Eagles have too few big weapons to beat Cowboys

Posted: November 30, 2012

COWBOYS (-10) over Eagles: Double V is not a fan of double digits, but jeez, how can anyone in their right mind turn toward the battered Birds? As if the seven-game losing streak ain't enough, the Eagles now have their top three offensive weapons on the bench: Michael Vick is still recovering from a concussion, as is LeSean McCoy, while DeSean Jackson busted up his ribs/collarbone and is gone until 2013. Then you have Nick Foles at QB - and no offense intended, well maybe a little - who has thrown for 542 yards (180.7 per game) with one touchdown and three interceptions in three games since replacing Vick. Man, I threw for more yards than that in flag football last week, in the first half! When you bring an 0-6 spread run to the table and are allowing more than 30 points per game since the bye, it's just impossible to turn toward the Green. Gotta go Cowboy up, up by maybe two dozen.

REDSKINS (+2 1/2) over Giants: Double V hearts RGIII. Just look at the way Robert Griffin III carved up the Cowboys on Turkey Day, like an Olympic gold-medal fencer, posting 38 points and winning on the road. The Third did the same thing to the Giants in October at Met Life Stadium, but came up on the short end of a 27-23 score, as Washington (+6 1/2) covered the point spread. RGIII completed 20 of 28 passes for 258 yards and two scores and also ran nine times for 89 yards against the New Yorkers. And, now he has WR Pierre Garcon, who missed the first matchup, back in the mix. He also has a very solid rushing attack, averaging 163.5 yards per game, which makes any QB's job easier, especially a rookie. The Redskins have covered seven of the last nine inside the NFC East, and ya gotta believe RGIII is ready for his very first prime-time exposure, getting Vic his fourth straight Best Bet win.

49ers (-7) over RAMS: Colin Kaepernick is my man . . . He should be yours, too. We watched him play all 4 years out here at Nevada (Reno) and were stunned by his amazing talent. Did you know Kaepernick is the only quarterback in the history of Division I FBS to pass for more than 10,000 yards and rush for more than 4,000 yards in a career? If that doesn't give St. Louis a headache, how about the Niners' 18-8 spread record the last 2 years?

Panthers (-3) over CHIEFS: Where do you wanna start with KC? The Chiefs rank last in the league with 32 giveaways and 94 red-zone points. They fell to 0-6 at home with a 17-9 loss to Denver, managing only 264 yards. They're 1-10 overall and have averaged - averaged! - 10.4 points per game since the start of October. And . . . have not scored a TD in 173 minutes. Not gonna give Cam Newton the "Superman" nod just yet, but will give him and Carolina a big, fat W.

Jaguars (+6) over BILLS: Why the 2-9 Jax squad, Vic? How about Chad Henne. Again, why? How about these numbers: Without Henne, the Jaguars averaged 14.1 points and 263.6 yards the first 9 weeks. The last 2 weeks with Henne, the Jags have exploded with an average of 30.5 ppg and 389.5 yards. And here's the cherry on top: Jacksonville has a perfect 5-0 record this season on the road as an underdog. You gonna buck perfection? Vic ain't!

BRONCOS (-7) over Buccaneers: Tampa has put together a nice, little run, winning four of the last five, but coming from sea level to a Mile High, and facing MVP candidate Peyton Manning, the Bucs are gonna hit the wall in the fourth quarter.

Bengals (-1 1/2) over CHARGERS: Has San Diego quit on head coach Norv Turner? You don't give up a fourth-and-29 if your head is still in the game. The Lightning Bolts turned the lights out on Turner a month ago and might not win another game.

Vikings (+9) over PACKERS: Minny has covered nine of the last 14 as an underdog, so we'll jump the big, fat nine.

Seahawks (+4) over BEARS: Seattle ripped the Bears in Chicago last season, 38-14. The 'Hawks might not win again, but should cover.

Cardinals (+5) over JETS: Both teams are ugly, and if I remember my algebra, two uglies at plus-5 equals a cover for the visitors.

LIONS (-4 1/2) over Colts: Indy is superb at home with a 5-1 mark, but outside the dome, the Horseshoes have dropped three of five.

Patriots (-7 1/2) over DOLPHINS: New England has averaged - averaged! - 47.5 points per game the last month. Buy Brady.

Texans (-6) over TITANS: Houston is ready to rumble against this Tennessee group that has covered only one of the last nine in the AFC South.

RAVENS (-8) over Steelers: If Big Ben puts down his newborn and decides he is well enough to play (a longshot), the line would drop all the way down to a three. Either way, it's Baltimore or nothing.

Browns (Pick 'em) over RAIDERS: Silver & Black riding an 0-4 spread streak coming in, and 0-5 is only 60 minutes away.

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