The Eagles are currently 0-2 and have suffered two awful losses to start their season. They hold a -28 point differential, which is currently the worst in the NFC and they also hold the worst total DVOA in the NFL.
The Eagles are currently six-point favorites over the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday who are also 0-2. Six points is just too much for me to lay my money on the Eagles, especially against a team they are 0-10 ATS against since 1982!
Eagles Bengals Spread: -6, Total 46.5 (may get bet down at SugarHouse)
Why the Eagles will cover the spread
Carson Wentz has been one of the main reasons the Eagles have struggled thus far. He currently owns the 2nd worst passer rating in the NFL only behind Kirk Cousins, he is 29th in completion percentage, 28th in touchdown percentage and 29th in yards per attempt. And now their 0-2 start has effectively doomed them to missing the playoffs, according to Trend Dummy’s analysis this week.
In Week 1. he had the excuse of his offensive line, as he was sacked eight times and was running for his life the whole second half. He couldn’t use that excuse in Week 2, as the Eagles held the Los Angeles Rams defensive line in check. Aaron Donald, who was a complete wrecking ball in Week 1, was held without a sack against the Eagles.
Wentz simply has too much talent to continue this type of play. He has played his two worst games as a pro in Week 1 and 2 and it can’t get much worse from him. The Bengals have struggled to get after the quarterback so far this season, so this can be a favorable matchup for him.