If you are going to take the Philadelphia Eagles this week in NFL betting odds then you should realize that Michael Vick will not be at quarterback.
The Eagles will be going with Kevin Kolb this week and the way he has looked so far this season that is not good news if you are betting Philly against the NFL odds.
The Eagles are 3-point underdogs at SBG in the Sunday night game as they visit the winless San Francisco 49ers. The Eagles looked very good with Vick at quarterback but with Kolb running the offense they have been very bad.
Vick Could Miss Weeks – The Eagles are saying that Vick is just going to miss this week but if you listen to Vick or if you talk to other experts, it is very possible Vick could be out for weeks. He has a rib cartilage injury and players who have had that type of injury in the past have normally missed at least a month or more. Even Vick said that he hopes it won’t be more than two weeks. The Eagles play San Francisco this week and then play Vick’s former team the Atlanta Falcons the next week.
Kolb’s Chance – The Eagles really thought that Kevin Kolb would be the quarterback that led them for years to come. Kolb played so poorly to start the season though and then got hurt. Vick got his chance and Kolb was relegated to the bench. Kolb did not look good last week in relief of an injured Vick in the loss to Washington. The Eagles are in a critical portion of their schedule. They are 2-2 and face a tough road game at San Francisco who is desperate for a win. They then face a talented Atlanta Falcons team. It is not hard to see the Eagles losing both games and going to 2-4 and that might end their playoff chances. If the Eagles are to make the playoffs this season and win this week against the NFL betting odds then they need Kolb to live up to what the Eagles thought they were getting when they traded away Donovan McNabb.
Other Philly Injuries – Vick is not the only injured Philadelphia player. Running back LeSean McCoy has a broken rib and is questionable this week. Pro Bowl cornerback Asante Samuel and wide receiver Riley Cooper suffered concussions last week and their status is uncertain.