Teaser Pick 2: Philadelphia vs. New York (NFC) and New Orleans vs. San Francisco

Teaser Pick 2: Philadelphia vs. New York (NFC) and New Orleans vs. San Francisco

The Teaser: Pair Philadelphia and New Orleans

Game 1: Philadelphia vs. New York (NFC)

The Initial Line:

Philadelphia +2.5 away vs. New York (NFC)

The Take:

Add 8 points to Philadelphia’s line

The Final Line:

Philadelphia +10.5

The Breakdown:

Philadelphia let one slip away on Sunday Night Football, as a 10 pt lead in the 4th quarter turned into a 29-23 OT loss to Dallas. New York had a bye week after winning 2 straight to sit at 4-3 on the year. This is another good divisional matchup for Philadelphia, as they are looking to get back in rhythm after losing 3 out of their last 4. Carson Wentz has continued to have a strong rookie campaign, as he completed 74% of his passes last Sunday. He’s also had a great supporting cast on the other side of the ball, as Philadelphia ranks 4th in points allowed per game and is 5th best in turnover differential at +5. New York tends to be a very hit or miss type of team, with strong performances followed by duds. This year they won 2 straight followed by 3 straight losses followed by 2 more wins. They may have a tough time against the Philly D as they turn the ball over a lot (14 giveaways in 7 games on the season). Even in their 4 victories they haven’t exactly been dominant, as each game was within one score. This will be a back and forth game given the divisional rivalry, and expect it to be tight until the end. However, just as New York doesn’t win by much, Philly hasn’t lost by more than 7 so taking them at +10.5 should be a safe bet.

Game 2: New Orleans vs. San Francisco

The Initial Line:

New Orleans -3.5 away vs. San Francisco

The Take:

Add 8 points to New Orleans’s line

The Final Line:

New Orleans +4.5

The Breakdown:

New Orleans was able to make a statement on Sunday, as they took down Seattle at home 25-20. San Francisco got a much needed bye, after they lost 6 straight and sit at 1-6 on the season. Ever since their 28-0 convincing win over LA on opening weekend, San Fran has fallen flat behind the Gabbert/Kaepernick QB combo. It’s not even like their games have been close, as their last 6 losses have been by an average of 17 PPG. Neither Gabbert nor Kaepernick ranks in the top 30 in passer rating, as their offensive struggles are well documented. There’s also been a large void in the defense ever since Navarro Bowman got hurt, and Drew Brees should be able to expose their flaws as he ranks 3rd in passer rating in the league. New Orleans has struggled on the defensive side of the ball, but facing a weak SF offense should help their cause. NO has heated up at the right time, going 3-1 after losing the first 3. However 3 of their losses have been by 6 pts or less which shows that their offense keeps them in the game. SF is coming off the bye and may have been able to regroup a bit, but even their home field advantage won’t save them. Take them with some extra points in case SF finds some magic and pulls out a miracle win.

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