The Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Football Team both enter their Week 17 matchup in NFC East play on a three-game streak. Philadelphia has won three straight games coming into this contest, while the Football Team has lost three straight games. In our NFL picks for this week, we look at Eagles vs Football Team and determine whether those streaks will continue or be snapped on both sides.
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Eagles vs Football Team Betting Pick
This game will be played at FedEx Field at 1:00 PM ET on Sunday, January 2, 2022.
Why Bet The Eagles:
✅ The Philadelphia Eagles are averaging 6.4 yards per play over their last three games, which ranks third in the NFL over that time period. The Washington Football Team, meanwhile, is averaging just 4.2 yards per play over their last three games. Only the New York Giants have been worse offensively than the Football Team over their last three games.
✅ Philadelphia has the best yards per play mark on defense over their last three games also, giving up just 3.9 yards per play. Washington, meanwhile, ranks in the bottom-five in the league in yards per play allowed over the last three weeks, as they have given up 6.1 yards per play to their opponents during that time frame.
✅ The Eagles have won each of their last three games by double digits, beating the Jets, Football Team and Giants convincingly. With team chemistry issues surrounding the Football Team late in the season, the Eagles should be able to pick up a second big win over them in a three-week span.
Philadelphia is hitting its stride in the NFC, winning three straight games to go from 5-7 to 8-7 on the year. With that win streak, the Eagles now control their own destiny in the NFC playoff race, as they will make the postseason if they manage to beat both the Football Team and Dallas Cowboys over the last two weeks over the season.
If the Eagles are going to beat the Football Team for a second straight time this season, they will need to continue to move the ball effectively using their unpredictable offense. Philadelphia has been effective with both the run and the pass as of late, as they have given their running game more of a chance to shine in recent weeks. Even without Miles Sanders, the Eagles should like their chances here against the reeling Football Team.
Washington Football Team
Last week was one of the darker moments in the recent history of the Washington Football Team, as they were demolished 56-14 by the Dallas Cowboys. Washington gave up 42 points in the first half of that game, and weren’t competitive from the beginning of the Sunday night game. Here, they will look to play better, though that isn’t a high bar to clear based on the way the Football Team played in Week 16.
If Washington does want to play better, they are going to need to show up defensively. They allowed the Cowboys to pass the ball at will against them last week, and that isn’t going to work against the Eagles either.