NFL Betting: Week 7 Injury Updates
The Philadelphia Eagles will play their most important game of the season Sunday when they host the Dallas Cowboys in a battle for first place in the NFC East. And while quarterback Michael Vick continues to recover from a hamstring injury, the Eagles have won consecutive games with second-year quarterback Nick Foles largely under center.
Nothing changes this week, as the Eagles look to win their third straight and move to 3-0 in the division, as they already have wins over the Redskins and Giants. Vick has practiced on a limited basis all week, while Foles has worked with the first team. Though coach Chip Kelly hasn't ruled Vick out entirely, the veteran signal-caller basically ruled himself out on Thursday while speaking to the media.
As of Friday at Bovada the Eagles were -2.5 over their division rivals.
In Green Bay, where the Packers are laying -11.5, the visiting Browns are hoping to take advantage of their injury-ravaged hosts who are 2-0 both SU and ATS at home this season. The Packers have been dealing with injuries to linebacker Clay Matthews, receiver Randall Cobb, and now James Jones, who is considered questionable for this week after getting knocked out of last week's 19-17 win at Baltimore.
Then there's linebacker Nick Perry and Matthews' replacement Mike Neal, both of whom left the Packers with rookies Andy Mulumba and Nate Palmer taking first-team snaps at outside linebacker. The Packers had 14 rookies on their roster at the midweek point, and this week get a Browns rushing game that is in after a season-high 126 yards last week against the Lions.
Finally, on a positive note, the Colts reportedly might have their entire starting defense on the field for Sunday night's highly anticipated return of Peyton Manning. The Broncos are laying -7 in Indianapolis.
Linebacker Jerrell Freeman practiced Thursday after missing the end of Monday's game in San Diego because of a concussion, while Pro Bowl safety LaRon Landry finished his second straight practice after missing the last four weeks with an ankle injury. Their presence couldn't come at a better time, as Manning and the Broncos are on pace to shatter the NFL's single-season scoring record.