Football Betting: Spotlight On NFC East Rivalries Week 3 in The NFL

NFL PicksWith the New York Giants, Dallas Cowboys, and “Dream Team” Philadelphia Eagles all considered to be among the contenders to win their division, it may come as a surprise to some that it is the Washington Redskins at the top of the NFC East heading in to week three. The Redskins have escaped with two close wins at home and will look to parlay that in to success on the road this Monday night, but not before the Giants and Eagles clash at Lincoln Financial Field as the NFC East rivalries take the NFL betting lines spotlight this weekend.

New York Giants @ Philadelphia Eagles (-5.5)

Sunday, 1:00 PM ET

Despite escaping with a sports betting win over the St. Louis Rams on Monday Night Football, the Giants looked like a shadow of the team expected to compete for a division title this season with the injuries that have ripped through the roster. With starters missing on every level of the defense, quarterback Eli Manning and the offense have done the best they can to keep New York competitive through two weeks, and they could be in trouble with a trip to Philadelphia. The Eagles were exposed against the Atlanta Falcons after Michael Vick went down with a concussion, and that one potential injury for Philadelphia could outweigh all of New York’s if he isn’t able to go on Sunday. The Eagles have the best cornerbacks in the league but their front-seven was exposed by Atlanta, and could be again if they don’t go fishing to tighten things up front. Philadelphia should win, but the Giants will keep it close if they can establish a running game.

NFL Betting Pick: New York Giants + 5.5

Washington Redskins @ Dallas Cowboys (-4)

Monday, 8:35 PM ET

The Redskins scored 10 straight points late in the fourth quarter to rally against the Cardinals at home, but they will need to be better overall to escape Dallas with a win this week. That is unless Cowboys’ quarterback Tony Romo cannot go after suffering cracked ribs and a punctured lung in his heroic comeback sportsbook odds win over the San Francisco 49ers, a game in which he literally willed his team back to prevent consecutive losses to open the year. The extra day off could help Romo and company in this matchup, and regardless of whether he plays or not, head coach Jason Garrett will need to get more out of his running backs. Felix Jones has not gotten enough touches early on this season and that has left Romo exposed, so the entire offense should benefit from a better running game. Washington quarterback Rex Grossman has been good through two starts but did toss a pair of interceptions in his last start, and that should have Cowboys’ defensive coordinator Rob Ryan salivating at the possibilities of what his units can do this NFL picks week.

NFL Betting Pick: Dallas Cowboys - 4

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