Where: Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA
When: Sunday, December 18, 4:15 p.m. ET
Spread: Philadelphia -3
Take the points. It's hard to believe that even after all these weeks of disappointment, the grossly inconsistent Eagles are still favored. The Eagles only have one home win this season and the Jets haven't lost their motivation to play, unlike the dejected Eagles.
Take the over. The Jets have scored 28 or more in their last three games. As bad as the Eagles can be, it's hard to see them being held to under 21 against a Jets run defense that surrenders 109.2 YPG.
Injuries According to NFL.com
|Matt Slauson||G||Knee||Full Participation in Practice||--|
|Mike Devito||DT||Knee||Limited Participation in Practice||--|
|Marcus Dixon||DT||Hip||Limited Participation in Practice||--|
|Eric Smith||S||Knee||Limited Participation in Practice||--|
|Marquice Cole||CB||Knee||Did Not Participate In Practice||--|
|Brandon Moore||G||Hip||Did Not Participate In Practice||--|
|Vladimir Ducasse||T||Knee||Full Participation in Practice||--|
|Shonn Greene||RB||Rib||Full Participation in Practice||--|
|Nick Mangold||C||Ankle||Full Participation in Practice||--|
|Joe McKnight||RB||Elbow||Full Participation in Practice||--|
|Calvin Pace||LB||Groin||Full Participation in Practice||--|
|Todd Herremans||T||Ankle||Did Not Participate In Practice||--|
|Cullen Jenkins||DT||Groin||Did Not Participate In Practice||--|
|Darryl Tapp||DE||Ribs||Did Not Participate In Practice||--|
|Michael Vick||QB||Ribs||Did Not Participate In Practice||--|
|Nnamdi Asomugha||CB||Knee||Full Participation in Practice||--|
|Ronnie Brown||RB||Hamstring||Full Participation in Practice||--|
|Riley Cooper||WR||Groin||Full Participation in Practice||--|
|Trevor Laws||DT||Knee||Full Participation in Practice||--|
|Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie||CB||Ankle||Full Participation in Practice||--|
|Jeremy Maclin||WR||Hamstring||Limited Participation in Practice||--|
Fantasy Big Plays:
Start: Mark Sanchez' inability to crack the 200-yard mark in his last three outings has irked some fantasy owners, but he's got seven touchdowns vs. one pick in that span. The Eagles aren't anything special against the pass and this is the week his yardage will pick up.
Sit: DeSean Jackson hasn't racked up over 100 yards since Week 4 against the 49ers. He's a big name who hasn't been a viable starter for the majority of the season. It's clear his situation in Philadelphia has become toxic and he's a must-sit for the rest of the season.
Keys to Jets Win:
Overload the box. Michael Vick and LeSean McCoy are capable of taking this game over. The Jets haven't been elite at stopping the run this season, but they'll need to be to control an Eagles ground game that is rushing for 148.9 rushing YPG.
Break the Eagles early. There are games when it looks like Philadelphia doesn't want it. The Jets have to make sure that this is one of those games. Taking an early lead and stomping out Philly's hopes of taking down the Jets is the easiest way to ensure they obtain a must-win victory.
Keys to Eagles Win:
Try. Having superstars does absolutely nothing for the Eagles if they don't have all 11 guys on the field making an effort to win. This means going across the middle, sticking their noses in there and making tackles and getting a little mud on their uniform if need be.
Let Michael Vick take over. Though fans may be wanting the Eagles to lose out and obtain a higher draft pick, it's safe to say that No. 7 isn't concerned with April. This team has to be embarrassed and Vick needs to lead by example, showing fans why he was an MVP candidate coming into this season and proving the Eagles' future isn't as bleak as the 2011 season.
Jets 31, Eagles 27