I am off to another fast start out of the gate with my weekly picks in the NFC East for Doc's Sports. Last week I went with the OVER on the Eagles vs. Indianapolis game and after another sketchy first half the Birds got in gear with a 30-27 victory that took the total OVER the closing 54-point line. That makes me 2-0 heading into Week 3 of the new NFL season.
My first instinct was to ride the Birds again this Sunday as seven-point favorites against the Redskins, but I am wary of the fact that Kirk Cousins might very well light-up the Eagles' secondary in a game that could easily end up being a bit too close for comfort. I still think that Philly comes away with the straight-up win but it is still playing this game at the Linc which has not provided the home field advantage that you would think it would over the past few seasons.
The Giants have been absolutely terrible in their first two games and I have no confidence in their chances to get a win this Sunday at home against Houston, so I am going with Dallas as my NFC East 'pick of the week' to come out on the winning end of Sunday's game against St. Louis as a 1.5-point underdog on the road. A few sportsbooks currently have this game listed as a PICK, but it really does not matter as I have the Boys winning this game outright. It is not that I think that Dallas is all that good, it is the fact that I know that St. Louis is not all that good especially with quarterback Sam Bradford lost again due to a season-ending injury.
The following is a link to my complete preview and 'pick of the week' for all the games in the NFC East this week as part of an ongoing series for Doc's Sports.
Expert NFL Betting Picks: Weekly NFC East Predictions Week 3