Eagles vs. Falcons Point Spread: NFL Predictions, Week 2 Odds

Payton Matthews | Updated Sep 09, 2019

Receiver DeSean Jackson’s return to Philadelphia was a huge success as he caught eight passes for 154 yards and two long scores. He now has 31 touchdown catches of at least 50 yards in his career, second-most in NFL history.

AT
September 15, 2019, 8:20 PM ET
Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Atlanta
7-9
Pointspread -1.5 -110
Moneyline -119
Over / Under o +53.5

74%

Betting Action

26%

Pointspread +1.5 -110
Moneyline -101
Over / Under u +53.5

74%

Betting Action

26%

Another excellent matchup on Sunday Night Football in Week 2 of the 2019 NFL season as the Philadelphia Eagles visit the Atlanta Falcons. The Eagles opened as very slight favourites at Sports Interaction.

NFL Point Spread and Betting Analysis

Two seasons ago, the Philadelphia Eagles won the first Super Bowl in franchise history, upsetting the New England Patriots in SB LII at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. The Eagles, though, came very close to not even making that year’s NFC title game. In the Divisional Round of the playoffs, it looked as if the Eagles would lose to the visiting Atlanta Falcons. Down 15-10 with about six minutes left in the game, Matt Ryan drove the Falcons down the field and to a first-and-goal from the Eagles 9 with just over a minute to go. However, the Philadelphia defence had a goal-line stand for the ages and escaped.

These teams also played in Philadelphia in Week 1 last year in the Kickoff Game and the Eagles escaped again 18-12. Almost the same exact scenario with Ryan driving the Falcons down the field late in the fourth quarter and having a first-and-goal at the Eagles 10 with just over 20 seconds left. Yet again, the Falcons couldn’t punch it in.

Quite possible these teams meet in this year’s playoffs. This writer has the Eagles winning the NFC East Division and Atlanta as a Wild-Card team. This is Philadelphia’s first game in Atlanta since early in the 2015 regular season.

The home team has covered the past four in the series and the total has gone under in all four.

Philadelphia Eagles

The Eagles were two very different teams on Sunday. They were not good at all in the first half at home against Washington, trailing what is expected to be one of the NFC’s worst clubs 20-7 at halftime.

However, Philadelphia showed why it’s a legitimate contender to win a second Super Bowl in three seasons in the second half on the way to a 32-27 victory. Receiver DeSean Jackson’s return to Philadelphia was a huge success as he caught eight passes for 154 yards and two long scores. He now has 31 touchdown catches of at least 50 yards in his career, second-most in NFL history.

Fellow WR Alshon Jeffery caught a TD pass and rushed for the first of his career. Carson Wentz, who didn’t take a snap this pre-season and hadn’t played all since Week 14 last year, was 28-for-39 for 313 yards and three scores. The Eagles are 4-0 ATS in their past four after a win.

Atlanta Falcons

Before their Week 1 matchup at Minnesota, the Falcons signed star receiver Julio Jones to a record-setting three-year extension worth $66 million in guaranteed money. That’s the biggest guarantee for a receiver in league history. Jones caught a touchdown Sunday but had only 31 total yards as Atlanta lost 28-12 to the Vikings.

Atlanta was gashed for 172 yards on the ground so Minnesota only attempted 10 passes. The Falcons also turned it over three times and didn’t have a takeaway. They lost starting guard Chris Lindstrom to a broken foot that could end his season. Wes Schweitzer replaced Lindstrom at right guard. Atlanta is 2-7 ATS in its past nine games overall.

Who Will Win Eagles vs. Falcons?

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