When: 4:25 PM ET, Sunday, September 20, 2015
Where: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Once Philadelphia’s offense finally got in rhythm, it was too late as Atlanta’s stop unit stole the show and gave their team a win in their opener. The Eagles went to a pass-heavy immediately after the running game couldn’t productive enough in the 1st half and the Falcons flew to a 20-3 halftime lead. A lot of factors contributed to that, but Bradford didn’t help. He appeared out of sync with his receivers in the first half.
Bradford got hot in the second half completing 21 of his final 25 throws. This gives you a preview to the numbers a Chip Kelly QB can produce even when he doesn’t play particularly well. His running backs will get an unimpressive Cowboys defense. Darren Sprole’s quicks will be too much for the Dallas’s secondary.
With Kiko Alonso and Mychal Kendricks, the Eagles boast 1 of the most athletic ILB combination in the league and it showed frequently versus the Atlanta Falcons. Expect a much better performance by this stop unit as they will take away Dallas’s run game and force Romo to throw without his stud wide out Dez Bryant.
The Dallas Cowboys all but lived in the red zone, when they weren’t coughing the ball over. However, 2 drives turned into FGs, and a pass interference penalty set up Dallas at the 2 yard line for Escobar’s TD. The loss of Bryant obviously lowers Romo’s ceiling, but he’s good enough to keep the Cowboys close for awhile.
Eagles are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games after accumulating more than 250 yards passing in their previous game.
Cowboys are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games after accumulating more than 250 yards passing in their previous game.
The Bottom Line: Philadelphia has too much speed.
Selection: Philadelphia -5