NFL Picks: Miami Dolphins vs. Philadelphia Eagles Free Pick and Prediction
The Philadelphia Eagles and Miami Dolphins will get together on Sunday in a battle of 4-8 teams. The Eagles are coming off their Thursday night loss to Seattle, while the Dolphins are celebrating their win over the Oakland Raiders. Michael Vick is expected to be back at quarterback for the Eagles. Philadelphia is tied in last place with the Redskins in the NFC East. Many picked the Eagles to win the Super Bowl in February of 2012, but with one more loss, they will not even finish .500. The Dolphins are a game behind the Bills for third place in the AFC East. Miami would like to take back their 0-7 start to the season.
Miami Dolphins (-3)
The Dolphins nearly got their head coach Tony Sparano fired after their 0-7 start. Luckily for him, he was allowed to keep his job, and now Miami looks like a playoff team. Unfortunately for them, the bad start will keep them out of the playoffs. Reggie Bush, who came over from New Orleans has had a better second half of the season, and now has 5 rushing touchdowns. At the beginning of the season, the Dolphins were getting torched via the passing game. Miami has moved up to 24th in passing yards allowed, with just shy of 250. The Dolphins have all divisional foes remaining on their 2011 schedule; including trips to New England and Buffalo.
Philadelphia Eagles (+3)
For the Eagles, they also have had talks of their head coach getting fired. Andy Reid remains the head man, but too many more bad losses, and Philadelphia may clean house. The Eagles have wins over St. Louis, Washington, Dallas and the New York Giants. The Eagles rank second in the league in rushing yards; with nearly 160 per game. LeSean McCoy has been one of the top running backs in football, with 1,134 yards and 12 touchdowns. The Eagles have the Jets, Cowboys and Redskins to close the game, so one game at a time to climb back to .500 needs to be the recipe.
We are going to go with the road team in this game. The Dolphins have been pretty good at home, but we feel this game will come down to the better talent. Philadelphia, when healthy has the better talent between these two teams. Look for Vick to come back strong, and the Eagles to have a field day with the running game. LeSean McCoy has a huge day as the Eagles go on the road and win. We are betting Philadelphia +3 over Miami on Sunday afternoon.