Following a perfect 5-0 week in Week 3’s NFL action, we’re back at it again with the early coverage of the Thursday nighter between the Eagles and Packers.
Our record on the season is now up to 9-4 against the spread, and we’ll look to improve that mark with a rare quality game on Thursday Night Football. Usually these games can be pretty dull with less-than-stellar teams featured, but the Week 4 edition certainly isn’t short on star quality or intrigue with two top teams from the NFC.
Green Bay enters this contest with a perfect 3-0 record, and they’ve looked pretty stellar thus far. Their defense is improved and as good as advertised, and you just know Aaron Rodgers still has more to offer with this offense.
For the Eagles, they’re limping right now and simply not playing up to their vast potential. Injuries have taken their toll unfortunately, though losing outright at home to the Detroit Lions in Week 3 will surely leave a bitter taste in the mouths of this veteran-laden group. They realize they can’t fall further behind the Cowboys in what will be a competitive NFC East division, and look for a bounceback outing in Week 4.
This should be a great game with lots of points scored to kickoff Week 4 of the NFL season. As always, read on below the posted odds for a match-up preview and official betting selection as we look to improve upon our already stellar record. Enjoy the Packers and Eagles!
Eagles vs. Packers Betting Odds:
Philadelphia Eagles +4 (-109)
@ Green Bay Packers -4 (-111)
Over 46.5 (-110)
Under 46.5 (-110)
Eagles vs. Packers Pick:
Though the Eagles’ record at the moment looks very mediocre, let’s also not forget that Philly’s final two losses are likely because key receivers dropped easy passes in the final seconds of each game. Thus, instead of entering this contest with a 3-0 record, they’re 1-2 – and Alshon Jeffery’s return cannot come soon enough.
It is believed that Carson Wentz will have his All-Pro receiver back into the fold in Week 4 vs. Green Bay. This will allow Zach Ertz more freedom as he likely can’t be double-teamed, as teams were doing to him when Jeffery was out. It also means that slot guy Nelson Agholor should be able to get the better of his matchup with veteran Tramon Williams. Green Bay has a talented secondary, but Philly boasts a ton of weapons for Carson Wentz to utilize, and it should make for a good matchup. Expect the Eagles’ O-Line to give Wentz time and space in the pocket, as they have all season long, and he should keep the chains moving.
For the Packers on offense, something is up. It already seems like Aaron Rodgers is at odds with new head coach Matt LaFleur, and the future Hall of Fame QB has struggled as a result. His stats have been quite disappointing, but the Eagles do have a glaring weakness within their secondary, that can and should likely be exploited. Look for Philly to really pay attention to the deep ball, as they’ve handled opposing running games so well all season. It’s the pass that hurts this squad.
Additionally, Green Bay’s offensive line has held up well so far this season, but they have yet to take on a ferocious front seven like Philadelphia’s. The Eagles are capable of applying all sorts of pressure and should be able to make things quite difficult on Rodgers.
With Jeffery back in the fold for Philadelphia, it adds an entirely different element to Philly’s already loaded attack. They’ll be able to keep pace through the air with Green Bay, and look for their blitz packages to get to Rodgers with some consistency. Expect the Eagles to realize the desperation of not wanting to go to 1-3, and come up with a big result at Lambeau.