Saquon, Daniel Jones, Shane Lemieux discussed on The Bill Simmons Podcast
We're going to put a blanket on top of you and you have to be incremental to going down the field. If saquon looked like saquon did a month ago, I'd feel a lot worse about this game. Like one arm's sake one? Yeah, I'm not enjoying this as much with the injury. They've had in the interior, no Shane lemieux. It's not what they were offensively in terms of the running game. So I'm so worried about Daniel Jones. I'm worried about the size of this team. Saquon still a big back, Daniel Jones was a big quarterback. They got big receivers, eagles tend to be a little bit of a smaller team, but they handled Derek Henry and the Titans. Wonderfully. And the same thing is true. They gave up the scrambles for an Tannehill, but still they home to ten. Not Burke's out of the game. I mean, that was a very big play for the eagles 15 or 25 point when excuse me. Over the times was losing trailer. He's been awesome this season, but we'll see. The Giants lack of weapons continues to feel like something to exploit, but it has for the whole season. And they're 7 and 5. You're way better than whatever the fucking number is, yeah. You're way better than giants. And yet I'm not putting the eagles in a tease because I do worry. One of these weeks they're gonna suck in a game when their favored and I'm gonna stay away. Let's match up number two for you. Match remember two. Vikings lions, which is just such an extremely fun game for so many reasons, not least among which is betting reasons. Sam hoppin and fed experts treated out this week that since 1999, we've only seen four games where a team with ten plus wins is not favored against a team with 5 or fewer wins. And of those four games, all of them came in week 17, two of which had the backup quarterback playing for the ten win team. So this is not something we see very often. Where Vegas is really positive that a non winning team is better than this winning team. The Vikings, there was a great graphic going around on Twitter today where if you flipped the results of every one score game this year, the Vikings would be one in 11 overall because they can't stop winning these ones for games. Well, the reason the lines are favorite is because the Vikings pass defense is simply not trustworthy. Vikings defense past gave you away is 25th against wide receiver ones they're 29th. We saw Garrett Wilson have a huge game against this defense just recently. We had Stephan days went a 128 for 12. We talked about Parker went four for 80. They struggle against the top receivers. Amon Ross saint Brown, the top receiver for the lines, one of the most integral players in the league, totally underappreciated how much this guy matters. In games in which a Monroe state Brown is healthy, the lines average .2 EPA per drop back. That'd be the second best number season long.