The NFC East is rapidly becoming one of the weakest divisions in the NFL with an overall record of just 3-9 through the first three weeks of the season. New York and Washington are still looking for their first win of the year and the Eagles have reverted to their old ways with back-to-back losses to San Diego and Kansas City.
In one of the more unique scheduling twists in the NFL, all four teams will face an AFC West opponent on the road this Sunday afternoon. The Giants square off against the Chiefs in a 1 p.m. start and the Eagles, Redskins and Cowboys all have late afternoon tilts out west. Philadelphia has the unenviable task of facing the best overall team in the AFC with a trip to Mile High to play Denver. It has been listed as a 12-point underdog for this matchup and will struggle to keep things that close.
Over the years Peyton Manning has had a field day playing the Birds in his days as the Colts' quarterback. With arguably the best receiving corps in the league, he should have no problem lighting-up the scoreboard this time around as well against an Eagles' pass defense that is ranked 29th in the league. My only hope for this game is that Chip Kelly's offense resembles the one that sliced and diced the Redskins on opening day and not that one that gift wrapped the game last week against Andy Reid's Chiefs with five turnovers. I think both teams are going to light it up this Sunday afternoon so much so that I have made this game my NFC East "Pick of the Week" with a play on the OVER 57 on the total line.
The following is a link to my complete preview of Week 4 in the NFC East as part of an ongoing series for Doc's Sports. I am 2-1 on my weekly pick in the division this season after going against the Giants in the first two weeks before getting suckered in on taking them against Carolina last week. I am more than confident that this week's pick will get me back to my winning ways.
NFC East Weekly NFL Betting Picks: Week 4