Eagles Set to Bills Host this Online NFL Preseason Betting ThursdayPosted by: Mike Davis
Online NFL preseason betting represents the final obstacle before the 2017 season finally kicks the door in. Already we’ve seen a fair share of surprises, a handful of injuries, and the Dallas Cowboys’ running back Ezekiel Elliott get suspended for nearly half a season. With three more weeks of action still left, we’re all left wondering what other surprises the NFL preseason will have in store for NFL sportsbook fans?
The league’s preseason action will continue this Thursday. There will be a total of three games for fans to wager on, with the Ravens and Dolphins taking to the field first alongside the Bills and Eagles. We’ve already taken a look at the contest between Baltimore and Miami, so let’s breakdown the matchup between Buffalo and Philadelphia.
Buffalo Bills vs. Philadelphia Eagles – Thursday, August 17th
When: 7:00 pm ET
Where: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
TV: Local Broadcasts
Stream: NFL.com, NFL Game Pass
Online NFL Preseason Betting:
Buffalo Bills TBP
Philadelphia Eagles TBP
The Bills finished the 2016 season with a 7-9 record. Buffalo’s high point of the season came in Week 4, when they were able to upset their AFC East rival Patriots in New England. Rex Ryan, who was just in his second year with the organization, was dismissed in Week 16 when Anthony Lynn stepped in to serve as interim head coach. Sean McDermott, former defensive coordinator for the Carolina Panthers, enters the 2017 as the Bills’ head coach.
McDermott got his first opportunity to win Buffalo’s fans over this past Thursday, during Week 1 of the online NFL preseason betting season, when the Bills faced the Minnesota Vikings. Buffalo failed to impress as they suffered a 17-10 defeat, despite gaining more yards than Minnesota. The Bills’ offense stuttered in the red zone and not a single one of their quarterbacks managed to impress, with all three posting sub-80 passer ratings. The Bills weren’t quite able to open up New Era Field the way they were hoping to, but likes Guns ‘n’ Roses might.
The Eagles went 7-9 in their first year under Doug Pederson. Pederson, a former NFL quarterback, helped Carson Wentz lead Philadelphia to a hot start early in the. Unfortunately, that momentum quickly faded as the Cowboys became the supreme team in the East. This season will mark Pederson’s second as head coach and Wentz’ second in the league. A much more experienced Philadelphia team could pose a problem for Dallas, especially when accounting for Elliot’s suspension.
Wentz and company got their chance to impress this past Thursday when they faced the Green Bay Packers – Pederson’s former team, in Lambeau. Like most NFL betting sites were expecting, the Eagles got burnt pretty badly 24-9, which is impressive considering that Aaron Rodgers didn’t even strap on the pads. However, Wentz went 4-4 and earned a perfect 158.3 passer rating for the night, despite suffering an 8-yard sack.
Against the Bills, the Eagles will be looking to better develop their running game that only earned them 47 yards last week. Likewise, they’ll be looking to tighten things up on special teams, since they let one go all the way against the Pack.