Patriots Eagles Betting: New England Tries To Stay On Course Against Philadelphia
The New England Patriots are, on paper, far better than the Philadelphia Eagles. Then again, there’s very little which seems to be safe and certain in the NFL this season.
New England Patriots @ Philadelphia Eagles - Sunday, November 27
Sports betting line: None
Why New England Will Win
The college football betting experts who praised Tom Brady after his performance in the 2000 Orange Bowl for Michigan against Alabama never could have known just how brilliant a field general he’d become in the NFL. Yet, there’s no question that Brady is a sure-fire Hall of Famer and arguably the greatest quarterback of the past decade. The only men who can compete with Brady for preeminent status in the NFL over the past five years are Peyton Manning and Aaron Rodgers, and Rodgers is a man who – while seemingly destined for Canton, Ohio, given the way he’s playing at the moment – has only just begun to perform at a truly exalted level. Brady is the man who has won three Super Bowls, while Manning and Rodgers are sitting at just one title. Brady’s presence in the pocket is second to none. He’s supremely smart, for one thing, and what’s emerged in recent years is that his feel for pressure has only gotten better. Brady has always been a quarterback who could scan the field expertly, but he’s now tap-dancing in the pocket precisely when pressure seems to mount. He is growing older, but he’s also becoming wiser. He is coming up with ways to remain supremely relevant in the cutthroat world of professional football. His health issues in recent years seem to be behind him. As long as Number 12 is standing in the pocket, the Patriots have a great chance to win any game they play.
Why Philadelphia Will Win
When you do your homework and assess your sports bet on this game, you are presented with an intriguing possibility? Can Vince Young, who is now 31-17 as an NFL quarterback, post win number 32 and lead a late-season revival for the Eagles, who are still at 4-6 and in desperate need of a victory this weekend? Young did throw three interceptions this past weekend in his return to the starting lineup against the New York Giants. Young’s first NFL start with the Eagles had its rocky moments, but at crunch time, the former University of Texas star delivered the goods. He led a long, sustained, clock-chewing drive and converted several third downs with steely passes from the pocket to lead the Eagles to a 17-10 victory over a division rival, suddenly offering at least a little hope that this season can still be salvaged in the City of Brotherly Love. If Young, in his second start of 2011, can gain even more of a comfort level in the pocket, he can reduce turnovers and use his athleticism to great effect.
Who Will Win
It’s not a comparison. Tom Brady should prevail over Vince Young any day of the week. Take New England and run this weekend.
NFL Football Betting Pick: New England