This could be a historic game for the New York Jets as they host the 2.5-point underdog Philadelphia Eagles. The Jets have never — I repeat, never — defeated the Eagles in a regular-season game. EVER! The Jets are 0-9 vs the Eagles all time. The last loss coming in 2011 with a 45-19 blowout by the Eagles.
Can the Jets break the losing streak? Will Chip Kelly’s Eagles finally win one for the Gipper? Which side should you bet? Those and more questions answered below.
A Closer Look At The Philadelphia Eagles Vs New York Jets NFL Week 4 Odds & My Free Pick
What: Philadelphia Eagles (0-2) at NY Jets (2-0)
When: Sunday, Sept. 27th, 2015
Kickoff: 1:00 p.m. ET
Where: East Rutherford, NJ
Stadium: MetLife Stadium
Weather: 71° F/Scattered Clouds
Spread: Jets -2.5
Moneyline: Philadelphia +115 vs New York -135
Game Total: 46
Stream: Fox Sports Go
Listen: Philadelphia vs New York
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Why Bet On Philadelphia to Beat NYJ (-2.5)
Welcome to Chip Kelly’s nightmare.
There is absolutely nothing that can be taken from Philadelphia’s horrible showing against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 2. Eagles’ coach Chip Kelly said as much. He was embarrassed after the loss.
Kelly should have been embarrassed. Philadelphia could do nothing on offense. The defense actually played very well by holding the Cowboys to 20 points. The offense could only muster 10 points and they only did that because Dallas’ defense got tired towards the end of the game. At one point, the score was 20 to 3.
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) September 22, 2015
If the Eagles don’t change anything up on offense, they won’t find a way to score anything against the Jets’ defense. First, the Eagles must continue to try and rush the football. What they have to do, though, is run inside of the tackles. RB DeMarco Murray is most comfortable rushing between the tackles, not on the edges. Second, the Eagles have to move to a 10 yard or less passing game.
Both Nelson Agholor and Jordan Matthews are big, strong, fast wide receivers. But both those guys will be playing against two of the top corners in the NFL. Don’t test the Jets’ corners up the field. Instead, try and beat them in 10 yard or less outs and seam routes.
Why Bet On NYJ (-2.5) to Beat Philadelphia
A lot of times in Week 2’s loss to the Cowboys, it appeared that Bradford was holding the ball way too long. If he holds the ball too long against the Jets defense, he’s going to get drilled. The Jets have the top defense in the NFL. More importantly, Coach Todd Bowles is a master at calling blitzes. He has a knack of knowing when to blitz and when not too.
The problem that Philadelphia has with facing the Jets is that Kelly’s offense just isn’t designed to beat a defensive team like the New York Jets. By speeding up the game, Kelly’s offense plays right into the hands of Bowles and New York. Because Antonio Cromartie and Darrelle Revis are so good at the corner positions, Bowles doesn’t need to switch defenses. He can play man-to-man on every down. What it means is that from play to play, Bowles can decide to call in the blitz or to rush up his strong safety to play against the run.
— New York Jets (@nyjets) September 24, 2015
This gives Bowles and the Jets more options on defense than what Kelly has on offense. Philly is looking at a 0-3 record. My final score prediction is New York Jets 24, Philadelphia 17.