The Eagles make their first appearance on NFL Network's Thursday Night Football riding an unexpected one-game winning streak after last Sunday's thrilling last-second victory over Tampa Bay. This week they have a chance to end another team's slim playoff chances when they face the 7-6 Cincinnati Bengals. The Birds also have a chance to post a 3-1 record against the AFC North, which has already accounted for half their wins this year.
You gotta love the way rookie quarterback Nick Foles hung tough and willed the team to a win over the Buccaneers and you have to hope he takes another step forward against a pretty solid Bengals' defense. Thursday night is also a chance for the Eagles' defensive secondary to prove that last Sunday's unexpected performance against Tampa Bay was not a fluke with Andy Dalton and AJ Green coming to town.
Finally, this game is one of three remaining chances for Andy Reid to add to his running record as the winningest head coach in franchise history. At first I thought Jeff Lurie should have let him go once the Eagles hit seven losses, but in retrospect, I glad he is letting him ride out the string.
The following is a link to my weekly Eagles preview and prediction that has been featured on Doc's Sports Service all season long. My overall record picking these games is as bad as the Eagles playing them, but it has still been fun.
Weekly Philadelphia Eagles Betting Picks: Week 15 vs. Bengals