I am all over the Eagles on this one. Their run defense is one of the best in the league which will force Kirk Cousins to throw the ball. The thing about Kirk Cousins is that he plays horrible one week (Bears) then he will play like a pro bowl QB the next (Jets) and I can see him struggling come again against this Eagles defense. My pick is Philly +2.5
I think today is the day Diggs shines. Phili has the number 1 defense against the run and I believe the Vikings passing game will be in full show off mode. The Eagles wont go away easily and I see Ertz having some success as well. Reports have Xavier Rhodes staying on 1 side of the field which should make some mismatches for Eagles receivers. Give me the over 45 as I see a shootout.
Philly is so stout against the run, it's gonna be another prove it game for Kirk Cousins. I LOVE the Eagles to fly high in this one. The Vikings have allowed one rushing touchdown and just 10 runs of 10 yards or more so expect Wentz to air it out early and often especially on some play action. The Vikings are 23rd in opponent completion percentage however they dont give up much over 20 yards as they have allowed the 3rd fewest 20+ yard passes in the league and are 4th in yards allowed per attempt (6.2). This bodes well for Wentz imo. He's figured out life without Desean and is winning with intermediate passes. I would lean to the Under because the flow and I don't trust Kirk Cousins to get the offense where it needs to be just yet as beating a bad Giants pass defense is no sign of srength.
Despite the Vikings woes on offense they have still been able to score at a clip of 22.4 points a game. The Vikings defense has given up 14.6 points a game, but have allowed 228.2 yards a game in the air and have allowed only 88.2 yards a game on the ground. Carson Wentzs traditional stats dont look amazing but theres a strong case to be made hes playing much better than those numbers indicate this season. Kirk Cousins and the Vikings are going to have their hands full in this game, but the difference is the Eagles are a balanced team and statistically have the edge in six categories here while the Vikings finish with five. It's a little early to say this is a "must win" but I think this is a must win for both of these two teams. I'm leaning taking the 3 points with Philly here and the OVER 44 is worth a look.
Eagles Darren Sproles (quadriceps) won't play Week 6 against the Vikings, Daniel Gallen of The Harrisburg Patriot-News reports. ANALYSIS With Sproles out for at least one game and possibly more, Corey Clement bumps up the the No. 3 running back spot, which could involve some snaps on passing downs or in the two-minute drill. Clement also is a candidate to replace Sproles on punt returns, along with Nelson Agholor, per Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia.
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Betting Prediction for Philadelphia Eagles vs Minnesota Vikings on October 13, 2019, 1:00 PM ET
Free Betting Prediction: Minnesota will Win , Cover the Spread , and the Total will go Under .
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