Philadelphia Eagles at Washington Redskins Week 1 NFL Picks & Predictions 9/10/2017
Sunday, September 10, 2017
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The Philadelphia Eagles head to FedExField to play the Washington Redskins on Sunday, September 10, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Washington as 2.5 point favorites. The total has been set at 47. The Eagles were 8-8-0 against the spread last season and their over/under record was 9-7-0. The Redskins were 10-6-0 against the spread and their over/under mark was 12-4-0.
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Valuable Philadelphia Eagles Betting Trends
The Philadelphia Eagles were 9-7-0 against the over/under last season
The Philadelphia Eagles were 8-8-0 against the spread last year
Important Washington Redskins Betting Trends
The Washington Redskins were 12-4-0 against the over/under last season
The Washington Redskins were 10-6-0 against the spread last year
Key Philadelphia Eagles Injuries
08/28/17 DT Beau Allen Pectoral "?" Sunday vs. Washington
Key Washington Redskins Injuries
08/28/17 RB Keith Marshall Knee out for season
08/28/17 DE Trent Murphy Suspension out for season
08/25/17 G Spencer Long Knee "?" Sunday vs. Philadelphia
08/12/17 S Su'a Cravens Knee "?" Sunday vs. Philadelphia
07/30/17 S DeAngelo Hall Knee PUP
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Philadelphia Eagles were 16th in the National Football League in points scored with 367 last year. They ran 1,080 plays for 5,398 yards, which ranked them 22nd in the NFL in total offense. The Eagles averaged 5 yards per play, which was 28th in the league. As a team they accumulated a total of 333 1st downs last season, ranking them 14th overall as an offensive unit. On the ground Philadelphia ran for 1,813 yards as a unit, which ranked 11th in the league. They ran 438 times, averaging 4.1 yards per rush as a unit. The Eagles were penalized on offense 113 times for 945 yards last year, which had them 8th in the NFL in penalties. Carson Wentz passed for 3,782 yards last year. He completed 379 throws while attempting 607 passes for a completion percentage of 62.4%. His quarterback rating last season was 79.3 and his QBR was 52.8. He averaged 10.0 yards per completion and 6.2 yards per pass attempt.
Philadelphia was 12th in the NFL in points surrendered on defense last year with 331. They gave up a total of 5,484 yards on D, which was 13th in the league. The Eagles were 21st in yards per play allowed with 5.6. Their pass defense allowed 6.5 net yards per pass attempt, ranking them 21st in the National Football League. Opponent offenses completed 333 throws on 553 attempts against the Philadelphia Eagles defense last season, ranking them 8th and 15th in the league. The Philadelphia pass defense also surrendered a total of 3,832 yards in the air, which was 13th overall in total pass defense. Their rushing defense gave up 391 attempts for 1,652 yards last season, putting them in 15th place in the NFL against the run. The Eagles had 99 penalties for 837 yards on defense last year. That placed them 7th in the league. They allowed a score on 33.9% of possessions on defense, which was 11th in the NFL.
Special Teams Stats
Philadelphia was 32nd in the NFL in punt returns with 19 last year. They totaled 246 punt return yards and averaged 12.9 yards per return, which was 2nd in the league. Their longest punt return last season was 66 yards. They returned 35 kicks for 956 yards on special teams, placing them 3rd in kick return yardage. The Eagles averaged 27.3 yards per kick return and had a long of 98 yards last season. They were 16th in the National Football League in all-purpose yards with 6,813. The Philadelphia Eagles tried 41 field goals last season and made 35, which was 3rd in the league. Their kickers had a FG percentage of 85.4%. Philadelphia Eagles kickers made 97% of their extra points, going 30 for 31 last season. Their punters accumulated 2,888 yards on 63 punts, averaging 19 yards per punt. That ranked them 14th in the NFL in punting average.
Useful Offensive Statistics
The Washington Redskins ran for 1,696 yards as a team last year, which ranked 21st in the NFL. They ran 379 times, averaging 4.5 yards per carry as a rushing unit. The Redskins were penalized on offense 110 times for 909 yards last season, which had them 12th in the league in penalties. They were 12th in the NFL in points scored with 396. They ran 1,009 plays last season for 6,454 yards, which ranked them 3rd in the league in total offense. The Redskins averaged 6.4 yards per play, which was 2nd in the National Football League. As a team they accumulated a total of 345 1st downs last year, placing them 8th overall as an offensive unit. Kirk Cousins averaged 8.1 yards per pass attempt and 12.1 yards per completion last season. He completed 406 passes on 606 attempts for a completion percentage of 67.0%. His QBR last year was 71.7 while is quarterback rating was 97.2. He threw for 4,917 yards.
The Redskins rush defense allowed 423 attempts for 1,916 yards last year, putting them in 24th place in the league against the run. Washington committed 100 penalties for 1,023 yards on the defensive side of the ball last season. That ranked them 28th in the NFL. They gave up a score on 38.5% of possessions on defense, which was 21st in the league. They were 19th in the league in points allowed on defense with 383. They surrendered a total of 6,046 yards on D, which was 28th in the NFL. The Redskins were ranked 24th in yards per play allowed with 5.8. Their pass defense gave up 6.6 net yards per pass attempt, placing them 23rd in the league as a unit. Opposing offenses completed 387 passes on 589 attempts against the Washington defense last season, placing them 27th and 22nd in the National Football League. The Washington Redskins pass defense also gave up a total of 4,130 yards through the air, which was 25th overall in total pass defense.
Special Teams Stats
The Washington Redskins attempted 42 field goals last season and made 34, which was 4th in the National Football League. Their kickers had a field goal percentage of 81.0%. Washington kickers made 92% of their extra points, going 36 for 39 last year. Their punters totaled 2,210 yards on 49 punts, averaging 29 yards per punt. That placed them 20th in the NFL in punting average. Washington was ranked 18th in the league in punt returns last season with 29. They accumulated 344 punt return yards and averaged 11.9 yards per return, which was 4th in the NFL. Their longest punt return last year was 85 yards. They returned 27 kicks for 570 yards on special teams, ranking 22nd in kick return yardage. The Redskins averaged 21.1 yards per kick return and had a long of 45 yards last year. They were 3rd in the league in all-purpose yards with 7,558.
Who will win tonight's Eagles/Redskins NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Redskins -2.5
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