On Sunday, the Eagles and Patriots face off in Philadelphia for the first time since Philadelphia defeated New England in Super Bowl LII. The Patriots come off their bye week and into Philadelphia as -3.5 favorites, while the Eagles also had a Week 10 bye and will be well-rested.
This matchup is the only other game this week other than the Texans at Ravens, where two teams with winning records will face each other. Those winning records don’t look the same, as the Patriots are 8-1 while the Eagles are 5-4
The Patriots defense has led the way for New England more than their all-world quarterback Tom Brady so far this season, as they’ve limited opponents to an average of a minuscule 10.9 points per game. Their only blemish came in their last matchup, where they fell to the Ravens in Baltimore, showing a small flaw in their armor. But at 8-1 and two games ahead of the Bills in the NFC East and still a game ahead of the Ravens in the conference, they remain the odds on favorite to take the big prize.
Carson Wentz and the Eagles have taken a perilous route to their 5-4 record with wins in Green Bay and Buffalo but a big blowout loss in Dallas that currently gives the 5-4 Cowboys the edge in the NFC East. They face a big question with Jordan Howard’s injured shoulder and will hope to have him in the lineup on Sunday. The good news for the Eagles is that besides the Patriots this week and a home tilt against the Cowboys, they have an easy schedule, which has them sitting as favorites to win the NFC East.
DraftKings Sportsbook offers a variety of team futures for potential playoff teams. Here are a few specific to the Patriots and Eagles coming into Sunday’s matchup.
Patriots: Off the board
Eagles: Yes (-177), No (+144)
Patriots: -5000 to win AFC East (Bills next at +1600)
Eagles: -143 to win NFC East: (Cowboys next at +105)