Pick 3: Philadelphia vs. New York (NFC) and St. Louis vs. San Francisco

Pick 3: Philadelphia vs. New York (NFC) and St. Louis vs. San Francisco

The Teaser: Pair Philadelphia and St. Louis

Game 1: Philadelphia vs. New York (NFC)

The Initial Line:

Philadelphia -3 home vs. New York (NFC)

The Take:

Add 7.5 points to Philadelphia’s line

The Final Line:

Philadelphia +4.5

The Breakdown:

Philadelphia moved to 4-1 this season, and 3-0 at home after a victory over St. Louis 34-28. Philly was up 34-7, but let St. Louis climb back into the game and needed a defensive stop to win the game. Surprisingly it hasn’t been Chip Kelly’s high-powered offense winning games lately, but the defense and special teams that has 5 combined TDs the last 2 games. New York was able to pull out their 3rd consecutive victory against Atlanta this weekend, winning 30-20 at home. They did need a late rally to secure the victory, as they outscored Atlanta 13-0 in the 4th quarter. Eli Manning had a quality game, throwing for 200 yds, 2 TDs, and no INTs.

Philly gets the convenience of playing at home once again, as they have scored 34 or more points in their 3 home wins. Nick Foles should have a good opportunity to have a big game, as New York ranks 25th in pass yds allowed. He also has won his last 7 games at home, dating back to November of 2013. New York has been hot as of late, but expect Philly to come out and be ready to win this game. Take Philly at +4.5 in case Eli throws one of his miracle TDs to take the lead late.

Game 2: St. Louis vs. San Francisco

The Initial Line:

St. Louis +3 home vs. San Francisco

The Take:

Add 7.5 points to St. Louis’ line

The Final Line:

St. Louis +10.5

The Breakdown:

St. Louis’ rally fell short in week 5, as they lost away to Philadelphia 34-28. With a little over 2 minutes left in the 3rd quarter they were down 34-7, but scored 3 late TDs to make it interesting. Rams QB Davis had a great game, throwing for 375 yds and 3 TDs. St. Louis now sits at 1-3 on the season. San Francisco got another home win on Sunday, defeating Kansas City 22-17. Frank Gore had another solid game on the ground, rushing 18 times for 107 yds. Kaepernick threw for over 200 yds and a TD, and the defense was able to get an INT off of opposing QB Alex Smith. San Francisco now sits above .500 at 3-2 for the season.

Despite St. Louis’ first game where they were blown out by Minnesota, they have been within 6 points in every other game (also lost to Dallas and Philly). They are a team who seems to be putting it together with their backup QB Austin Davis. He’s gotten better every week, and his in his last 3 games his passer rating has been 99.1, 98.0, and 103.7. The St. Louis defense will have to find a way to contain Frank Gore, as they are struggling at defending against the run this year. However they will be fired up for Monday Night Football in their home stadium, and will be battling hard all night for a division win against San Fran. Expect St. Louis to win or worst case lose by 7 or less in this one.

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