Eagles vs the Panthers pick, lines, odds and preview
NFL football betting Line and Odds: Eagles -2, Total 43 1/2
This is an excellent game between 2 teams that are “solid”, but overrated. Philadelphia goes into this game a 2 point favorite. Everyone is picking the Eagles to go to the Superbowl. Ridiculous! It really depends on how they use Michael Vick. Donovan McNabb is an inconsistent quarterback and Andy Reid knows that. He benched him in favor of an unproven young quarterback last year. It’s time to get rid of McNabb and let Michael Vick take over. This year is going to be a mess for Philly, with Vick, breathing down McNabb’s neck. Another thing people don’t seem to realize is how much the loss of safety Brian Dawkins will hurt the Eagles, as well as the death of their long time defensive coordinator. The Eagles are in very tough division, and originally we thought they might win 9-10 and get a possible wild card, but the Vick signing changes all that. Look for a typical Eagle year with them winning between 6-9 games.
The Carolina Panthers are a good team but Jake Delhomme, who was my fantasy quarterback one year, is all washed up. They have the same problems as the Eagles do; they play in a very tough division, and may be the 3rd best team in that division. We are taking our first total of the year here. Under 43 1/2 is a gift as both teams struggle in a low scoring game. Take the under.