New York Jets and Philadelphia Eagles will face each other in Sunday’s action of the NFL 2021 Week 13. The home side is one of the weakest teams in the league, and it’s another unsuccessful season for them. The visitors want to bounce back with a win and improve their record in the remainder of the campaign.
New York stopped its losing streak last weekend and hopes for another good display. They can play without any pressure since their post-season chances faded away a long time ago. On the other hand, Philadelphia lost after celebrating twice in a row. The away side wants to get back on the winning track and improve their position on the standings.
New York Jets – Can they celebrate another victory?
The Jets sit on the bottom of the AFC East, being two wins behind the third-placed Dolphins. However, they managed to book a victory after losing three times in a row. New York was better than the Texans on the road, beating them 21-14. Nevertheless, that was New York’s third win this season, while they suffered eight defeats. The Jets held Houston to only 202 yards while generating 266 yards in the offense. New York was very good in the rushing game, gaining 157 yards and a pair of scores.
Zach Wilson has passed for 1,313 yards this season, with four TDs and ten interceptions, while the opponents’ defenders sacked him 23 times. Michael Carter dominates New York’s rushing game with 430 yards and four scores, while Ty Johnson and Tevin Coleman have combined for 371 rushing yards and a touchdown. Corey Davis and Elijah Moore have led the Jets’ receiving department, combining for 938 yards and eight touchdown receptions. C.J. Mosley has been the leading defender with 88 total tackles, while Quinnen Williams logged six sacks.
Expected Line-Up (Offense): Tevin Coleman, Keelan Cole, Jamison Crowder, Elijah Moore, Ryan Griffin, Nick Bawden, George Fant, Alijah Vera-Tucker, Connor McGovern, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, Morgan Moses
Expected Line-Up (Defense): John Franklin-Myers, Folorunso Fatukasi, Quinnen Williams, Shaq Lawson, Del’Shawn Phillips, C.J. Mosley, Jarrad Davis, Isaiah Dunn, Ashtyn Davis, Elijah Riley, Bryce Hall
Quarter Back: Joe Flacco
Kicker: Matt Ammendola
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Philadelphia Eagles – Will they get back on the winning track?
The Eagles go to this match after losing to New York Giants last weekend, and that defeat held them to 3rd place in the NFC East. They are currently at a 5-7 record, with very slim chances for reaching the post-season. Although they gained 332 yards in the offense and held the Giants to 264 yards, Philadelphia made four turnovers that cost them a defeat. Their rushing department has generated 208 yards, but they managed to find the end zone only once.
Jalen Hurts has gone 2,435 yards through the air this season, with 13 TDs and eight picks. On the other hand, he has been sacked 21 times. Hurts has also been the Eagles’ leading rusher with 695 yards and eight touchdowns, while Miles Sanders gained 458 rushing yards. DeVonta Smith leads the receiving corps with 686 yards and four TD receptions, while Dallas Goedert and Quez Watkins have generated 400+ receiving yards each. Alex Singleton has been the most dominant, with 102 total tackles on defense, while Javon Hargrave has seven sacks.
Expected Line-Up (Offense): Boston Scott, DeVonta Smith, Jalen Reagor, Quez Watkins, Dallas Goedert, Jordan Mailata, Landon Dickerson, Andre Dillard, Nate Herbig, Lane Johnson
Expected Line-Up (Defense): Josh Sweat, Javon Hargrave, Fletcher Cox, Derek Barnett, Alex Singleton, T.J. Edwards, Genard Avery, Darius Slay, K’Von Wallace, Anthony Harris, Avonte Maddox
Quarter Back: Gardner Minshew II
Kicker: Jake Elliott
Expert Pick #1 – Philadelphia Eagles -6.5 @-110
Although they come for a defeat to this game, I see the Eagles being hot favorites in this one. The Jets had their blitzes this season, but they were pretty rare. The home side’s game has been a mess throughout the season, and I’m going with Philadelphia to cover the spread as my first pick.
Expert Pick #2 – Over 45.5 @-110
The Eagles have been involved in high-scoring matches on the road pretty often. Seven of their last ten matches away from home went over the margin. On the other hand, the Jets’ games went Over on six of the previous eight occasions. Give me the Over as the second bet.
Expert Pick #3 – Eagles Over 26.5 @-120
Philadelphia has been pretty good in the offense this season, and they have produced 21 points or more nine times in the last ten matches. Since the visitors haven’t been tight in the back, I see the Eagles scoring at least 27 points in this clash.