This Sunday November 11th, the CFL playoffs kickoff. The Ottawa Redblacks and Calgary Stampeders have earned 1st round byes while this weekend the BC Lions will face the Hamilton Ticats and the Saskatchewan Roughriders will play the Winnipeg Blue Bombers to see who advances to the conference finals.
Detroit Lions vs Philadelphia Eagles NFL Week 12 Betting Odds and Analysis
Philadelphia Eagles: Playoff hopes still alive in the NFC East
Despite sporting a dismal 4-6 record, Philadelphia still has a shot at earning a playoff berth if they can win the NFC East Division. The Eagles trail the Giants (5-5) by one game and currently own the main tie-breaker over New York thanks to their 27-7 win over the G-Men during Week 6 action. That victory seemed to confirm that the revamped Eagles were back on track as it was their second straight win, they pounded the Saints 39-17 in Week 5, after a sluggish 1-3 season start. The Eagles wings were quickly clipped though as they went into Carolina and were pummeled 27-7 by the Panthers. After regrouping with a 33-27 (OT) win over Dallas, the Eagles returned home and lost 20-19 to Miami prior to getting trouncing 45-17 by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last weekend.
Detroit Lions: Recent impressive victories are too little – too late for the Motown Cats
Jackson Brown’s classic “Running on Empty” comes to mind when considering the Lions season to date. Running and empty are optimal words as Detroit is dead last in the NFL with 711 total rushing yards through their first ten games. Led by the 1,006 yards Adrian Peterson has posted, six players have more individual yards on the ground than the Lions entire team. That lack of production, due to “leading” rusher Ameer Abdulah averaging 28.4 yards per game while running behind an O-Line that’s not very good, has a domino affect. Teams facing Detroit game plan for WR Calvin Johnson, then QB Matthew Stafford and even special teams – before they spend any time on run defense. Beware though – the Eagles 1285 rushing yards allowed is 28th worst mark in the NFL.
Lions vs Eagles 2015 NFL Week 12 Prediction: Which Lions team is for real? The one that lost 45-10 to Kansas City or the one that beat the Packers 18-16 in Green Bay and then snuffed a rising Oakland squad 18-13 at home last weekend? The same can be asked about the Eagles though and their situation is made worse by the fact that either Sam Bradford (at less than 100%) or Mark Sanchez will be under center for Philadelphia. The Lions defense was decent against Aaron Rodgers and David Carr – two of the hottest quarterbacks in the league. Following nine straight losses, Detroit has won two in a row on Turkey Day as they pounded the Packers 40-10 in 2013 and then bashed the Bears 34-17 a year ago. Give us the home team that has the better quarterback and wide receiver – plus momentum that’s been fueled by solid play on defense. Back the Motor City Cats with a 500 unit wager on the money line price posted on the NFL betting board at Bet365.
Detroit Lions vs Philadelphia Eagles – Bet365 2015 NFL Week 12 Betting Lines
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