2023 Stats ATS (Against the Spread)
September 14 2023
College Football: 12-2
Vikings (+6.5) at Eagles
Philadelphia at home on a Thursday night against a creepy Vikings bunch the coughs up games like hairballs looks like a really good play, right?
Kirk Cousins – who has the mobility of a 1910 postage stamp- trying to hold up against that Eagles D-Line? Yikes.
It’s all too good to be true!
That’s why it’s doggie night at Lincoln Field.
Minnesota is a very deceiving team. The bottom line is: all their games are close. Getting 6.5 here looks like a cover waiting to happen.
The Eagles started off with a nail-biter win over New England after sprinting out to a 16-0 lead.
Frankly, they looked rather unimpressive, and Mack Jones had multiple opportunities to win the game late in the fourth quarter.
Jalen Hurts ended the day with a meager 207 yards and a pedestrian QBR (Quarterback Rating) of 36.4.
Minnesota went 11-0 in one score games last season but started 2023 at 0-1. The Vegas wise guys will all be jumping the Eagles, as they went 8-3 last year ATS as home favorites, while the Vikings were 1-3 as road dogs.
Enter Kirk Cousins, who has won three straight Thursday Night games, believe it or not. He loves Thursday night games for some reason. Go figure!
Here’s what sticks in my throat like a chicken bone: Philadelphia just gave up 316 yards in the rain to Mack Jones behind an otherwise anemic offensive designed by a defensive coordinator with a pencil behind his ear. (Matt Patricia last year). BTW, what did he ever do with that pencil? All the players have tablets.
Remember, the Eagles went on the cheap at linebacker and safety, and they ended up with ex-Titans and Texans reject Zach Cunningham in the middle. If you are getting Tennessee linebacker cast-offs – the bottom of the barrel scrapers-something is terribly wrong with your program.
This Philly secondary made Mack Jones look legit. What does that tell you?
I like the Vikings to right the ship, and if not win, cover. Cousins will light it up.
Pick: Vikings (+6.5)