Online NFL Betting Pumped About NFC East Rivalry
Posted by: Mike Davis
The online NFL betting season continues this week with plenty of marquee matchups that will certainly play a hand in shaping up this year’s postseason. Naturally, these games are appealing for players who bet NFL online and one matchup that fits the bill and more is this Sunday’s NFC East matchup between the New York Giants and the Philadelphia Eagles.
Before the season kicked off, online sportsbooks had a feeling that the NFC East would be one of the toughest divisions in the NFL. Right now, the Philadelphia Eagles, Dallas Cowboys and Washington Redskins are all tied at the top of the division with a 1-1 record. That doesn’t exactly scream the toughest division in the NFL, but it does make it clear that the East will be extremely tight this season. And if the Giants are hoping to compete for a division title, they’ll need to pick up a win this Sunday in order to stay in the mix of things.
New York Giants vs. Philadelphia Eagles – Sunday, September 24th
When: 1:00 pm ET
Where: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Online NFL Betting Odds:
New York Giants +6 (-104) 42 ½ (-110) +230
Philadelphia Eagles -6 (-116) 42 ½ (-110) -280
New York Giants
The Giants are 0-2 on the season and it’s clear that things have begun to go off course. New York is coming off an 11-5 Wild Card season, so many online NFL betting fans felt like the Giants would be hitting their stride right out of the gate. But that sentiment couldn’t have been further from the truth as New York has run into more troubles than one can possibly imagine.
The most glaring problem with the Giants is their offense: Big Blue just can’t seem to move the ball. Right now, the Giants rank 28th in the league in total offense and 30th in points scored per outing. You’re not going to be able to win too many games with those kind of numbers, but what head coach Ben McAdoo did in front of the media following New York’s Week 2 loss to the Detroit Lions may be even worse for the Giants in the long run.
In the postgame news conference, McAdoo had no reservations about blaming Eli Manning for a crucial delay of game call that could have swung the game in New York’s direction. While it’s clear that Manning played some part in not snapping the ball, New York’s fan base isn’t ecstatic about their yet-unproven coach calling out the man that upset Tom Brady twice in the Super Bowl.
The Eagles beat their NFC East rivals, the Washington Redskins, in their 2017 opener. The following week Philadelphia would suffer the first loss of the season, losing a close 27-20 contest against the Kansas City Chiefs. But the fact that the Dirty Birds were able to hang in there with the team that upset the defending Super Bowl champions is a sign that this year’s Philly squad is not to be taken lightly.
Against the Giants, the Eagles will be looking to work their offense early in the game and put Manning in a hole that will be too much for the struggling Giants to overcome. The Eagles currently have the league’s 5th best total offense and 3rd best passing attack. It goes without saying that Wentz is finding success in his second season.