Thursday, December 13, 2012

Thursday Night Football Prognostication

Thursday, December 13, 2012
Bengals @ Eagles +3.5
Hexagram 64: Unready to Cross
The Eagles ended their eight game losing streak last week with an improbably win in Tampa, but I don’t think they will continue to turn the corner tonight at home. Philadelphia’s biggest problem is their concussed skill position players, but their revolving door offensive line. Even in their breakthrough last week, they won despite their line play. The Eagles rushed for just 29 yards and quarterback Nick Foles was sacked six times against a defense that came in with just 18 sacks on the season. On a short week, the mix and match blockers for the Eagles will face a much sterner test against a Cincinnati defense that leads the NFL with 42 sacks. Eagles fans should be encouraged by the play of Nick Foles, but I think this team has too many fundamental issues for him to make a difference this year.

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