Philadelphia Eagles vs. Atlanta Falcons NFL Pro Football Betting Preview

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The 2018 NFL regular season begins on Thursday September 5th as the Philadelphia Eagles are home to the Atlanta Falcons. The Eagles and Falcons get things underway from Philadelphia at 8:20PM Eastern Time and NBC TV has the coast to coast broadcast.

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The current odds available for wagering at Oddsmaker, where the bonuses are the best in the business has the home side Philadelphia Eagles favored by -2 ½ points with the total lined at 45 points.

Atlanta’s fierce defense gave the Eagles the biggest scare in the playoffs last year losing 15-10. Falcons came just a few yards of winning this game as Matt Ryan failed to connect with Julio Jones on a fourth and goal inside the five of the Eagles in the closing seconds. Atlanta limited Philadelphia on the ground with only 96 rushing yards on 32 carries. Falcons defense was also good in the red zone limiting Philadelphia to 1 of 3 conversions. Matt Ryan went 22 of 36 for 210 yards and a touchdown. Falcons also had a +2 turnover margin. Atlanta added an important piece to their passing game in the draft selecting Calvin Ridley out of Alabama with their first pick in the draft. Lining up opposite of Julio Jones will give the Falcons a potent 1-2 punch in pass patterns. Atlanta will improve their passing game that produced 244 yards per game and there will be better execution in the red zone.

Philadelphia cherished their role of the underdog in the playoffs. Eagles were underdogs in all three wins against the Falcons, Vikings and Patriots. Nick Foles relieved an injured Carson Wentz and the team won five of six games. The only loss was a meaningless Week 17 game at home to Dallas. Eagles defense showed improvement last season giving up 18 points with 323 yards per game. Issue facing the Eagles is the health of starting quarterback Carson Wentz. He suffered a season ending knee injury late in the season and hasn’t been cleared for contact. Nick Foles will get the start. Out for Thursday night is Eagles wide receivers Alshon Jeffery and Mack Hollins.

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