The NFL football schedule adds two Saturday games this week as it winds its way towards a conclusion. Week 16 features a matchup between NFC East rivals when the Philadelphia Eagles visit the Washington Redskins. In the other Saturday game, the San Diego Chargers visit the San Francisco 49ers.
Eagles vs. Redskins
The Philadelphia Eagles are 8-point road favorites over the Washington Redskins. The point total according to Bovada and betonline is sitting on 50.
After Philadelphia easily defeated Dallas on Thanksgiving, the Eagles controlled the NFC East title race.
However, two straight losses at home to Seattle and Dallas the last two weeks has dropped the team to a record of 9-5 and put their postseason hopes in jeopardy.
Now the Eagles will face two teams just playing out their seasons, starting Saturday with the 3-11 Redskins.
The Eagles gave up 21 straight points to start their game last Sunday versus Dallas, before scoring 24 straight to take a lead, only to see their defense fall apart again giving up 14 points more and losing 38-27.
Washington is 6-24 SU in its past 30 games played including its 24-13 loss last Sunday against the New York Giants.
The two teams played in Week 3 with Robert Griffin III out with an injury and Philadelphia was able to outscore the Redskins in a thriller 37-34.
Philly is 4-1 SU in its past four trips to Washington. This season the Eagles are 3-3 SU on the road. According to topbet and sportsbook.com, the Redskins are 1-8 SU as well as 2-7 ATS versus teams from the NFC East.
Chargers vs. 49ers
In the late game on Saturday, the 49ers are favored at home by 1 point with the point total sitting on 41.
San Diego has lost two straight games at home to drop to 8-6. The Chargers scored just 24 combined points in the two games.
Nevertheless, the Chargers playoff hopes are still alive and they won tiebreakers for the playoffs against Buffalo and Baltimore.
After starting the season 5-0 against the spread, the Chargers are 1-8 SU over their past 9 games played.
Last Sunday San Diego lost to Denver 22-10.
The 49ers are 7-7 SU and out of the playoff race after playing in the NFC Championship for three straight seasons.
Rumors are rampant that Jim Harbaugh the 49ers head coach will be gone after the season.
San Francisco’s offense has generated just 23 total points during a three-game losing streak.
These two teams played last in 2010 with San Diego routing the 49ers 34-7.
The UNDER has cashed in five consecutive games San Francisco has played in. At new Levi’s Stadium the UNDER is 5-1 in 49ers games.