It doesn’t matter what Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles does for the remainder of his life, he’ll at all times be a legend within the Metropolis of Brotherly Love and possibly by no means have to purchase a drink once more. Foles had one of many Cinderella tales in NFL historical past final season in main the Eagles to their first-ever Tremendous Bowl title because the backup. He even gained Tremendous Bowl MVP honors.
On Sunday, Foles’ NFC sixth-seeded Eagles proceed their unlikely try to grow to be the primary crew for the reason that 2004 New England Patriots to repeat as Tremendous Bowl champions as they go to the No. 1 New Orleans Saints, who’re the largest favorites on the NFL odds within the Divisional Spherical at -Eight at sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.
Could possibly be Foles’ final recreation as a member of the Eagles as he’s anticipated to hit free company this offseason. Philly holds a $20 million possibility on him, however you possibly can’t pay your backup quarterback $20 million, and Carson Wentz – damage once more at present – is the crew’s starter and due a giant extension.
Simply think about, although, if Foles led the crew to a different title. Wentz was nonetheless wholesome when the Eagles had been trampled 48-7 in New Orleans in Week 11. That dropped Philly to 4-6 and its playoff possibilities had been on life assist. But right here the Eagles are.
The Saints are such huge favorites as a result of they’re rested, led the NFL with 13 victories and have gained their previous eight at residence (6-2 ATS) towards groups with successful information. New Orleans can also be 4-1 ATS at sports activities betting websites prior to now 5 towards the Eagles. Ought to the Saints win, they host both the Los Angeles Rams or Dallas Cowboys within the NFC title recreation.
The early recreation Sunday has the AFC No. 2 New England Patriots as 4-point betting favorites over the No. 5 Los Angeles Chargers. Some Chargers followers suppose the NFL has it out for them in sending them to the east coast within the 1pm ET window for a second straight week. The Bolts had been in a position to win in Baltimore final Sunday, flew again to L.A. and fly again throughout nation once more.
Whereas the Chargers have gained their previous 5 on the east coast, they’re a brutal 3-17 of their previous 20 towards the Patriots in keeping with the OddsShark NFL Database and beginning QB Philip Rivers is 0-7 in his profession beginning reverse New England QB Tom Brady (together with playoffs). As well as, the Pats are on a 15-game successful streak at residence and have gained these by practically 16 factors per recreation.
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