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The (0-0) Philadelphia Eagles of the NFC East Division will be in the “PEACH STATE” for their 2015 opener. Philadelphia plays the (0-0) Atlanta Falcons of the NFC South Division in National Football League action. The game will be at The Georgia Dome in downtown Atlanta, Georgia. Kickoff time is at 7:10 PM EST. The Best Sports Handicapper believes the pressure is on the “MAD SCIENTIST” aka Chip Kelly. The Eagles head coach made some questionable personnel decisions in the offseason. Atlanta has been labeled a soft team in the past. The new coaching staff has their work cut out after missing the playoffs the past two seasons. The opening betting line has Atlanta as a three-point Home Underdog Against The Spread. The betting odds total is 56-points for Monday Night’s game. Read more on our Philadelphia Eagles at Atlanta Falcons week-one Monday Night Football write-up.
The 2015 Philadelphia Eagles brass has given the keys to the kingdom to their head coach in just his third season. Chip Kelly wants to build a dynasty on his terms. Kelly traded starting quarterback Nick Foles to St.Louis for the often injured Sam Bradford. The move left many fans in the “CITY OF BROTHERLY LOVE” scratching their heads. Kelly then sent All-Pro running back LeSean McCoy to Buffalo for a linebacker. The bulk of the offense will be handled by the running back tandem of DeMarco Murray who led the NFL in rushing with 1,845 yards and 13 touchdowns. Backups Ryan Mathews and Darren Sproles will also flourish in the up-tempo offense. The Eagles defense also got an overhaul with Byron Maxwell and Walter Thurmond. Philadelphia safety Malcolm Jenkins who faced Atlanta twice a year as a member of the New Orleans Saints warned the secondary about the precision of Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan. The Eagles must get pressure on the Falcons signal caller and not miss assignments.
The Atlanta Falcons and new head coach Dan Quinn are in rebuilding mode. Quinn wants to change the identity of the Falcons football team. The new coach is replacing the winningest coach in franchise history. The Falcons believes a playoff run is not out of the question in 2015. Rookie running back Tevin Coleman is going to be the starter on Monday. Coleman has breakaway speed and good size to run between the tackles. Ryan has some of the most prolific receivers in the NFL and he must get he football in their hands Monday Night. The Atlanta defense drafted a pass rusher in the first round. Former Clemson denfensive end/ linebacker Vic Beasley along with newcomer Adrian Clayborn must get pressure of Bradford in the passing game. Philadelphia is going to play at a fast pace and the Flacons must have a substitute package in place.
The betting odds over the total are 4-0 Philadelphia last four on Monday’s.
The betting odds over the total are 6-1 Atlanta last seven in September.