Editor’s note: NESN.com’s Mike Cole, Ricky Doyle and Andre Khatchaturian deliver their NFL picks every Thursday of the season, and here’s who they like in the Philadelphia Eagles-Detroit Lions Week 5 game, with the line from OddsShark.
(-3) Philadelphia Eagles (3-0) at Detroit Lions (1-3), 1 p.m.
Mike: Eagles. The last time we saw the Eagles, they roughed up Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers. While it’s hard to completely buy in to Philly at this point, it’s hard to see them slipping up in this spot.
Ricky: Eagles. Carson Wentz and the Eagles will receive a reality check at some point. Just don’t count on it happening this week because, well, it’s the Lions.
Andre: Lions. I smell a letdown for Carson Wentz. A lot of numbers point to Philly in this one, but the NFL never makes any sense. I think Wentz throws his first pick against a team that has just one forced turnover this season (dead last). One stat I do like is that the Eagles only have 13 hurries this season (29th). If you give Matthew Stafford time to throw, he’ll make you pay.
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