By Mel Denninger
Yes, the Eagles are banged up.
And yes, they are sinking like a rock in Vegas, faves by 5 points today against the Lions, down from 8.
Wide receiver DeSean Jackson is out and also probably Alshon Jeffery, and their offensive line did not play well last week.
The key will be whether backups like Mack Hollins and JJ Arcega-Whiteside (above) can get open vs. the Lions in man coverage.
Lions QB Matthew Stafford is being aggressive. Through two weeks, 21.52 percent of his passes have traveled 20 yards or more downfield. That’s fifth highest among qualifying QBs.
Detroit hits on some big plays, but the Eagles score late for the cover.
The pick: Eagles (-5)