The Philadelphia Eagles suffered a devastating upset last week – against the Washington Commanders of all teams. This week, they will try and take out their frustration on the Indianapolis Colts.
The Eagles were the last unbeaten team left before the Commanders marched into their stadium and won as double-digit underdogs. The Colts, meanwhile, snapped a three-game losing streak against the Las Vegas Raiders 25-20.
Eagles Perfect on Road
The Philadelphia Eagles will look to rebound after suffering their first-season loss to the lowly Washington Commanders as 11-point home favorites. The Eagles still lead the NFC East and have the best record in football, but losing to the Commanders still stings. The Eagles enter Week 11 with a 4-0 straight-up record on the road but are just 1-3 against the spread away from home.
The Eagles could be in for another rough outing if the Colts’ rushing defense has anything to say about it. Philly has one of the more prolific rushing attacks in the NFL, with Miles Sanders and Jalen Hurts combining for 13 rushing touchdowns. But the Colts allow fewer than one rushing TD per game and rank second in opponent yards per rushing attempt.
To make matters worse, the Eagles lost Dallas Goedert at tight end with a shoulder injury. Goedert has become one of the Eagles’ top passing options with 544 yards receiving and three touchdowns. The loss of Goedert significantly weakens an already suspect passing attack.
The Indianapolis Colts, and new interim coach Jeff Saturday, looked refreshed in Week 10 in a victory over the Las Vegas Raiders. The Colts had begun to lose motivation, but Saturday gave them a kick in the pants, and the roster responded.
That said, the Eagles are much better than the Raiders and will present a far more challenging test on Sunday.
Ryan reclaimed the starting QB job from Sam Ehlinger and led this team with 222 passing yards and a touchdown. The 37-year-old signal-caller even ran for a touchdown and 38 total yards.
But it’s not what the Colts do well that one should focus on. It’s their terrible turnover numbers. The Colts ranked 22nd in interception rate on offense, with a pick thrown every 2.65% of the time. In contrast, their defense is one of the worst at 1.32%. Because of this, the Colts have the second-worst turnover margin per game at -0.9.
Meanwhile, the Eagles are the second-least intercepted team in the NFL and the second-best team at picking off opposing quarterbacks. They, therefore, lead the league into margin per game at +1.4.
Eagles vs Colts Game Injuries
Eagles vs Colts Head-to-Head
Philly and Indy have played nine times before, with the Colts holding a 5-4 lead. However, Philadelphia is on a three-game win streak dating back to 2010.
Eagles vs Colts Game Information
- Game: Eagles vs Colts
- Date: Sunday, Nov. 20
- Time: 1 p.m. ET
- Location: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN
- How to watch Eagles vs Colts? CBS
Eagles vs Colts Live stream: NFL Game Pass
Eagles vs Colts Betting Lines
Eagles vs Colts Picks & Prediction
It’s challenging for a team to win a game at the NFL level after losing the turnover battle. It’s nearly impossible when a team loses that battle as severely as I expect the Colts to on Sunday.
The Eagles will come out swinging after an upsetting loss in Week 11. Their defense matches up perfectly and could win the turnover battle by 3+ by the time the final whistle sounds.
The Philadelphia Eagles are listed at -290 in our Vegas NFL lines. This means that if you wager $100 on the Eagles, you have a chance to win $34. The Indianapolis Colts are +240, offering a chance to win $240 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives the Eagles a 74.36% chance to win, with the Colts at 29.41%.
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