Having faced each other less than two weeks ago in Philadelphia, these two teams would normally have a good read on what to expect from each other. But the Eagles’ 27-17 win on Dec. 21 was anything but ordinary.
First, the game was played on a Tuesday as it was pushed back two days to help the Washington Football Team deal with a COVID-19 spike within its roster. That left Washington (6-9 SU, 5-9-1 ATS) starting Garrett Gilbert, who’d only been signed to the roster days earlier, at quarterback.
Despite that, Washington led 10-0 after the first quarter before the Eagles (8-7 SU, 8-6-1 ATS) woke up and got things together. The two teams then followed those paths five days later, with Philadelphia shrugging off an ugly first-half performance to rout the New York Giants, 34-10, while WFT was absolutely demolished by the Dallas Cowboys, 56-14.
Technically still alive for a playoff spot, Washington needs a pair of wins to close out the season, and plenty of help that is out of its control. Philadelphia could clinch a playoff berth with a win and some help, but none of it matters if it lays an egg at FedExField.
The Eagles are favored by 4-4.5 points with the total sitting anywhere between 44.5-47 points, but if you’re looking for some other ways to bet the game, here are some player props and touchdown scorer wagers to consider.
Eagles QB Jalen Hurts passing touchdowns Over 1.5 (+128 at BetRivers)
Starting running back Miles Sanders will miss the game with a broken hand, and Jordan Howard is questionable after suffering a stinger against the Giants, so Hurts may have to air it out more than usual on Sunday. He’s only thrown for multiple touchdowns in six games but should add to that total against Washington.
WFT QB Taylor Heinicke passing touchdowns Under 1.5 (-190 at Caesars)
Heinicke has thrown for multiple touchdowns on five occasions, but this isn’t likely to be his sixth. The Eagles rank ninth against the pass defensively, so Heinicke may not have much luck through the air.
Jalen Hurts rushing yards Under 43.5 (-115 at Caesars)
Hindered by an ankle injury, Hurts carried just two times for seven yards against the Giants. With Sanders sidelined and Howard questionable, Boston Scott will likely see the brunt of the carries. With a potential playoff game just two weeks away, the Eagles likely won’t want Hurts running unless absolutely necessary.
WFT WR Terry McLaurin receiving yards Under 50.5 (-114 at FanDuel)
With running back Antonio Gibson going on the COVID-19 list on Friday, the Eagles can likely turn even more of their attention to stopping McLaurin.
Eagles TE Dallas Goedert receiving yards Over 54.5 (-120 at Caesars)
Goedert had 135 yards on seven receptions when these teams met two weeks ago. Washington will do a better job slowing him down Sunday, but Goedert will still catch his share of passes.
Eagles WR DeVonta Smith to score the game’s first TD (+850 at Caesars)
Smith’s touchdown against the Giants was his first in five games, so bettors could fare well by taking a flyer on Smith being the first player to reach the end zone on Sunday.
Terry McLaurin to score the game’s first TD (+1100 at Caesars)
With just two touchdowns in his last 11 games and only five on the season, it’s been a disappointing season for McLaurin. Having gone five games without a touchdown, McLaurin may be due, so it would pay off well if he can record the game’s first touchdown.