Bet On Eagles Dolphins – Eagles Land In Miami Where Sports Fans Are Familiar With Dream Teams
When the Philadelphia Eagles broke out of training camp, some felt that they had enough potential to challenge the same class as the 1972 Miami Dolphins, the only team in NFL history to finish off a perfect season with a Super Bowl championship. Labeled the “dream team” by many, it wasn’t long before the dream became a nightmare for Eagles’ fans, and with their team now at 4-8 and eliminated from playoff contention, they will watch as they travel to Miami where basketball fans in the city are very familiar with the shortcomings of their own “dream team”, something the sportsbook bookies have noticed.
Philadelphia Eagles @ Miami Dolphins
Sunday December 11, 2011 – 1:00 PM ET
Sun Life Stadium, Miami, Florida
NFL Betting Lines: Miami Dolphins – 3
While the Heat failed to deliver a title in their first season together in the NBA, the Eagles won’t even come close to the postseason, although a big part of their failure has been the injuries that have decimated their roster. Philadelphia could have one key cog back with Michael Vick saying that he is prepared to play for the first time in a month.
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Vick has been sidelined since breaking two ribs in a 21-17 loss to the Arizona Cardinals, and his return couldn’t come at a better time as it really seemed as though the players stopped responding to back up Vince Young in last week’s loss at Seattle. Wide receiver DeSean Jackson was scolded both by the staff and by the media for his lack of effort in last week’s loss, and even with Vick back it’s hard to predict what to expect of the Pro Bowl wide receiver. Even if the offense is better, Philadelphia will need its defense to step up, particularly in the front-seven where they will be tasked with slowing down Reggie Bush and the Dolphins’ rushing attack.
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That rushing attack has been a big part of Miami’s recent success, as they have now won four of their last five, including last week’s win over the Oakland Raiders in which the Dolphins registered 209 total rushing yards. Bush had 100 yards and a touchdown on just 22 carries, while Daniel Thomas added another 73 and Miami was able to control the pace of the game. Quarterback Matt Moore isn’t the most flashy quarterback, but he gets the job done with Bush and Thomas opening things up for him underneath and he doesn’t make a lot of mistakes. The Dolphins’ defense ranks fifth against the run, so it will be up to Vick to lead the Philly air attack if they are going to have any shot this week on the road.
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Miami’s recent hot streak has made them three-point sports betting favorites for this game, and considering the turmoil that the Eagles have been through that makes sense. Bush and Thomas are getting the job done on the ground and the defense has held their own of late for the Dolphins. If they can get a few shots on Vick his tender ribs could be tested, and Miami could emerge with another big win in front of their home fans.
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