Philadelphia Eagles vs New York Jets Prediction, Odds, and Preview 08/27/2021
Game Time: 7:30pm ET, Friday, August 27th, 2021
Venue: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, NJ
Where to Watch: NFL Network
NFL Preseason Record:
Eagles: 0-2 (NFC East)
Jets: 2-0 (AFC East)
Opening Odds at USA Sportsbooks:
Circa Sports: Spread: Jets -4 Over/Under: 34.5 runs
BetMGM: Spread: Jets -4; Over/Under 33.5 points
Eagles: Andre Dillard OT (knee) Questionable, Shaun Bradley (groin) Questionable,
Jets: Vinny Curry DE Out, Carl Lawson DE (achilles) Out, Jarrad Davis (ankle) Out
Jalen Hurts QB
Miles Sanders RB
DeVonta Smith WR
Jalen Reagor WR
Greg Ward WR
Dallas Goedert TE
Jordan Mailata LT
Isaac Seumalo LG
Jason Kelce C
Brandon Brooks RG
Lane Johnson RT
Zach Wilson QB
Tevin Coleman RB
Corey Davis WR
Jamison Crowder WR
Keelan Cole WR
Tyler Kroft TE
Mekhi Becton LT
Alijah Vera-Tucker LG
Connor McGovern C
Greg Van Roten RG
George Fant RT
Eagles: Nick Sirianni (first season)
Jets: Robert Saleh (first season)
The Eagles are 0-2 in the preseason. Losing to the Pittsburgh Steelers 24-16 and the New England Patriots 35-0. They haven’t looked on the same page yet, whether it’s been the starters, back-ups, or deep scrubs.
The Jets are 2-0 in the preseason. Beating the New York Giants 12-7 and the Green Bay Packers 23-14. They’ve already lost a star player to season ending injury… so even though Zach Wilson looks real good as a starter they should save him for the Carolina Panthers on September 12th.
The Jets and Eagles have played each other 11 times since 1973 and the Eagles are 11-0. A preseason win for the Jets wouldn’t count on this history since these are regular season games… but still. The Eagles have the Jets number.
In 2020 the Jets scored a lowly 15.2 points a game while letting their opponents score 28.6. They were an absolute tire fire. They had 4,798 total yards of offense while their opponents layed 6,387 yards on them. At times it felt like the entire starting offense was made of backups in each of these contests… The Jets odds of winning dropped to the bottom of the barrel. Bettors quickly noticed the NY Jets were good for a loss against all nfl teams. But just as the fans got used to the idea that they were losing to get the #1 pick… the permanent road underdog Jets accidentally found themselves the winner in two meaningless end of season games. They couldn’t even lose in spectacular fashion. They didn’t get the top pick and settled for QB Zach Wilson.
In 2020 the Eagles had had enough of Carson Wentz who threw for 16 touchdowns and 15 interceptions in yet another injury riddled season. They plugged in backup Quarterback Jalen Hurts.. And for a rookie he played OK on a much cheaper salary. So, out went Carson Wentz to the Colts. Last season saw the Eagles score 20.8 points per game and give up 26 points per game. They lost a lot. They lost in the worst division in football… they simply didn’t lose as much as the NYJ.
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Eagles Vs Jets Game Preview:
This is a battle of two teams who will not be anxious to risk the health of anyone important for the last preseason game. The injured reserve list will get loaded with remarkably healthy guys. What we do know is these rosters have wildly changed since last year as well as the top guys on the sidelines.
Nick Siriani has taken over the job of Eagles head coach. Doug Pederson was fired after a five year run that included a Super Bowl win. The drastic fall from that Super Bowl was shocking. Pederson didn’t seem to have control of his team as they all began bragging to the press that they could win while having fun too… unlike those Patriots who never have fun. The fun stopped right away as the winning stopped. Nick is a fresh new start with a conundrum, should he publicly say Jalen Hurts is the starting quarterback? Or should he keep the spirit of competition going knowing that Joe Flacco will play as soon as Jalen doesn’t do well and vice versa all season long… the real secret in Philly is neither one of these guys has the job long term and they would be happy to draft a round 1 guy next season.
The Jets spent A LOT OF MONEY in free agency. They were clearly trying to jump start their way out of the hole they’ve been in for seemingly 20 years. They had one great player on the roster and that was Defensive lineman Quinnen Williams so, they went out and got him some running buddies to really make that D-line strong. In fact their biggest off-season acquisition was Defensive End Carl Lawson who finished last season 7th in sacks was going to lead the league in sacks while playing alongside Quinnen… then Carl suffered a season ending right patella tendon injury. It’s over before it begins.
That injury has put ACL sprain on the brain. You will not see any valuable starters in this game for the Jets. Zach Wilson played well in the second week of the preseason, there is no need to see anymore of him now. Since the Eagles have fewer valuable starters in the matchup… they will play more guys and they will win.
"Are we where we want to be right now? No, because we have three more weeks to go until we get there, and we're anticipating ourselves getting better every single day,...I know Jalen said, 'Your rent is due every day,' and when you pay your rent every day, you get better every day." Rookie head coach Nick Sirianni, expertly dialing back high expectations anyone might have for this season.
"It's kind of like Christmas,....We had a few guys back." -Robert Saleh about his rookie first and second round picks returning to practice from injuries sustained in the first week of camp. He would never admit that losing Carl Lawson in practice with the Packers completely devastated the Jets plans for this season.
Eagles vs Jets Prediction:
Our MLB Pick for Friday August 27th game is Eagles 21 Jets 13
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