Eagles vs Falcons: NFL Week 2 Picks & Predictions

Oddsmakers opened the total in 51 bettors and points have already bumped up the total to 52.5.
One deceptive trend is that the”below” is 3-0 in the last 3 games between these teams. Those three games took place in Philadelphia.
Offensively, the Falcons aren’t the exact identical outside of their house decoration whether they play with in Philadelphia or elsewhere. As an instance, they surpassed 30 points, This past year. They failed to exceed 20 points.
One may still need to bet the”under” by multiplying the bad caliber of play at Atlanta’s Week 1 opening loss in Minnesota. 12 points were mustered by the Falcons behind the unsharp drama of quarterback Matt Ryan, their lack of awareness that was obstructing, along with shoddy communicating between linemen.
Overall, Ryan did nothing ahead of his team fell behind 28-0. There was that shows how’ not himself’ Ryan A telling drama the interception he threw under pressure.
Part of why Ryan prospered last season is that he’s yearly among the sharpest quarterbacks under stress. When facing pressure last year he was graded by PFF by passer rating as the quarterback. He finished fourth in passer rating.
Awful offensive line play is no reason to doubt Ryan, nor does it explain why he struggled in Week 1.
Atlanta’s new offensive coordinator doesn’t explain anything, possibly, as a much younger Ryan played three seasons (2012-2014) under Dirk Koetter and totaled 67 percent conclusion, 4,600 yards and 29 touchdowns to 15 interceptions.
Rather, history provides us with an answer. In Week 1 Ryan averages a 94.1 passer rating. In Week 2, his typical passer rating skyrockets to 113.1.
For example, Ryan was dreadful in his season opener on the street last year.
In 2017, 34 points were produced by the Ryan-led Falcons from its Week two home opener. In Week 2 they also scored 35 points in 2016. The list continues.
Atlanta’s crime was, hampered by not physical miracles, Emotional mistakes and these are fixable, that explains why teams see the improvement typically from Week 1 to Week 2.
Matt Ryan still boasts one of the league’s most prolific wide receiver trios. Julio Jones directed the NFL last season in lawns, was next in receptions, and totaled 14.8 yards per grab. He is a threat that is workable both moving at the end zone and deep.
Mohamed Sanu is an elite ownership receiver based on his catch pace that is annually high-ranked. Calvin Ridley is he is placed by a playmaker whose speed in the percentile among receivers based on 40-time.
In the home, these men will light up an Eagle secondary that PFF rated 21st coming into the season and that enabled Washington’s Case Keenum to amass 380 passing yards last Sunday with three touchdowns to zero interceptions.
No historical precedent exists for a Week 1 to Week 2 turnaround Atlanta’s defense. The Falcons warrant substantial worry and pass protection.
Regarding the prior, Atlanta couldn’t set the border last week as Viking running Dalvin Cook had an easy time breaking containment and escaping Falcon edge defenders . Cook finished with 111 yards on 5.3 YPC.
Concerning the latter, Kirk Cousins needed to throw 10 occasions. He was super effective but was able to ride Minnesota’s run game, which amassed 172 yards on 4.5 YPC.
At working with veteran speedster Darren Sproles, with pick Miles Sanders, Jordan Howard, along with got the ninth-best burst score philadelphia is piled.
Howard is underrated. He averaged 5.2 YPC as a beginner and his yards after touch average has stayed stable. But his production was caused by decreasing assistance from his offensive line.
Last Sunday, he debuted for Philadelphia by averaging 7.3 YPC. Howard will be just one Eagle running back to take the pressure off the pass strike of Philadelphia.
The pass attack of philly is powerful into its receiving team with the yield of DeSean Jackson. Jackson is called a profound threat because of his burst which grants him break from defensive defensive backs.
Last weekhe smoked Pro Bowl cornerback Josh Norman for a mean of 2.20 metres per separation along with also a 158.3 passer rating if targeted. Jackson accompanies Zach Ertz and Pro Bowlers Alshon Jeffery.
Free NFL Pick: Over 52.5 (-104) at Pinnacle

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