Jets Eagles Betting – Jets, Eagles Look To Soar High In Preseason Finale
The New York Jets touch down at Lincoln Financial Field this Thursday to take on the Philadelphia Eagles in a match up of teams expected to contend in their respective conferences this season. While the Jets completed a major personnel overhaul a year ago, the Eagles are in the midst of a more subtle one in 2010, which includes replacing the most winning quarterback in the NFC over the past decade. With Kevin Kolb taking Donovan McNabb’s starting spot for Philadelphia, head coach Andy Reid is hoping his team will have as much success in year one of their transition as the Jets did when they went all the way to the AFC Championship game last season.
NFL Betting: New York Jets @ Philadelphia Eagles
Why To Bet On The Jets?
After an improbable finish to a season in which the Jets’ offense sputtered for most of the year, former NCAA football betting star Mark Sanchez and company have reverted back to their old ways this preseason, including last weekend’s 16-11 loss at home to the Washington Redskins. Sanchez threw for just 139 yards, including one touchdown and one interception as the Jets’ offense managed only a field goal up until the midway point of the fourth quarter. The New York offense has been on a decline for three straight weeks now, a problem that head coach Rex Ryan would like to fix before the following week’s regular season debut against the Baltimore Ravens.
Why To Bet On The Eagles?
Kolb posted a passer rating of 39.2, was sacked four times, and threw an interception against the Kansas City Chiefs, not exactly a confidence boost for a fan base that has unreasonable expectations for its quarterbacks. The 26-year old will need to be better in the time he sees against the Jets, as week one of the regular season is against the high-flying Green Bay Packers. Michael Vick should see some extended action against New York, and looks better with every appearance he makes. The defense still has some question marks to answer after allowing both the Chiefs and Jacksonville Jaguars to reach 17 or more points, and will need to prove themselves against a Jets’ offense that has stalled in recent weeks.
How The Game Will Play Out?
The Jets have struggled on offense so far this preseason, and will be going against an Eagles’ defense that has suffered just the same. Most of the skills positions have already been determined for both teams, so this game will serve as more of a final run through. As far as the starters are concerned the Jets may have the edge, but given the limited time that they are expected to be on the field, the quality depth the Eagles boast, and the fact that they are playing at home will give Philadelphia the football betting edge for the exhibition finale.
Jets Eagles Betting Pick: Eagles