Week 13: 2019 NFL Season (100th NFL Season)
Sunday Dec 1 2019, @ 1:00 p.m. ET on FOX (Hard Rock Stadium)
Moneyline: Eagles -520, Dolphins +410
Over/Under: 45; Eagles -10 (-520)
In order to build momentum for the postseason and make a push in the playoff race, the Philadelphia Eagles looks for a road win against the Miami Dolphins in Hard Rock Stadium. Philadelphia is coming off a 19-7 loss against the Seattle Seahawks, it’s second loss in a row. Miami has also dropped their last two games, their most recent a 42-24 loss against the Cleveland Browns. Can the Dolphins attempt to spoil the Eagles playoff hopes with a home victory?
Can Wentz Mold Back Into Good Form?
Despite being seen as a playoff team in the beginning of the season, the Eagles have looked abysmal throughout the whole season.
Carson Wentz has struggled to rejuvenate the magic he displayed his second year in the league, but has performed well given the circumstances. The Eagles’ QB has recorded 2,530 yards, 17 touchdowns, and only six interceptions. But he has also dealt with banged up weapons and poor accuracy weeks at times this year. To make matters worse, Wentz is also dealing with a bruised throwing hand. While the quarterback isn’t expected to miss any practice time, it’s just another setback on a growing list of things hampering Wentz’s development. He comes into the week averaging just 6.52 yards per attempt, which ranks 30th in the NFL, and his completion percentage (62.6 percent) ranks 21st in the league.
Both Nelson Agholor and Alshon Jeffrey are expected to make their return to the field soon, as both are probable as of now. Tight end Zach Ertz is also listed a probable for the game.
Dolphins Look to Re-gain Form
The Dolphins will have to find a way to improve upon the NFL’s worst rushing attack. Miami has averaged just 63.2 yards per game on the ground -- the worst mark in the NFL. Kallen Ballege, the Dolphins’ starting running back for the last three games is only averaging 1.9 yards per carry this year, the lowest mark by a player. Changes are set to be in order as rookies Patrick Laird and Myles Gaskin are looking to earn more playing time. Still, Miami is on pace to set the NFL-record for the fewest rushing yards in a season. They have just 695 rushing yards as a team this year.
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