NFL NEWS AT YOUWAGER: WHAT HAPPENED TO PHILADELPHIA’S RAPID OFFENSE?

Remember all the hype that online sportsbook bettors were hearing about how new head coach Chip Kelly’s high-speed offense might revolutionize the sport in the 2013 NFL football wagering season? Now that the Philadelphia Eagles have lost three games in a row, they are 2 point underdogs, against the New York Giants, one of the most disappointing teams in the league this year, in a matchup this Sunday. Even if Philadelphia’s offense was putting a lot of points on the scoreboard, their defense would still sink them, experienced Internet bettors say, and they are right. While realistic wagering enthusiasts knew that the Eagles might struggle during the transition to become a new-and-improved franchise, many in the online betting community have been surprised to see Philadelphia fail so dramatically this season. In their first two contests, the Eagles scored 63 points, but in the last two, they only produced 36 points. In a home game against the Kansas City Chiefs, now under their former head coach, Andy Reid, Philadelphia’s offense was only able to claim 16 points. Against Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos, the Eagles only managed to claim 20 points. And Denver was without three of the their best players from last year.

Coach Chip Kelly, supposedly an offensive wizard, could not seem to make any magic happen against Denver, even with ten days to prepare for the game. Going into the fourth quarter, Philadelphia only managed to make 13 points.

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What happened?

The only time that Kelly’s new strategy for Philadelphia impressed YouWager’s serious football bettors was their early victory against the Washington Redskins. This may have been more about the Redskins, and their unsolved issues, some NFL analysts now say. In the next two weeks, the Redskins allowed their opponents to grab 65 points. Washington has failed to mount an effective pass rush, and they have led the NFL in missed tackles. Considering Washington’s poor defense, with two rookies in the secondary, the Redskins were probably already in trouble before they faced the Eagles.

Now the Philadelphia Eagles face the New York Giants, a club that has disappointed both their fans and the sports betting public. The (0-4) New York Giants are currently averaging only 15.2 points and 325.5 yards per game. Quarterback Eli Manning has completed 56.3 percent of his passes with six touchdowns and nine interceptions, and he’s been sacked 14 times already this season. New York’s ground game has not been very productive either. Their defense has been giving up 36.5 points per game. But the Giants, desperate to improve their record for this season, are 2 points favorites at YouWager. The Total is 53. Game time on Sunday 1PM Eastern.

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