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One of the big story lines for Week 4 of the NFL season is the Washington-Philadelphia match-up and the soap opera that is Donovan McNabb, Andy Reid and Michael Vick But if you can get by the made-for-TV drama, there are some trends to consider when handicapping the game. The Eagles, a 5 ½-point home favorite, are 136-96 ATS (+30.4 Units) against conference opponents since 1992. The over for the Eagles is 7-0 (+7.0 Units) off 1 or more consecutive unders over the last 2 seasons. Eagles coach Andy Reid is 23-8 ATS (+14.2 Units) against a team that allows more than 350 yards a game. The Redskins are 30-14 ATS (+14.6 Units) as a road underdog of 3.5 to 7 points since 1992. The over for Washington is 6-0 (+6.0 Units) after 2 or more consecutive losses over the last 2 seasons.
A big matchup for Week 3 of the NFL season is the upstart Atlanta Falcons against the New Orleans Saints. The Saints won both games last season. The Saints, a 3 ½-point home favorite, will be without running back Reggie Bush, while Falcons running back Michael Turner is expected to play. There are a few trends to follow between these teams.
The Atlanta Falcons losing last week against the Steelers bode well for them this week. If their past history is any indication, thre are some trends that favor the Falcons this week. Atlanta is 7-0 ATS (+7.0 Units) after scoring 14 points or less last game over the last 3 seasons. It is also 10-2 ATS (+7.8 Units) after 1 or more consecutive losses over the last 3 seasons. For the Cardinals, coach Ken Whisenhunt is 18-9 for the over (+8.1 Units) as an underdog. He is also 23-13 for the over (+8.7 Units) in games played on turf.