The Philadelphia Eagles are underdogs for the third straight week with Michael Vick out of the lineup against the Washington Redskins, as oddsmakers expect the Redskins to win by roughly three points.
The Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins have lost a combined eight straight games, but the Redskins were given a field goal edge by oddsmakers over an Eagles team starting Nick Foles at quarterback.
The Philadelphia line stayed unreleased until Tuesday as the gambling world waiting on word of whether or not Michael Vick would be able to play after suffering a concussion. But with the team having lost four straight entering Sunday's game, many Eagles fans were already calling for the rookie Foles to play with Vick struggling. Against the Dallas Cowboys, those fans got their wish, although not in the way they wanted, as Vick was knocked out of the game. But the backup played roughly the same as the starter: Foles' 6.8 yards per attempt was roughly the same as Vick's, he was under constant pressure with the Eagles' offensive line heavily dinged up, and the team lost, 38-23.
Oddsmakers appear to think the injury will hurt Philadelphia: after they were 2.5 point underdogs last week against the Dallas Cowboys, they're now 3 or 3.5-point underdogs against the much weaker Washington Redskins. Neither team has a winning record against the spread, with the Eagles now 2-7 after losing against the spread in each of their last four games, all of which were also losses straight up.