After a 17-9 win over the Cowboys, the Eagles now control the NFC East. They simply have to beat the Giants and they’ll reach the NFC playoffs as the #4 seed. Their defence outclassed the Cowboys last week by allowing just 9 points and 0 touchdowns. They can be vulnerable against heavy passing teams so the Giants will be a tough matchup in New York. But on the flip side, Wentz and Sanders are leading this Eagles offence and they should have more success in this matchup. Giants QB Daniel Jones returned last week with an impressive 5 TD performance as the Giants beat the ‘Skins 41-35 in OT. They’ve won back to back games and their offence has scored a total of 77 points. The other pleasing sign was gun RB Saquon Barkley who looked back to his best with 279 total yards and 2 TDs. The NY Giants would love to crush the Eagles playoff hopes so I feel this will be a high scoring affair. The Over has saluted in all of the last 7 meetings in New York and the Giants are coming off 2 high scoring contests against the Redskins/Dolphins.
The Giants are 1-4 in their last 5 home games but beat the Dolphins 36-20 in their last outing. The Eagles have won 5 of the last 6 in New York.
Head to Head Record
Philadelphia won the earlier season meeting 23-17 and they’re 9-1 SU in the last 10 meetings.
Houston has wrapped the AFC South after a 23-20 road win over the Buccaneers in Week 16. The defence had a field day with 4 interceptions and the offence benefited in a pretty quiet game by Watson/Hopkins. Unless the Chiefs lose, it looks like the Texans will be the #4 seed and that could mean another matchup with the Titans next week. They should be confident either way after beating the Titans 24-21 in Week 15. The Titans are coming off a 38-28 home loss against the Saints where they led 14-0 in the early stages. Tannehill tossed 3 touchdowns but the defence had a tough time stopping all of the Saints weapons. So they’ll need to shutdown the combination of Watson and Hopkins in this matchup. In good news, top RB Derrick Henry should be back from injury after he was held out of the last week’s game. The Titans have to win this game to reach the playoffs but the Texans won’t make it easy. So we do like the Overs trend between these two sides when they meet in Houston (7-1).
Houston is 5-2 at home this season. The Titans have lost their last 5 at this venue.
Head to Head Record
In mid-December, the Texans outlasted the Titans 24-21 in Nashville. Since 2014, the Texans hold a 7-3 head to head record.
The 6-9 Broncos finish off the season with the chance to hurt their Raiders playoff hopes this Monday. Denver is coming off a nice run of 3 wins in their last 4 so they’re building nice momentum for next season. Drew Lock has been solid behind centre and Phillip Lindsay carried them to victory last week against the Lions (19 carries / 109 yards). They’ve won 4 of their last 5 at home and 6 of 7 when the Raiders travel to Mile High. It’s fairly unlikely, but the Raiders can actually make the playoffs with a lot of help from other results. But it starts with beating the Broncos. They rebounded from a disappointing 4 game losing streak with a 24-17 victory over the Chargers last week. Derek Carr dominated the Chargers secondary with 26 of 30 passes hitting targets and Renfrow returned from injury with a long TD catch in the first quarter. In the end, it’s usually a close affair between these two divisional rivals so we have to like the underdog line for the Raiders. They need to win this game and they have beaten the Broncos in 3 of the last 4 meetings. Denver is also just 4-9 ATS when they host the Raiders.
The Broncos are 4-3 at home this season. Oakland has lost 6 of their last 7 games in Denver.
Head to Head Record
Since 2014, the two sides have won 5 games against each other and the Raiders won the earlier season meeting 24-16.
The headline of Week 17 will be the NFC West affair in Seattle as the 11-4 Seahawks host the 12-3 49ers. Starting with the home side, they’re coming off a shocking loss to the Cardinals last week (27-13) and injuries are piling up at the wrong end of the season. Which sees Marshawn Lynch back in Seattle to take over the running back duties with Carson out for the season. They’re also struggling for personnel on the offensive line and that simply hurts their ability to run the ball or protect the QB. However, the Seahawks are a proud team at home and will be desperate to avoid a wildcard playoff when they can still win the division. On the other side, the 49ers can wrap up the #1 seed in the NFC by beating the Seahawks. They survived a close affair with the Rams last week at home, winning 34-31 in the end. The defence has struggled over the last 3 weeks but luckily, they have the scoring ability to make up for it. Their running game is hard to stop with a 3 man committee and Garoppolo is managing the game well. Ultimately, the Seahawks should be keen to bounce back from last week and they do have a great record against the 49ers. They’re 10-1 ATS at home against them and have won 11 of the last 12 meetings.
Seattle holds a 4-3 record at home this season. The 49ers have an 0-5 record in Seattle since 2014.
Head to Head Record
The Seahawks have dominated this head to head with 9 wins in the last 10, including a 27-24 result in November.
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