Sunday Night Football sees the Eagles face the resurgent Cowboys. Can Dallas play the spoiler in this NFC East battle?
Vick will play smart Dallas have been a revelation under Jason Garrett. Having suffered disappointment after disappointment under Wade Phillips in the first half of the season, the Cowboys have finally started winning games regularly. It’s too late for the playoffs or even a respectable record but it’s enough to give fans in Big D hope that they can hang with any team in the NFL. Victories over the Colts and Lions proved that in the right conditions, these Cowboys can be a lot of fun to watch.
Unfortunately those conditions include their opponents being forced to play fast and loose. Detroit and Indianapolis lack the versatility of the Eagles, something which is likely to hit home this weekend. While Michael Vick is capable of breaking games open, he has shown he can be comfortable playing a more refined game this season. I expect the Philadelphia quarterback will play a tight game, looking to limit errors before opening up the field. That’s not to say this will be a low-scoring game, just don’t expect a shootout. I like Philadelphia to continue their playoff push with a win in primetime. Bet on the Eagles as -4.0 favorites with Sports Interaction.
Giants will roll in Minnesota The other key game featuring a NFC East team this weekend sees the Giants travel to Minnesota. Leslier Frazier’s reign as interim coach is off to a good start but things are going to get a lot tougher when the Giants pay a visit on Sunday. After impressing against the hapless Redskins, Big Blue should make light work of another team that failed to live up to its pre-season hype this weekend.
The Favre question continues to surround Minnesota but the real question should be, does anyone on the Vikings roster count as a credible quarterback? They have clearly lost faith in Tarvaris Jackson while Brett Favre is just a wounded animal playing out the season. Victories over Buffalo and Washington may have brought some confidence back to this team but it won’t have done anything to the level of talent available. It’s time for a wake up call in Minnesota and I like the Giants to deliver with style on Sunday. The brief revival of the 2010 Vikings is going to come to a halt in brutal fashion. Bet on the New York Giants as -3.0 favorites with Sports Interaction.