Philadelphia Eagles at Green Bay Packers NFL Picks & Predictions 9/26/2019
Thursday, September 26, 2019
Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers play the Philadelphia Eagles at Lambeau Field on Thursday, September 26, 2019. Green Bay opens this game as 1.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 48.5. The Eagles are 1-2-0 ATS and 2-1-0 when betting on the total. The Packers are 1-2-0 when wagering on the over/under and 3-0-0 against the spread.
Key Philadelphia Eagles Injuries
09/24/19 CB Ronald Darby Hamstring is out indefinitely
09/23/19 WR JJ Arcega-Whiteside Heel is questionable Thursday vs Green Bay
09/23/19 DE Derek Barnett Undisclosed injured last game, is questionable Thursday vs Green Bay
09/22/19 T Andre Dillard Undisclosed injured last game, is questionable Thursday vs Green Bay
09/22/19 WR DeSean Jackson Groin is questionable Thursday vs Green Bay
09/22/19 WR Alshon Jeffery Calf is questionable Thursday vs Green Bay
09/22/19 RB Corey Clement Shoulder is questionable Thursday vs Green Bay
09/22/19 T Jason Peters Illness injured last game, is questionable Thursday vs Green Bay
09/21/19 T Jordan Mailata Back IR
09/16/19 DT Tim Jernigan Foot is out 4-6 weeks
09/11/19 DT Malik Jackson Foot IR
09/03/19 LB Kamu Grugier-Hill MCL is out indefinitely
Key Green Bay Packers Injuries
09/24/19 RB Aaron Jones Shoulder is probable Thursday vs Philadelphia
09/24/19 LB Blake Martinez Shoulder is questionable Thursday vs Philadelphia
09/24/19 RB Jamaal Williams Neck is probable Thursday vs Philadelphia
09/24/19 TE Jimmy Graham Quad is questionable Thursday vs Philadelphia
09/22/19 LB Za'Darius Smith Undisclosed injured last game, is questionable Thursday vs Philadelphia
09/22/19 WR Jake Kumerow Shoulder is questionable Thursday vs Philadelphia
09/22/19 DL Montravius Adams Shoulder is questionable Thursday vs Philadelphia
09/21/19 G Lane Taylor Biceps IR
09/16/19 S Raven Greene Ankle IR
09/03/19 TE Jace Sternberger Ankle IR
09/03/19 T Jason Spriggs Abdominal IR
09/03/19 LB Oren Burks Pectoral is out indefinitely
08/23/19 WR Equanimeous St. Brown Ankle IR
In their last contest, the Philadelphia Eagles took on the Detroit Lions and lost 27-24. Leading the way at QB for the Eagles was Carson Wentz who went 19/36 with 259 yards passing and tossed 2 TD's. He ended the game without an interception. Miles Sanders led the team on the ground for that game. He tore off a long run of 14 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He racked up a total of 53 yards on 13 carries which gave him an average of 4.1 yards per run. Miles Sanders was the receiving yardage leader with a total of 73 yards on 2 receptions. He notched an average of 36.5 yards per catch for that game.
The Eagles head into this matchup 1-2 for this year. They are in the middle of the pack in regard to scoring in the league averaging 25 points per game, putting them 9th in the NFL. As a unit, they are averaging 100 yards on the ground per game which is 3rd in the NFC. For total yards, they are currently ranked 8th among NFC teams and 13th in the NFL with 1,095 yards. When it comes to scoring touchdowns, the Eagles currently have a total of 6 passing touchdowns and 3 rushing touchdowns. They are a team that has the capability to score points in the division and I wouldn't expect it to change too much in this matchup.
The Eagles have one of the middle tier defenses in the league, giving up 26.0 points per game putting them 11th in the conference. When it comes to yards through the air, the Eagles have conceded 881 yards. Opponents are completing 63.0% of the passes they throw against them and averaging 7.3 yards per attempt. They have allowed 7 passing touchdowns and 1 rushing TD. When it comes to rushing yards, Philadelphia is giving up 57.0 yards per game ranking them 1st in the division and 2nd in the league. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 2.9 yards per carry ranking them 1st in the NFC and 2nd in the league overall. In total, they have conceded 299 rushing yards through 3 games.
In their last game, the Green Bay Packers took on the Denver Broncos and ended up getting the victory by a score of 27-16. Jamaal Williams led the team in rushing for the game. He broke a long run for 12 yards but he wasn't able to rush for a TD on the day. He ran for 59 yards on 12 carries which gave him an average of 4.9 yards per run. Marquez Valdes-Scantling was the leader in receiving yardage with a total of 99 yards on 6 receptions. He had an average of 16.5 yards per reception for the game. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Packers was Aaron Rodgers who went 17/29 with 235 yards through the air and tossed 1 touchdown. He finished the game without throwing an interception.
The Packers come into this game with a record of 3-0. In terms of offensive proficiency, the Packers have one of the most lackluster offenses in the NFL. When talking about the points that are being put on the board, the Packers are ranked 3rd among NFC North teams and 24th out of all the teams in the league averaging 19.3 points per game. Green Bay is having a year to forget in the ground game by averaging 89 rushing yards per contest, putting them 24th in the NFL. As a team, they have a total of 268 rushing yards through 3 contests, so they are going to want to make some changes to the ground game if they want to make teams respect them. The Packers average 287 yards per game overall ranking them 28th in the league and 15th among NFC teams.
The Packers are conceding 11.7 points per contest ranking them 1st among NFC North teams and 2nd in the league. Their passing defense is one of the top groups in the league. They are giving up 197 passing yards per game. For yards through the air allowed per game, the Packers are currently ranked 3rd in the NFC. They have conceded 1 passing TD for this year. In terms of points given up, they have given up 35 points in total. In regard to yards on the ground, they are allowing 131 yards per game ranking them 25th among NFL teams and 4th among NFC North teams. This year, they have allowed a total of 393 yards rushing and 3 rushing TDs.
Who will win tonight's Eagles/Packers NFL game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Eagles +1.5
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