Following their collapse in a 30-24 overtime loss to the Denver Broncos, the 10-1 New England Patriots will try to get back in the win column when they meet the Philadelphia Eagles this Sunday.
However, with both clubs struggling with injuries to key personnel, the betting line has been in flux since wagering opened Monday, with the Patriots pegged as early nine-point favorites at some sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com.
Patriots wide receivers Danny Amendola and Julian Edelman were both sidelined against the Broncos, while tight end Rob Gronkowski went down late with a knee injury.
Edelman is expected to be out for several weeks, but early reports indicate Amendola should be able to go Sunday. Gronkowski has reportedly suffered no major damage to his knee, but remains doubtful to see action against Philadelphia this weekend.
The Eagles, meanwhile, have been without quarterback Sam Bradford, who is sidelined with a shoulder injury, and they’ll be trying to break out of a 1-4 straight-up slide that has effectively dropped them out of contention in the NFC East.
The return of Bradford would give a lift to the Eagles, who have scored fewer than 20 points in four of their last five games, and posted SU wins in just two of their last six road games according to the OddsShark NFL Database.
The Washington Redskins, meanwhile, will try to extend their lead atop the NFC East when they host the Dallas Cowboys on Monday night as four-point favorites.
The 5-6 Redskins continued their stellar play at FedExField with last week’s 20-14 win over the 5-6 New York Giants, improving to 5-1 SU in home games this season and seizing the division lead on the strength of tiebreakers.
Washington will be looking for its first back-to-back wins in over a year, while the 3-8 Cowboys take the field searching for their first win of the season without quarterback Tony Romo, who suffered a season-ending injury in last weekend’s 33-14 loss to the Carolina Panthers.
However, Dallas has held the upper hand over the rival Redskins, going 3-1 SU in its past four meetings, 2-2 against the spread.
In other NFL Week 13 betting action the Giants will be 2.5-point underdogs when they face the New York Jets on Sunday, while the undefeated Panthers are favored by seven points at the New Orleans Saints, and the Broncos visit the San Diego Chargers as four-point chalk.
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Thumbnail photo via New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady celebrates with offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels after throwing a touchdown pass during the first half against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.