Tuesday night football in Philadelphia and Los Angeles to finally close out the 15th week of NFL football. Week 15 is the week that won’t die.
As a result of Covid postponements, the Washington Football Team, Philadelphia Eagles and Seattle Seahawks, and Los Angeles Rams are scheduled for Tuesday night.
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Following these two games wrapping the Week 15 slate, we only have to wait two days for the next NFL game. The San Francisco Giants and Tennessee Titans get us going on Thursday Night Football for the Week 16 opener.
If you were afraid of only NBA basketball on Christmas Day, then you are going to be happy to hear that there is NFL football scheduled for Saturday.
TheSportsGeek will have prop bets for both Tuesday matchups in the NFL. Washington and the Eagles will probably be less popular than the Seahawks and Rams, but fine with the matchup if it yields profits.
Head below for our best Washington vs. Eagles prop bets for December 21, 2021.
Miles Sanders Total Rushing Yards
The Eagles have the top rushing game in the NFL. They may not be a contender, but the Eagles can run the ball well.
Philadelphia has gained 160 rushing yards per game going into Tuesday night. That is first in the NFL through Week 15.
Miles Sanders has been coming on nicely recently. While Washington has been good against the run this season, the Eagles aren’t going to go away from the run. They will pound and grind away on the ground and go with what the Eagles know best.
Sanders goes into this one with 578 yards and 5.2 yards per carry. He’s been seeing a heavy workload lately and is responding well. Sanders has accumulated 278 rushing yards in his previous three outings.
Sanders romped for 120 yards on 24 attempts two weeks back in his last performance versus the New York Jets. Note that Sanders has run for at least 56 yards in three of his last four.
Washington is fourth in the NFL with 93.6 rushing yards allowed per contest. However, the Eagles will still have to stick to what they do best on the ground. I’m going with Sanders to run OVER this prop.
Dallas Goedert Total Receiving Yards
In the passing game, Dallas Goedert has become a primary target for Jalen Hurts. He can act as a safety valve, but much more than that. Goedert goes into Tuesday night with 41 receptions for 596 yards and 4 touchdowns.
When Hurts drops back, he’s typically looking for where his big tight end is. That was especially true in the Eagles’ last outing two weeks back against the New York Jets. Goedert had his best performance with 6 receptions, 105 yards, and 2 touchdowns.
It’s the second game in his last two attempts where Goedert has at least 5 receptions and 60 yards. The Eagles will run the ball with their top-ranked run game, though Hurts will still have to make plays through the air.
Washington is 30th in the NFL with 259.1 yards allowed through the air per game. Goedert should find room to catch and run for a minimum of 50 yards on Tuesday night. He should be able to find room in the secondary versus Washington.
Rodney McLeod Total Tackles+Assists
Garrett Gilbert is getting the starting nod for Washington on Tuesday night. At least according to reports, it’s going to be Gilbert with Taylor Heinicke and Kyle Allen unavailable. They didn’t fly with the team and remained in DC.
Washington will lean heavily on their backfield in this one. While that may not look like great news for the Eagles’ secondary if they wish to make plays, they should be able to creep up and play closer to the line with Gilbert in line to start. The Eagles will not be scared of Gilbert’s arm strength.
Safety Rodney McLeod has been making plays this season with 48 total tackles, 22 of which are assists. The 31-year-old might be getting older but still a valuable defender for the Eagles. Don’t expect him to be fooled in this one versus Gilbert and the Washington offense.
In his five outings, McLeod has made an average of 6.8 tackles and assists per game. He’s had at least 5 tackles in four of those five starts and seven of his last nine games for the Eagles. This looks like a good value at 4.5 tackles on McLeod on Tuesday night.