Eagles looking to stay atop the NFC playoff picture with a win on SNF
Week 14 of NFL action includes a battle of two NFC contenders this season. Sunday Night Football caps off a 12-game slate with the NFC-leading Philadelphia Eagles (10-2) heading on the road to take on their NFC East rival Dallas Cowboys (9-3).
The Eagles head south to Arlington, Texas following the second-worst loss in coach Nick Sirianni’s tenure. The San Francisco 49ers (9-3) took down the Eagles 42-19 in Philadelphia last Sunday to snap their five-game winning streak. Philadelphia’s eighth-ranked rushing attack – averaging 126 yards per game in 2023 – managed just 46 yards in the loss. They’ll look to get back on track on Sunday Night Football and avoid losing ground in the NFC playoff picture this week in the first of back-to-back road matchups.
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Dallas hosts the Eagles after a 41-35 win over the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday Night Football. Since the Cowboys’ loss to Eagles in Week 9, Dallas’ offense has been on a tear. They’re averaging 42 points and nearly 450 yards in the four games since that 28-23 loss in Philadelphia. An extra couple days of preparation could make a difference for the top scoring offense and No. 4-ranked scoring defense in the league this season.
That Week 9 battle in Philadelphia came down to the end of the fourth quarter. The two NFC powers could be locked in another close one on Sunday Night Football this week.
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Brown leads the Eagles in targets, receptions, and touchdowns this season. He scored a touchdown against the Cowboys in Week 9 before dealing with a thigh injury and experiencing down performances against Kansas City (one catch for eight yards) and Buffalo (five catches for 37 yards and a score).
He got back on track last week in the loss to the 49ers with eight catches for 114 yards. Seattle Seahawks wideout D.K. Metcalf just torched the Cowboys for three touchdowns on Thursday Night Football. Brown looks set to find the end zone again sooner than later, and it could be on SNF.
The Philadelphia Eagles’ defense continues to get burned by outside receivers in 2023. The unit’s allowed nine touchdowns to wide receivers in the last four games. Seven of those scores have gone to outside receivers. Cooks’ found the end zone in three of the last four games and could easily make it four in the last five with a touchdown on Sunday Night Football.
Hurts is tied for second in the NFL in rushing touchdowns (12) and has at least one in each of the Eagles’ last four games. The “tush push” has helped him become one of the most effective goal-line rushers in the league. Even in a game where the Eagles don’t score much – like the 49ers game last week – Hurts still finds the end zone. He scored a rushing touchdown against the Cowboys in Week 9 and, unless Dallas becomes the first team to find a way to stop the tush push, Hurts is a near-lock to score again.
The Eagles defense has allowed just one rushing touchdown in their last six games. Another wide receiver scoring looks like the better bet this week for the Cowboys, and who better than leading man Lamb? He’s found the end zone in each of the last four games. Philadelphia let him run wild in Week 9 to the tune of 11 catches for a season-high 191 yards but he didn’t score. Look for him to continue the scoring streak at home on Sunday Night Football.
Sunday Night Football: Odds, betting lines for Eagles at Cowboys
The Cowboys are favorites to defeat the Eagles on SNF, according to the BetMGM NFL odds.
All odds per BetMGM as of Wednesday.
- Spread: Cowboys (-3.5)
- Moneyline: Cowboys (-175); Eagles (+145)
- Over/under: 52