his carries this football lines season.
The Eagles are a popular pick in football lines for 2009 but warning signs are out there. If you are looking at Philadelphia as a pick in NFL betting lines you might want to show a little caution. Andy Reid is a great coach and the Eagles have some talent but there are definitely some issues that could keep this team from winning in football lines this season.