On Sunday, the Miami Dolphins are hoping to stop the slide and come away with a much needed win. The only problem? They must do it against one of the best defenses in the NFL. Let's break down this matchup and see where the value lies.
American Thanksgiving is right around the corner and part of that tradition is watching the Dallas Cowboys host a prime-time game. Do they have what it takes to come out on top or will RG3 come in and spoil the celebration? I like "America's Team" in this match-up, so let's take a closer look at the X's and O's.
"Concussion" is the word of the day when talking about the Monday Night Football matchup. Alex Smith is technically listed as "questionable", but his status is much closer to probable given how his week went. Jay Cutler wasn't so lucky, so Jason Campbell takes over the reigns. Let's take a closer look at why I think the Bears are getting overlooked in this game.
Mike Vick joins the growing list of concussed quarterbacks this week, which means it's time for Nick Foles to start his first NFL game. Across from him he'll see another rookie QB in RG3. Both teams are already looking ahead to next year, but let's take a closer look at why the Eagles are in much worse shape heading into Sunday's game.
MarketsLast week Cantor had the look-ahead line on this game as Redskins -1.5. That was a reasonable enough spread, but after what we saw on Sunday it's no surprise they re-opened at -3.5 (odds from SBRforum). I'm not going to make as big of a deal over the Vick-to-Foles move as others, but I do downgrade the Eagles a bit more because of it. He's simply not coming into a good (or safe) situation right now. I can't imagine enough money coming in on Philly to move this to -3 and if I had to guess, I'd say this line is going to move in favor of Washington as the week unfolds.
The big news this week is the injury to Ben Roethlisberger. It couldn't have come at a worse time as they are getting ready to host the Baltimore Ravens. Neither team have been outstanding this year, but with Big Ben out the power has certainly shifted to their division rivals. Let's go ahead and make the obvious pick here and ride the Ravens to victory.