The Eagles' second game in 5 days is loaded with homecoming-type drama….
Kansas City Chiefs (2-0) vs. Philadelphia Eagles (1-1)
Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | Today, 8:25 PM (ET)
I'll leave the drama to the fans actually in attendance tonight. Personally, I'm giving Andy Reid and Donovan McNabb a sitting ovation from my armchair.
To set up the game, I go back to an old crutch…the AccuScore.com feature on their betting site which simulates a game at least 1,000 times on a mainframe computer.
Here's how AccuScore calls it tonight:
Looking at tonight’s match-up, the numbers are a lot more comparable than some fans might think. The Chiefs have started the year 2-0, and most importantly, have yet to commit a turnover.
"That’s what the NFL is all about: who can hold on to the ball, and who forces turnovers. The Chiefs having none so far is an indication that the team is moving in the right direction."
According to the AccuScore computer, the Eagles are slight 52 percent favorites tonight, but given that they are at home, the projection isn’t anything to be proud of. Expect a close game when the home team is favored by this little – the spread is -3 for Philadelphia. The home team always gets a few points, so if the spread is -3, it’s essentially a pick ‘em game.
For Philly to win, their defense needs to show up tonight and force a turnover. Or even two. After two games, Philadelphia ranks 30th in yards allowed, 28th in points against and 31st in passing yards against. They have struggled late in games due to their fast-paced offense, with their D giving up 20 points in each of the previous two weeks’ second halves.
Prediction: Eagles win by 6, DeSean Jackson breaks loose for some big gains in second half…
Hey, if you make that bet on Philly and it doesn't work out, don't shoot me—shoot the computer!
AccuScore also has the over/under at 52.5 points… Now the computer turns it over to the phans and Bored members here at the EYE, who will provide in-game commentary on Livefyre,
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