Return to Meadowlands: Eagles-Jets Week 13 preview, odds, predictions
It’s round two in the Meadowlands for the Philadelphia Eagles this Sunday, who make the trip back up to face the New York Jets. The Jets are 3-8 on the season, coming off a 21-14 victory over the Houston Texans.
Philadelphia desperately needs a win to keep their playoff hopes alive this season, with FiveThirtyEight giving them a 26% chance as of today. Their chances go to 32% with a win, while a loss plummets them to 12%.
It’s a perfect matchup for the Eagles to find their groove again, as the Jets have the worst rush-defense grade in the NFL at 34.7, according to PFF. New York has allowed the sixth-most rushing yards this season and the most rushing touchdowns with 20. It won’t be the same with Jordan Howard and Boston Scott likely both out, so Miles Sanders and Kenneth Gainwell will have to get it done.
Jalen Hurts has also been bothered with injuries, and although he said he would play earlier this week, it is no longer the case. Gardner Minshew is the starter this week and has been getting reps, but either way Minshew should have an easy day. It’s likely the Eagles will rely on the ground once again, but the Jets’ passing defense is brutal as well, allowing a 69.9 completion percentage.
Zach Wilson is back for the Jets after missing several games and looked mediocre in his return against the Texans. Over seven games, Wilson has been sacked 23 times or 3.3 times per game. It’ll be another perfect opportunity for Jonathan Gannon to attack the opposing teams by getting pressure on their young QB often.
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|Eagles||-5.5 (-113)||-235||O 44.5 (-110)|
|Jets||+5.5 (-108)||+188||U 44.5 (-110)|
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New York is amongst the worst in the league at everything the Eagles do best, so it’s hard to think they leave the Meadowlands again with a loss. Even with Gardner Minshew starting, he shouldn’t need to do much, just let Miles Sanders potentially have the best game of his career.
Parx Sportsbook: Eagles 24 – Jets 6
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