Houston Texans @ Philadelphia Eagles 1pm
Winning out will be on the minds of the Philadelphia Eagles today, or else any dream of making it to a second Super Bowl will be shattered early. Houston is in the drivers seat in their division, and could lock up a division win today against the Eagles. Before I get to my free NFL bet tip, let’s look at how these teams match up.
Nick Foles is taking over again as Carson Wentz will be out for what should be the rest of the year with a fractured vertebra. The defense is nicked up as well, with plenty of question marks as to who is really healthy, including Fletcher Cox. After an impressive win against the LA Rams last week, they will be called on again to slow down the Texans.
Houston will be facing that talented defense with DeShaun Watson running the show, and hopefully being able to avoid the pressure. He is going to have to do it with more than just his arm if the blitz of the Eagles puts too much heat on him consistently. Team him up with DeAndre Hopkins and you have one of the most deadly combos in the air in the NFL. Oh, I forgot to mention Lamar Miller, who, if he is healthy today will help keep the defense honest grinding it out on the ground.
I think the people who have set this line may be on a Philly high after last week against the Rams. It was an impressive win, but Watson is more mobile than Jared Goff, and that will be a huge difference if the Philly defense gets to him.
I’m looking for this to be a farewell party in Philly, as Houston seals their postseason bid, and the Eagles limp off into the postseason and a potential huge rebuild.
Free NFL Bet tip for today –