You’re not only once excited for the Washington Redskins online wagering visit to the Philadelphia Eagles. Rookie kicker Nick Rose, whom the Skins signed on Wednesday to replace the injured Dustin Hopkins, is psyched for his professional debut, which couldn’t have come at a bigger stage; a Monday night game against a divisional foe. “It’s a dream come true,” Rose said. “Just being able to play at this level, getting a real opportunity, a real shot, just excited all around.”
- Date: Monday, 23rd October
- Time: 8:35 PM
- Venue: Lincoln Financial Field
- Sportsbook Odds:
Redskins +5 (-113) 49 (-110) +184
Eagles -5 (-107) 49 (-110) -220
The Redskins as a whole will be eager as well to avenge their 17-30 week 1 loss to the Eagles, in which they also failed to cover, but the fact that the game will be played after the sun has set bodes ill for Washington, as they are 7-22 SU in their last 29 games at night. The Redskins are, on the other hand, 2-3-1 SU and 13-3 ATS in their last 16 games as an underdog of 4 ½ or fewer points. The Skins are coming off a close 26-24 win over the 49ers on Sunday, on which occasion they could have easily covered the 6½ spread had they not blown a 17-point lead. Monday’s game will determine whether week 1 was a fluke and Washington will continue its dominance over Philly, or whether they times really are a-changing. The Redskins are 5-2 SU and 6-1 against the online wagering spread in their last seven meetings with the Eagles.
The Skins’ offense, of which QB Kirk Cousins’ shoulder alone is worth $200 million, is doing, all things considered, pretty well right now, but the defense will surely miss rookie defensive end Jonathan Allen, who suffered a Lisfranc sprain against the Niners. Allen started all of the Redskins’ five regular season games and recorded 10 tackles, including a career-best four against the Eagles in week 1.
Thank you to everyone for keeping me in our prayers, this is only a minor setback for the plan that god has for me #HTTR
— Jonathan Allen (@jonallen93_) October 19, 2017
The initial report was that Allen would miss the rest of the season, but head coach Jay Gruden “got better news after the surgery that it wouldn’t be as lengthy as some of these typically are,” Gruden said. “So that’s good news, but we still have to rehab it. He is a big man and sometimes bigger guys take a little bit longer but we will wait and see. We will just play it by ear and hopefully we see him again, but it is up to the rehab.” Allen will, in any case, miss Monday’s game against Philly, and that news is bad enough. Washington has, in reaction to Allen’s injury, resigned nose tackle AJ Francis to round up a defensive line also comprising Ziggy Hood, Stacy McGee, Terrell McClain, Matt Ioannidis and Anthony Lanier II. Redskins and Eagles combined for 47 points, 2½ shy of the total in week 1, but the over is 2-0 in the Skins’ last two games, including a 20-29 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.