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Thursday Night Football: Eagles at Texans Expert Picks and Predictions

A Cross City Conundrum

The Philadelphia Eagles (7-0) face off against the Houston Texans (1-5-1) in a Thursday sleeper. Your crack team of unhealthy analysts is made up entirely of Houston Astros fans (gasp) and will surely be watching the World Series broadcast instead of whatever nonsense the Texans decide to cook up against the only undefeated team left in the NFL. This is also the seventh time that the two cities playing the World Series will play an NFL game on the same day. I’m sure each broadcast will mention that nugget about 74 times.

John is at some sort of Trumpster rally as the election comes to a close, so I didn’t even both asking his thoughts (Eagles, baby). Nate lost $400 feeding the beast and lounging in front a video poker machine, so I doubt he’s at his best. I lost my shirt on midweek MACtion and have no more liquidity to hammer this game. Everyone is thriving.

When Thursday, November 3rd, 8:15 pm EST
Where NRG Stadium

Houston, TX

How to Watch Amazon Prime

Philadelphia Eagles at Houston Texans (-14) (o/u 45)

Odds Courtesy of DraftKings as of 11/3

Nate: The Eagles are just way better at everything than the Texans. Call me a square, but I just don’t see how Texans can hang unless the Eagles just completely take their foot off the gas in the second half.

It may be safer to take the Eagles in the first half only since they tend to play with a ton of pace and aggression early in the game. But I need something to keep my mind from wandering for longer than one half. So I’ll lay the points with the Eagles and be angry about the inevitable backdoor cover. Pick: Eagles -14.

Jack: I won’t bore you with any metrics, because this game requires only tree top analysis. The Eagles rank among the top of the league in almost every category. The Texans ranks near the bottom. Look for the Eagles to score early and often, as they torch a sluggish Texans run defense that looked as porous as the Godzilla’s diet plan on Sunday against the Titans.

Keep an eye on the turnovers in this game as well. The Eagles rank first in turnover differential (+7), nicking 10 interceptions on the season. The Texans perform fairly well in the turnover game with a +3 differential. Mills does have 6 interceptions on the season, though, so if he throws one early, this game will be over by the half. Pick: Eagles -14.


  • Jack Fredericks, Editor

    Jack Fredericks is the editor of Godzilla Wins. He has a M.A. Literature and the Environment and a M.A. in Teaching. He covers the NFL, college football, and the NBA. He combines his unique perspective with advanced metrics to provide robust analysis for your enjoyment. Twitter: @JohnMattFred

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  • Nate Perry, Senior Analyst #NoPickNate

    Nate Perry is a career college educator and literary writer who tends bar to get the inside scoop on sports. He makes his living in hardscrabble downtown Reno, Nevada. A sports handicapper by trade, Nate is legendary at the sportsbook in Reno. If you can gamble on it, chances are Nate has tried his hand at it. He's a former fiction writer who has turned to writing about sports in a desperate bid to get published, much to the chagrin of nearly everyone around him. He is featured here with his extremely large dog, Boatswain.

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