Donovan McNabb makes a much anticipated return to Philadelphia on Sunday but Al Dannity doesn’t expect the Redskins’ quarterback to exact revenge over his former employers.
Don’t bring a knife to a gunfight Donovan McNabb used to have quite an arsenal of receivers at his disposal. With Jeremy Maclin, DeSean Jackson, and Brent Celek as options, it was easy for a top tier passer to excel in Philadelphia. Unfortunately for McNabb he is now in Washington where he has the ever-inconsistent Santana Moss, the old-and-showing-it Joey Galloway, and Chris Cooley. Actually Cooley’s pretty good but this team’s lack of receiving depth makes me wonder if Lucas is going to get a call-up.
The man at the helm of McNabb’s former team is a player McNabb helped in his hour of need. It was the current Redskins quarterback who pushed hard for Philadelphia to acquire Michael Vick last season. A year later and McNabb is up in Washington with Vick looking like a possible MVP for Philadelphia. Philadelphia holds all the aces here: the better weapons, a tougher offensive line, and a superior defense. Much will be made between now and Sunday about how McNabb could be enough of a difference for this kind of grudge match. I don’t see it happening. Washington simply doesn’t have the players to win this game. Bet on the Philadelphia Eagles as -6.0 favorites with Sports Interaction.
Time to re-group The Chargers put up a ton of passing yards against the Seahawks but still came up short last Sunday. NFL betting fans should not expect a repeat performance when San Diego takes on the Cardinals this weekend. Arizona might well be the worst 2-1 team in recent memory. The Cardinals are being outgained by 87 yards per game, outscored by 9.7 points per game, and are making 29.4 percent of third down conversions compared to 44.2 percent by their opponents. Arizona has been fortunate to face bottom-tier teams like the Rams and Raiders, allowing them to maintain a winning record despite being largely inept.
For San Diego, this game is largely about reeling in the Chiefs. Kansas City is off to a surprising 3-0 start and the Chargers don’t want to lose too much ground to their divisional rivals. A win while the Chiefs are on their bye week would be the perfect way to keep pressure on the AFC West leaders. I expect a rout. Bet on the Chargers as -8.0 favorites with Sports Interaction.