2007 Season NFL Football Past Picks
December 30, 2007
Buffalo at Philadelphia
Sunday 12/30 01:00 PM Eastern
3 units on Philadelphia -9 (-108) (risk 3 to return 3) RESULT: WIN
Donovan McNabb looks like a guy trying to retain his starting position. He seems to be making a statement to the tune of "Yeah, my ankle is finally healed and those of you who thought I was done can kiss my a**!" He led the Eagles to a huge upset over Dallas two weeks ago and followed that up with a three-TD performance in another upset win last week. When he is on, and Brian Westbrook (1,291 yards rushing) is on, this offense is almost unstoppable. Buffalo has been a decent surprise this season but they remain bad on the road, averaging just 9.6 points per game. Philadelphia is on a roll and we expect them to bring it again here, and the Bills will have trouble keeping up. Philadelphia is better than you think. Despite their lackluster year, this Eagles offense is still ranked 6th best in the league in yardage. In contrast, Buffalo's offense is ranked 31st, ahead of only San Francisco. Philly's defense is ranked 9th while Buffalo's is ranked 30th. Dick Jauron-led teams are just 2-11 ATS on the road vs. good offensive teams (those averaging 350+ yards per game). Under Andy Reid, Philadelphia is a team that doesn't let down after an upset win. In fact it's the opposite. They are 18-8 ATS coming off an upset win. They are also a great team to back as a favorite. We expect an ugly blowout here.