NFL betting attention will be focused on the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday as they take on the Jacksonville Jaguars.
It could be Michael Vick’s first appearance and that fact alone should mean increased football betting interest in this game.
NFL betting in the third preseason game is normally where you see the starters for both teams play into the third quarter. That would mean a lot of Donovan McNabb versus the Jaguars defense and David Garrard against the Eagles defense. Philadelphia still wants to see a lot of players so their starters may come out earlier. Backup quarterback Kevin Kolb also needs work since he has missed the last two NFL betting games due to injury so look for him to play at least a quarter in this game. On the other side of the ball Garrard should get a lot of work in this football betting matchup with backups Todd Bouman and Paul Smith finishing.
NFL betting on the Eagles during the preseason is normally not very profitable so taking Jacksonville may not be a bad option. The Jaguars made a lot of off-season changes as NFL betting info indicates, including getting wide receiver Torry Holt. They also improved their offensive line as football betting info shows, drafting Eugene Monroe and Eben Britton.
The focus for the Eagles in this game as NFL betting tells us beyond the Michael Vick experiment will be on the offensive line. The Eagles are trying to get everyone healthy and on the field at the same time. Left tackle Jason Peters and right guard Stacy Andrews are expected to play this NFL betting week and getting them back is important. On defense the Eagles are trying to get their secondary ready before the regular season NFL betting opener. Keep in mind they lost Brian Dawkins in the football betting off-season so getting Quintin Demps and Quintin Mikell working together is important.
Jacksonville will be trying to get some production out of their defensive line on Thursday in NFL betting as they are looking for better efforts out of John Henderson and Marcus Stroud. They got a nice game last NFL betting week on offense out of Troy Williamson so perhaps the Jaguars will have a deep threat this season for Garrard. The backup running back battle is also interesting to watch in this NFL betting game for the Jaguars as Rashad Jennings and second-year player Chauncey Washington battle for the job.