The best number has gotten away but I still think it’s not too late to jump on the Eagles bandwagon. Chip Kelly’s offense exploded in preseason with Sam Bradford at quarterback and they get a favorable matchup against the Falcons in a dome. The Eagles added DeMarco Murray and Ryan Mathews to the backfield, and I think the Eagles will wear teams down this season.
I think the Falcons will be solid but it will take a few weeks for the defense to play to their potential. Matt Ryan and Julio Jones should have big games but I think the underrated Eagles front seven will slow down the Falcons running game.
I know picking away favorites isn’t always the best thing in the NFL but with a high total I’m will to lay the points with the Eagles. I can see this spread continuing to go up towards the end of the weekend and can see the Eagles being one of the best teams in the NFC.
The Eagles were in a similar situation two years ago when they opened the season on Monday night in Chip Kelly’s coaching debut. The Eagles offense was dominant that night against the Redskins and I think Kelly will want to impress again on a national stage.
Pick: Eagles (-3) over Falcons