TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS at PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
“Thursday Night Football” brings the defending champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers (4-1 SU, 2-3 ATS) visiting the Philadelphia Eagles (2-3 SU and ATS). Both teams are off victories, with the Bucs piling up 558 yards of offense, on 7.9 yards per play, and racking up 45 points against the Dolphins. The Eagles’ victory was quite different, defeating the Panthers as neither team reached 300 yards of total offense. The Eagles won despite averaging 4.5 yards per play, while they held the Panthers to 3.8 yards per play and intercepted Sam Darnold three times. This line opened with the Bucs favored by 6.5, and it will be important to monitor all week whether Tom Brady in prime time is enough to push this to the key number of 7. The total is 52.5.
MIAMI DOLPHINS vs. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS
The Miami Dolphins (1-4 SU, 2-3 ATS) face the Jacksonville Jaguars (0-5 SU, 1-4 ATS) in London early Sunday morning in a matchup of desperate teams. The Dolphins won in New England on opening day and have not won since. The Jaguars won on opening day — of 2020! — and have lost 20 straight since. The Dolphins are still without starting quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, and backup Jacoby Brissett injured his ankle early in the loss to the Buccaneers but stayed in despite a noticeable limp. The Dolphins surrendered nearly 8 yards per play in the loss, allowing six touchdowns to the Bucs. The Jaguars were defeated soundly by the Titans 37-19, but the stats weren’t as damning. A defensive touchdown and a goal-line stand by the Titans made for a lopsided score despite the Jaguars outgaining the Titans. The Dolphins are favored by 3 with a total of 43.5.