In August, everyone just assumed that the Philadelphia Eagles would be resting their starters in Week 17, getting ready for the playoffs. Instead, they enter a season finale against the Washington Redskins hoping to finish at 8-8, saving jobs rather than resting starters for the playoffs.
The Eagles did finally start to get things together, winning their last three consecutive games. Washington has continued to struggle, losing a tennis match to the Vikings last week. Philly opened the week favored by nine and a half points. Since then the line has moved up to ten points. Washington is 6-8-1 against the spread. Philadelphia is 7-8 against the spread.
The over/under is 46 and a half points on this game. Philadelphia could make that happen with their explosive offense, and most bettors seem to think the over is where the smart money is this week.