|Written by Michelle Allan|
Bet on the NFLNFL betting lines action for Monday night features a NFC East Division showdown of teams coming off their worst NFL betting performances of the year last week. NFL betting lines opened with the Philadelphia Eagles as 7 point road favorites against the Washington Redskins with a NFL betting total of 37.5.
The Philadelphia Eagles have a NFL betting lines record of 3-2 both straight up and against the spread after their horrible 9-13 NFL betting loss at Oakland last week. The Washington Redskins enter this NFL football betting matchup with a record of 2-4 straight up and 1-4-1 with the NFL betting lines after a humiliating 6-14 home loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.
The Eagles loss was bizarre in many ways as they attempted only 14 rushes against Oakland. Quarterback Donovan McNabb was sacked 6 times and never found his rhythm in that NFL betting lines loss. Philadelphia coach Andy Reid admitted the Eagles should have run the ball more.
Meanwhile Washington head coach Jim Zorn has even bigger problems with the NFL betting lines as he was stripped of his play calling duties after the inept performance against Kansas City. The Redskins rank 29th in the league for scoring and have gotten worse each week versus the NFL betting lines. Sherm Lewis, who came out of a four year retirement to work as a consultant with the Redskins, will take over the play calling.
“I feel for Sherm because he has been here for two weeks,” said Zorn. “He’s going to have a strong suit, and he’s going to have a need for help. I can tell you this, our offensive staff are a bunch of excellent football coaches and will give him every opportunity to put a great game plan together.”
The poor Washington offense has wasted solid defensive efforts with the NFL betting lines as the Redskins rank 5th overall for total defense in the NFL.The Eagles have gotten the cash in just 2 out of their last 9 meetings in this head to head series and the teams have gone under the total in just 2 out of their last 11 get-togethers.