New England is pinning its hopes on Bill O'Brien, who returns for his second stint as offensive coordinator with the Patriots, and who is expected to mentor Mac Jones, who regressed last year after a decent rookie season. The Patriots appear to have a solid running game with Rhamondre Stevenson, who rushed for 1,040 yards on 5.0 yards per carry last season, and Ezekiel Elliott, the former NFL rushing leader in 2016 and 2018. New England's defense returns all four of its inside linebackers and the Patriots had a top 10 run defense. Philadelphia may get off to a slower start than expected as it lost offensive coordinator Shane Steichen and defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon. Jalen Hurts will be a tough challenge for the Patriot defense as he completed 66.5 percent of his passes in 2022 while rushing for 760 yards and 13 touchdowns. However, Super Bowl losers are 4-19 ATS in Week 1 since 2000. Grab the points with the Patriots as a Max Play.
This pick was released to clients on September 08, 2023 at 1:08PM ET.
Philadelphia at New England
September 10, 2023
4:25 PM Eastern
2 units on New England +5 (-110) (risk 2 to return 3.82)
New England Patriots
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