Thursday Night NFL Pick

Thursday Night NFL Pick

After last weeks rainy snoozefest between Geno Smith and Tom Brady's WRs without hands, the last thing I need is another defensive battle. Enter the Philadelphia Eagles.

The Eagles are the best guarantee for a high scoring game. They've totaled 954 yards and 63 points in two games. On the other side, though, they've only controlled the ball for 32 minutes in their last six quarters. It's probably impossible for Kansas City to prepare for the Chip Kelly Offense in four days, but Andy Reid's plodding and methodical offense promises to hold the ball for the majority of the game.

Ultimately, even if the Eagles only have the ball for a third of the game, their offense is explosive enough to outduel the Kansas City Chiefs. Their 2-0 start has turned some heads, but it came against the Yo Gabba Gabbert led Jags, who are terrible, and a miracle win against the Cowboys, who are at best mediocre. Michael Vick is the poor man's Peyton Manning, always dominating in night-games (remember his six touchdown performance against Washington?). I will safely assume that Vick can outscore the underwhelming check-down/roll-out machine, Alex Smith. The Chiefs have the third most punts in the NFL and have only had three drives that went for longer than 50 yards. The Eagles had that amount in the first quarter of the season.

Andy Reid returns to Philadelphia tonight on the same night that Donovan McNabb is getting his jersey retired. The place will be rocking, and in these high-profile games in front of rowdy Philadelphia fans, isn't it the perfect time for Andy Reid to have another stinker.

The Pick: Philadelphia Eagles -3 OVER Kansas City Chiefs

Last Week: 7-8-1

Season: 15-15-2

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