2005 Season NFL Football Past Picks
September 12, 2005
This pick was released to clients on July 12, 2012 at 7:49PM ET.
Philadelphia at Atlanta
Monday 09/12 09:00 PM Eastern
1 unit on Atlanta +1 (-110) (risk 1 to return 1.91) RESULT: WIN
This is an important game for the Philadelphia Eagles. If they win in convincing fashion, it will go a long way towards them putting the TO problems behind them and having a good season. If they put forth a lackluster showing, the pot is going to get stirred even more than it already has been. Even beyond the Terrell Owens saga, this team has issues. They lost Corey Simon, Derrick Burgess and Hugh Douglas on defense - a defense that couldn't stop the run with them. On offense, Brian Westbrook, who McNabb called the most important player on the team, has cut off negotiations with the Eagles. This also a big game for Atlanta who badly wants to beat Philadelphia after losing to them last year in the playoffs. This place will be rocking on Monday night. Atlanta comes in with the best running game in the league from last year. The combination of Warrick Dunn, TJ Duckett and Mike Vick should pile up the yards against a Philly defense that allowed 130 yards per game on the ground last season and did little to fix that. If Vick can put together a solid passing game, the Falcons should win this one. This should be a very close game but the edge goes to the more motivated team playing under the Monday Night lights. Oh yeah, the Falcons were 8-1 at home last season. We'll back the Monday Night home dog for one star.