NFL Betting – Washington at Philadelphia

December 1, 2010 NFL Football

NFL betting on Sunday will include a NFC East showdown that will be more like a soap opera as Philadelphia hosts Washington and ex-quarterback Donovan McNabb.

Kickoff on FOX is at 4:20 PM Eastern and Philadelphia opened at Sbg as a 6 point home favorite with an over/under of 43. 

Donovan Seeks Revenge
Forget the kind words and lack of bulletin board material, Washington quarterback Donovan McNabb desperately wants to beat his former Eagle teammates and coach Andy Reid, the man that told him to get lost after last year’s blowout playoff loss at Dallas.  Beyond that, Philly fans have fallen in love with new starting quarterback Michael Vick, who was third string behind McNabb last year.

Falling Fast
The Redskins got a lucky opening night win over Dallas as they covered the NFL bet 3.5 point dogs in a 13-7 win that may have inflated expectations to an unrealistic level.  Since that time Washington blew a 27-10 3rd quarter lead in a 30-27 overtime home loss to Houston and then was manhandled at St. Louis last week 30-16 as 4.5 point favorites to fall to 1-2 both straight up and against the spread.  Washington ranks in the NFL 7th in offense, but a dead last 32nd for their defense.  McNabb has a QB rating of 89.2 but just 2 touchdown passes.

Vick Emerges
Philadelphia starting quarterback Kevin Kolb suffered a concussion in the opening day loss to Green Bay as Michael Vick came off the bench to nearly rally the Eagles to a big comeback win.  Philly went on to win at Detroit and then last week dominated the Jaguars in Jacksonville.  Philadelphia stands with a NFL betting record of 2-1 straight up and 1-2 against the spread and in first place in the NFC East. Vick has an All Pro QB rating of 110.2 with 6 touchdown passes and 0 interceptions.  He is also second on the team in rushing behind LeSean McCoy, who has an impressive 6.1 yards per carry average with 4 touchdowns.  DeSean Jackson is reminding Eagles fans of Harold Jackson as he has an eye-popping 24.5 yards per catch average with 13 receptions and 2 touchdowns.

Head to HeadWashington has covered the NFL bet in 4 out of their last 5 trips to Philadelphia and the dog has failed to bring home the bacon in just 1 out of the last 7 meetings in this series.

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