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NFL Props: Eagles Keep Struggling

Without question, the biggest disappointment of the 2011 NFL season has been the Philadelphia Eagles. Thought to be a Super Bowl favorite in the preseason, the Eagles are 3-6 so far and if they miss the playoffs, someone will have to be held accountable.

Here’s a look at some prop bets over at Bovada looking at the Philadelphia situation as well as some other hot button issues in NFL betting this week.

Changes coming in Philadelphia?

After missing a meeting and being suspended for last week’s game, some feel that DeSean Jackson’s time may be winding down in Philadelphia. Andy Reid’s job is also far from safe with this season’s major underachieving. Bettors this week can bet on whether or not Andy Reid or DeSean Jackson will still be a member of the Eagles in Game 1 of 2011. For Reid the odds are +100 that he will and -140 that he won’t; for Jackson, it’s -200 “Yes” and +150 “No”.

Mike Shanahan’s job security

After starting off the year 3-1, Washington has entered a tailspin, losing five straight games both SU and ATS. The rest of the schedule down the stretch doesn’t look very promising either. Will the slump cost Mike Shanahan his job as head coach? The odds that Shanahan will be coaching the Redskins in Game 1 of the 2011 season are set at -200, while the odds that he won’t be are +150.

Enter Tyler Palko

With Kansas City’s Matt Cassel injured, the team will turn to Tyler Palko at quarterback. How will the undrafted Palko fare in his first start in the NFL going up against the New England Patriots? The Over-Under on passing yards is set at 235.5 (Over -115, Under -115), touchdown passes at 1.5 (Over +145, Under -175) and completions at 20.5 (Over -115, Under -115).

NFL early super bowl line

Want to get an early jump on betting the Super Bowl? Now’s your chance. Bettors can bet on the AFC +3.0 at -120, or the NFC -3.0 at +100. With the NFL’s two best teams to this point in Green Bay and San Francisco both in the NFC, it’s no big surprise to see the conference favored. If Green Bay does make it to the Super Bowl, -3.0 at +100 would be a great value.