WHY EAGLES WON’T COVER 5 1/2, MAY LOSE TO TITANS!

By Skip Charles in Vegas

Here’s what the very talented Sheil Kapadia of The Ringer thinks about the Eagles next game on Sunday:

Tennessee Titans at Eagles (-5.5)

An underrated aspect of Jalen Hurts’s 2022 season: his accuracy as a passer.

Next Gen Stats measures the likelihood of a completion on every pass, using tracking data for how long the pass is, how open the receiver is, whether the quarterback is pressured, and other factors.

It then measures a quarterback’s actual completion percentage to what’s expected.

By this completion percentage above expectation metric, Hurts ranks third among current starters.

The Eagles will likely need Hurts to make plays through the air, given that the Titans defense ranks first in rushing DVOA.

Tennessee is coming off of a tough loss to the Bengals, but Derrick Henry should find success against an Eagles run defense that has had some issues.

I think the Titans keep it close and wouldn’t be surprised if they pulled off the upset.

The pick: Titans (+5.5)

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