The final presidential debate and a Thursday Night Football game between two teams from the “NFC Least” filled Twitter timelines with even more ire.
Pennsylvania online sportsbooks originally listed the Philadelphia Eagles as 6-point favorites against the New York Giants, but it closed at 4.5 or 4 at some books. The Giants lead 21-10 with 6:17 in the fourth quarter, but the Eagles, behind another gritty Carson Wentz performance and an ill-timed Evan Engram drop, rallied to win 22-21.
At 2-4-1, the Eagles are tied for first in the NFC East. They are suffering from a crazy list of injuries and a depleted depth chart but, the day after an Eagles win, it’s always sunny in Philadelphia, even if the night before was filled with doomsday tweets.
Giants vs. Eagles Week 6 betting review
NFL bettors heavily backed the Eagles against the Giants but not all were not rewarded.
- 83% of the money was on the Eagles (-4.5) to cover the spread
- 65% of the money was on the Eagles (-235) on the moneyline
- 88% of the money was on the over (45)
However, a few bet boosts at online sportsbooks turned out to be winners:
- Over 3.5 total turnovers in Giants vs. Eagles (yes) -250
- Wentz 350+ pass yards and Eagles win boosted from (+425) to +500
- Eagles to score a TD in each half boosted from (-200) to +100
- Daniel Jones to have a higher passer rating than Carson Wentz boosted from (-110) to +105
- Eagles moneyline +100 (max bet $25)
- Carson Wentz to rush for a touchdown (yes) +315
Football and politics
Thursday Night Football or the last presidential debate had many screaming … or, a much calmer bet, streaming.
One smart person watching the game pic.twitter.com/FN2n4DYZEl
— Mark (@TacoDude1985) October 23, 2020
Eagles/Giants game at 8:20 and the presidential debate at 9 tonight… choose your train-wreck, America !
— Patty Bombs (@PatriickDoyle) October 22, 2020
Watching the debate and Giants-Eagles at the same time: pic.twitter.com/uAsteHeD24
— Maddy Harris (@maddelynharris) October 23, 2020
Epic ratings battle on tv tonight
Presidential Giants vs.
Debate Eagles pic.twitter.com/cn3rVV0zbk
— matt (@mattcrawley1126) October 22, 2020
Daniel Jones’ epic trip
Daniel Jones got tackled by the rug. pic.twitter.com/jxpXc2J5vm
— Patrik [No C] Walker (@VoiceOfTheStar) October 23, 2020
— Ryan Stryker (@Ryan__Stryker) October 23, 2020
"DANIEL JONES! HE'S HEADED FOR THE END ZON–"
"OH!!! RKO!!! RKO OUTTA NOWHERE!!!!!" pic.twitter.com/9Vx4STUFPZ
— Chris, The Optimistic Bayley Fan (@ChrisMNovak) October 23, 2020
Carson Wentz hushes the haters with little backup
Wentz played behind a makeshift offensive line, without his starting running back, top two tight ends, and anyone even resembling a starting wide receiver on any other roster. Wentz has been sacked this season a silly-if-it-wasn’t-sad 28 times. But he silenced most of his haters, even Colin Cowherd, for one night.
Carson Wentz’s starting OLine by week 17 pic.twitter.com/gVvxiJbRup
— rone’s gamblin corner (@_rone) October 22, 2020
Like I said stop disrespecting my boy Carson Wentz pic.twitter.com/tYXXTiGdNL
— The First Flokage 🐲 (@dexteritydios) October 23, 2020
Carson Wentz does it again. It never gets old, humbly teaching America about football. It’s just what I’m paid to do. #WentzWins
— Colin Cowherd (@ColinCowherd) October 23, 2020
Wentz haters can’t say shit this week. pic.twitter.com/ykRaekKOVZ
— Phase 3 Kei (@RealMamaEagle) October 23, 2020
Lead image credit: AP Photo/Derik Hamilton