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.