Sunday Night Football Betting Preview: Philadelphia Eagles vs. Atlanta Falcons - Week 2

Philadelphia Eagles vs. Atlanta Falcons
Sunday, September 15th - 8:20PM ET - Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, GA
Betting Line: Philadelphia -1, Total 51

Things got off to a real ugly start in Philadelphia. The Eagles found themselves down 17-0 to start the game and were headed towards a blowout loss at home to a division opponent. That wouldn't last.

Philly game out blazing in the second half, outscoring the Redskins 14-0 in the third quarter. They won 32-27 in a come-from-behind win in their season opener.

Carson Wentz had a stellar game. He completed 28 of 29 passes for 313 yards and 3 touchdowns. Wentz was sacked just once in the game. Philadelphia did not commit a turnover.

Rushing duties were split among Darren Sproles, Jordan Howard, and Miles Sanders. Collectively, the Eagles rushed for 123 yards and a touchdown. Alshon Jeffrey scored his first career rushing touchdown after taking a backward pass to the house.

Jeffrey also caught a touchdown pass. He caught five balls for 49 yards. But Jeffrey wasn't the star of the offense.

DeSean Jackson had a sweet home welcome in his first game back as an Eagle. Jackson caught eight passes for 154 yards and two touchdowns on deep balls.

Despite the rough start, it was a good day to be an Eagles fan.

Atlanta too got off to a slow start, one from which they wouldn't recover. The Falcons were down 28-0 to start the fourth quarter. They wound up losing 28-12.

Matt Ryan passed for 304 yards, 2 touchdowns, and 2 interceptions. He also lost a fumble and was sacked four times.

Most of Minnesota's production came via the legs of Dalvin Cook. Cook carried the ball 21 times for 111 yards and 2 touchdowns. Atlanta allowed 172 rushing yards and 3 touchdowns. Kirk Cousins completed just 8 passes for 98 yards -- a perplexing stat when you look at the scoreboard.

Atlanta rushed for just 73 yards. Ito Smith led the team with 31 yards. That'll happen when you're down 21-0 at halftime.

Philadelphia is riding a 3-0 SU and ATS winning streak over Atlanta. They're 14-5-1 against the spread over the Falcons since '90. In other words: Philadelphia has a history of dominating the Falcons.

The Under has also been a common theme among these two teams. In 11 of their last 15 meetings, those who have bet the Under have come away richer.

It should be noted that the Eagles are 1-2 in their last three visits to Atlanta.

Philly shook off some early cobwebs in Week 1, something Atlanta couldn't do. They'll ride that wave into Atlanta. Parlay the Eagles and the Under on Sunday night and you too will come away richer.