Pay Attention to the Cowboys and Commanders in the NFC East Title

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By Mike Rose

The NFC East currently has three teams in the playoffs with the fourth just on the outside looking in. Does this speak volumes about the conference as a whole, or has every team simply just had an easy road to get to this point? Honestly, it’s likely a mixture of both but it’s undoubtedly the best overall conference in the NFC from top to bottom. Let’s dig into the futures odds at BetRivers Sportsbook and see if any value is being offered up that should be taken advantage of with the regular season heading into Week 12.

Bet NFC East Title Odds at BetRivers Sportsbook

 

Philadelphia Eagles -350

 

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Had the Indianapolis Colts not missed a fourth quarter field goal to extend the lead to nine, the Eagles odds of winning this division likely could’ve dropped all the way back down to the preseason offering. That’s insane to think about when you take into account the fact that Nick Sirianni’s team was undefeated only a couple week’s back. It does however go to show just how lame a schedule this team has run up against to this point of the NFL betting season. Seriously, only two of its 10 opponents faced are currently favored to make the playoffs!

 

All that said, Philly did find a way to get out of Indianapolis with the dub which allowed for it to remain atop the NFC standings with 9-1 SU and 5-5 ATS records. Good teams win. Great teams cover. Is Philadelphia good, or is it great? I guess we’re about to find out with winnable games on the schedule at home against Green Bay and Tennessee over the next two weeks. For Jalen Hurts and Co. to convince me they’re great, the squad is going to need to go out and take it to both the Packers and Titans and cover the NFL odds in the process. What do they need to show you? I’ll hang up and listen for my answer.

 

Bet-Rivers-Banner-Sep-29-2022-03-57-25-53-PM-2Dallas Cowboys +325

 

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Sweet sassy molassy did the Cowboys take it to the Vikings this past Sunday! I went back and forth on that matchup all week long. In the end, I decided to sit the game out and boy did I miss out as I leaned the Cowboys. Minnesota was beaten to a bloody pulp like a fraudulent 8-1 team deserved to get beat down. Dallas took absolutely no mercy on the Vikings once their stud tackle went down for the count. Instead, DC Dan Quinn fired up the afterburners even more and allowed for Micah Parsons and company to fatten up those counting stats even more!

 

And how about that Tony Pollard? We all know he should be getting the lion’s share of the snaps in the backfield, but the timeshare with Ezekiel Elliott is actually working out well. The Memphis product has still been able to shatter his player props just about every week even with a reduced workload. With four of the next five games to be played in the comforts of AT&T Stadium, I think there’s value backing the Cowboys right now at a better than 3-1 return at BetRivers. Especially with the last one finding the Eagles paying Big D a visit!

 

New York Giants +1800

 

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That 31-18 pummeling at the hands of the Detroit Lions was a terrible loss on so many different levels. For one, it exposed the Giants defense as the patch worked unit Wink Martindale had been hiding for the entirety of the season. Second, it showed just how stuck in the mud the offense is when Saquon Barkley is held under wraps. Third, it was the third loss incurred to a team that can take full advantage of its leaky run defense (No. 25). Linemakers dramatically penalized the GMEN for losing that game with their odds of winning the division going from 8-1 to 18-1!

 

The scariest thing about Brian Daboll’s squad taking it on the chin is the fact that it could get much worse before it gets any better. They go to Dallas on Thanksgiving Day and then follow it up with Washington, Philadelphia, @Washington, @Minnesota, Indianapolis, and @Philadelphia to close the season out. There is a scenario that this team possibly goes winless the rest of the way to bring up the rear of the standings. I don’t want to see it since I took a flier on them to win the NFC East at the beginning of the year, but the team hasn’t played well since coming back to defeat the Packers in London. No choice but to call a spade a spade.

 

Washington Commanders +6600

 

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How premature was I a few weeks back when I wrote the Commanders off and told y‘all to avoid Ron Rivera’s team like the plague? I’ve already eaten my helping of humble pie! Instead of going into denial and being a hater, I’ve embraced the Commandos new “MO” and made some coin off it backing them not only plus the points but on the money line as well in that huge MNF upset in the Linc. I followed it up by confidently laying the road chalk in Houston last week as well.

 

I’m a huge fan of teams that play lock down defense and can run the ball. Check and check. That plan of attack has allowed for Washington to keep its faint hopes of winning this division alive as well as get back into the thick of the NFC playoff chase. Taylor Heinicke might only be a replacement level quarterback, but his teammates love him and that means a ton to me. The locker room looks to be in harmony with one another right now, and that’s enough for me to throw some beer money on hitting the “Yes” at +150 for the team to lock down a playoff bid.