Philadelphia Eagles vs. New York Jets Matchup Preview (12/5/21): Betting Odds, Depth Charts, Live Stream (Watch Online)

Philadelphia Eagles vs. New York Jets Matchup Preview (12/5/21)

The Philadelphia Eagles head to Metlife Stadium this Sunday to take on the New York Jets for an east coast matchup. The 3-8 Jets are coming off of a win against the Texans last week led by a returned Zach Wilson who had a bit of a slow return. Their defense looked surprisingly good last week despite being one of the worst in the league, and they’ll need to be all that they were, and then some, to shut down Jalen Hurts. Meanwhile, the Eagles are coming off of a loss to the New York Giants where they were tormented by the defense and were held to a season-low in points. Jalen Hurts struggled, but will surely look to bring his running threat out against the Jets.

Philadelphia Eagles vs. New York Jets Betting Odds

The Eagles are favored by 6.5 points against the Jets and the game has a point total of 45 points. The Jets have averaged around 18 points per game this season, but may produce more at the hands of a newly-recovered Zach Wilson, while the Eagles average around 25.3 points per game and will likely produce that much against a poor Jets defense. The Eagles are 6-6 against the spread this year and 3-3 after a loss, so regardless of their ability to score, their ability to cover has been subpar, at best. The Jets are 3-8 against the spread but are 2-0 on hitting the over after a win, which is promising. Either way, Wilson will be no match for what Hurts can do against the Jets defense. He is talented, but not experienced, and with no defensive backbone, there is little chance they top the Eagles. 

My prediction: Eagles win 34-13, Eagles cover, over 45

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TV Schedule

Date: 12/5/21
Time: 1:00 PM ET
Location: MetLife Stadium, NY
TV Coverage: East Ruthersford, NJ

Philadelphia Eagles vs. New York Jets Live Stream

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Philadelphia Eagles Analysis

The Eagles are coming off a tough loss to the Giants where they held them to a season-low in points and handed them a loss, taking them farther down the under .500 rabbit hole. Jalen Hurts threw three interceptions and had four total turnovers. Despite a somewhat rocky performance, they still had 208 rushing yards, making that their third straight 200-yard rushing game. This comes as no surprise as the Eagles lead the NFL in rushing yards per game.

Jalen Hurts has been consistent for the Eagles this year, especially in the run game, amassing 695 total rushing yards and 8 rushing touchdowns, the most rushing touchdowns by any quarterback in the NFL. This suggests problems for a weak defensive line like the Jets, who allow 128.7 rushing yards per game, the sixth-worst in the NFL. They don’t have much in the way of a passing game outside of Devonta Smith who has 686 yards this season and is Hurts’ main target. As a team they sit in the bottom three teams in the league in passing yards per game at 193.2. 

The Eagles have a decent defense, led by Alex Singleton with 102 tackles on the season. Darius Slay has also proved himself worthy this season and will be a threat to Wilson’s passing game. They missed him last game against the Giants, but he is expected to return this week, which should help shut down Wilson.

Philadelphia Eagles Depth Chart

QB: Jalen Hurts
RB1: Miles Sanders
RB2: Boston Scott
WR1: DeVonta Smith
WR2: Quez Watkins
WR3: Jalen Reagor
TE1: Dallas Goedert
TE2: Jack Stoll

New York Jets Analysis

The Jets just beat the Houston Texans 21-14, bringing their record up to 3-8 on the season. In the first half, Wilson completed 6 out of 12 passes for just 44 yards and an interception. He did pick it up in the second half and ultimately pulled off the win, but it wasn’t pretty overall. Neither are the Jets in general. They have the most points against them in the NFL, and the third most yards against them this season. On the other side of the ball, they struggle to run the ball, rushing for just 86 yards per game. 

The Jets are much more threatening in the air, and sit in the top ten in passing yards per game with 248.3, thanks to Zach Wilson. Wilson has not had an overwhelming stat-heavy performance this year, especially because he was out for several games, but he does have all of the weapons to be successful. He sits behind a weak offensive line that has allowed 23 sacks on him this year over just 7 games which doesn’t help his case, but his biggest weakness right now is his experience. If the Jets want any chance at a successful franchise in the future, they’ll keep Wilson on the field as much as they can to maintain some consistency on offense. Elijah Moore has emerged as one of the biggest threats that the Jets have, with a season-high 141 receiving yards over just 8 catches against Miami. Elijah Moore and Darius Slay will be an entertaining matchup to watch this week. 

CJ Mosley leads the Jets with 88 tackles but their defense overall has been the crux of their success this season. PFF ranks the Jets as 32nd in overall defense and if Hurts shows up to play, it’s going to be a long day for the New Yorkers. If they want a shot at this game, they will have to bank on two things: a defensive performance like they had last week against Houston and a much better showing from Wilson. 

The Jets and the Eagles faced off in preseason and it came to a tie, 31-31, so nothing is impossible.

New York Jets Depth Chart

QB: Zach Wilson
RB1: Tevin Coleman
RB2: Ty Johnson
WR1: Jamison Crowder
WR2: Elijah Moore
WR3: Corey Davis
TE1: Ryan Griffin

Philadelphia Eagles vs. New York Jets Daily Fantasy Picks

Devonta Smith and Gardner Minshew have a prime opportunity to put up a lot of points this week. Against a weak secondary and a struggling defensive line, the Eagles have rushing and passing threats that can put the Jets on skates. It will be interesting to see which threat the Eagles utilize more, but regardless, both players should score points this week. 

For the Jets, I’d consider putting my faith in Elijah Moore this week. The only problem is that that falls squarely on the back of Zach Wilson to perform, which can be dicey. But he has proved himself to be a good target in recent weeks, and is really coming into his own.

Mia Fowler is a graduate of Chapman University where she studied business marketing and journalism and played on the women’s soccer team. Following her 16-year journey with soccer, she started writing for Lineups.com. Her favorite sport to watch and write about is football but she also enjoys soccer, baseball, and basketball.

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