Injuries to Impact Redskins vs. Eagles NFL Odds

Steven Suarez

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 3:02 PM UTC

Tuesday, Sep. 16, 2014 3:02 PM UTC

Kirk Cousins steps into the spotlight, but he'll face a difficult test in keeping up with the high-flying Eagles, who have kicked things off with two straight wins to open the season. How are the NFL odds shaping up for Week 3 in the City of Brotherly Love?

***U P D A T E***

The Eagles have jumped out to an undefeated 2-0 start this season, and they'll have a great opportunity to move to 3-0 at home against the Redskins.

The NFL odds have started to settle, with the spread actually going in the favor of Washington. Early in the week, the Eagles were favored by a touchdown, but now that number in the 5.5 to 6.5 range. The total can currently be locked in at 50 points.

Philadelphia's Mychal Kendricks has already been ruled out, but all of the team's heavy hitters are available for this Week 3 battle. 

The Redskins are set to be without tight end Jordan Reed, which means Niles Paul will again step in as the starter. The bigger news is that Kirk Cousins gets a chance to start again, and he'll be relishing the chance to show what he can do in charge of this offense.

We've been very impressed with Cousins whenever he's gotten his chance, and we're going to stick with him here this weekend. Philadelphia has looked strong, but we expect Washington to be pesky and stick around, leading to a cover.

Free NFL Pick: Redskins +6.5

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***O R I G I N A L***
Philadelphia is clearly on a roll right now, so we understand why Nick Foles and company are favored by a touchdown at most of the top online sportsbooks.

If you want to make a play on the total, you can find the O/U at 50 right now at 5Dimes. We know the Eagles are going to score a lot of points most weeks, but will the Redskins be able to match their output from Week 2?

Philadelphia Eagles in 2014-15 Regular Season: 2-0 SU, 2-0 ATS, +10.0 margin of victory

Washington Redskins in 2014-15 Regular Season: 1-1 SU, 1-1 ATS, +10.0 margin of victory

At one point, the Eagles were down 20-6 to the Colts on Monday Night Football, but they found their footing in the second half and pulled off a crazy comeback, topped off by a game-winning field goal as time expired.

Nick Foles started slow but finished with 331 yards with one touchdown and one interception. He also ran for 22 yards. And while LeSean McCoy had a solid game with 101 total yards and a score, it was Darren Sproles that was the star of the show in the win. He had 178 total yards while reaching the end zone twice.  Zach Ertz had 86 yards receiving, while Jeremy Maclin grabbed four balls for 45 yards and a touchdown.

Can Philadelphia keep rolling offensively against the Redskins?

Washington also found success in Week 2, crushing Jacksonville 41-10 at home as the NFL betting favorites. Robert Griffin III was injured early, but Kirk Cousins came in and took care of business in relief. He had 250 yards and two touchdowns, with tight end Niles Paul (99 yards and a touchdown) the favorite target. Running backs Alfred Morris and Silas Redd combined for 126 yards and three touchdowns in the dominant win.

It was a good showing from the Redskins' defense as well, as Jacksonville was held to 218 total yards of offense. We strongly doubt they'll be able to maintain that kind of level against this potent Eagles team.

Philadelphia closed out last season in style and the team has carried that success over into the early stages of the 2014/15 season. Early on we've got a lean on the Eagles here at home, but we'll have to see what happens during the week with regards to NFL odds movement and injuries.

We'll have our final ATS or O/U NFL pick available shortly. 

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