When it comes to breaking down a matchup for any sporting event past results can sometimes indicate future outcomes as history does tend to repeat itself. A perfect example of this would be the Eagles' performance at Lincoln Financial Field over this season and last. If you would have bet $100 against the Birds in their last 10 home games you would be up a cool grand. Last season's six-game losing streak at the Linc is somewhat understandable given that the team only won four games all year long. This year has been a whole other story so far with an impressive 5-1 record on the road complementing a dismal 0-4 start at home. What makes this scenario even more troubling is that with the exception of last-second loss to San Diego, the Eagles were completely outplayed in the other three games.
History does repeat itself, but I also believe that all good (in this case bad) things must come to an end. Philly has finally gained some traction over the past two weeks with Nick Foles at the helm and its defense has not allowed more than 21 points in the last six outings. Washington is just a game and half back in the division at 3-6 but its season took a turn for the worse last Sunday in a 34-27 loss to Minnesota. The Redskins completely dominated the first half of that game to build a 24-14 lead, but things quickly came unglued over the final two quarters especially on the defensive side of the ball.
Below is a link to my complete preview of this Sunday's games in the NFC East as part of my ongoing series for Doc's Sports.
NFC East Weekly NFL Betting Picks: Week 11