2005 Season NFL Football Past Picks
October 02, 2005
This pick was released to clients on December 31, 1969 at 9:00PM ET.
Philadelphia at Kansas City
Sunday 10/02 04:15 PM Eastern
2 units on Philadelphia +2 (-110) (risk 2 to return 3.82) RESULT: WIN
We went against the Eagles last week due to situation. They were ripe for a big letdown and the scene played out perfectly as they nearly lost outright as a nine point favorite. This week, I like them a lot to bounce back in a strong way. Last week they were facing the lowly Oakland Raiders at home. They were coming off a huge 42-3 blowout win over San Francisco. Everyone was talking about how impressive TO and McNabb were and how great it was for McNabb to play so well with injury. Against the Raiders, they were flat, as expected. Not so this week. Tthey must now go on the road to play a Kansas City team that, despite their poor showing in Denver, is still viewed as a Super Bowl contender. Big road test for the Eagles and you can rest assured that they'll be focused. Kansas City on the other hand will be feeling the effects of a monster beating by a division rival on national TV. They're coming off a short week of rest and were so geared up for the Denver game, have not had the time to mentally prepare in the right way for this one. Kansas City's passing offense has been TERRIBLE this year. Trent Green has thrown for just 658 yards, one touchdown and three picks. For Philly, not only has Owens been performing like last year, but Brian Westbrook has been phenomenal. Philly tends to win games that are expected to be close. They are 42-24 ATS since 1992 in games lined at -3 to +3. My computer simulation picks Philly in this game and I agree - they are better and well motivated. Two stars on the Eagles.