NFC East Up For Grabs When Eagles Take On Cowboys
Just have to love games that determine it all and that is exactly what this game is when the Eagles travel to take on the Cowboys Sunday night. The winner of this game will take the NFC East and will go on to the playoffs.
The big news on the game is that Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo is currently nursing a back injury and may miss this match-up. With Romo out in comes Kyle Orton and just recently signed Jon Kitna to back him up.
The Philadelphia Eagles have been on fire of late winning six of their last seven. QB Nick Foles is a large reason for the Eagles turn around having thrown 25 touchdowns to just two interceptions on the season for a great 118.7 QB Rating. Another major factor in their turn around is LeSean McCoy leading the league in rushing with 1,476 yards good for a great 5.1 average and 9 touchdowns.
Last week the Eagles tore apart the Chicago Bears 54-11 putting up points from the air and ground. Foles was near perfect throwing 21 completions on 25 attempts for 230 yards and two touchdowns. LeSean McCoy was explosive rushing 18 times for 133 yards and two scores and second running back Bryce Brown was electric with 9 carries 115 yards including a 65 yard touchdown.
The Dallas Cowboys are third in the league in scoring with 27.8 points per game but it will remain to see how effective they will be with Kyle Orton in place of an injured Tony Romo. Of course Orton does have some weapons with Dez Bryan who has 85 catches for 1134 yards and 12 touchdowns this season. Along with running back DeMarco Murray who has 200 carries for 1073 yards and 9 scores this season with a 5.4 average yards per carry.
What an exciting build up for this game, when playoffs are on the line for both teams it is great fun. I believe the Philadelphia Eagles bring the better QB into this game by far with Nick Foles along with the better offense. Look for the Eagles to ride their healthier more explosive team into the playoffs this Sunday night. Take Philadelphia to cover the spread of less than a touchdown.
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