The Redskins (3-2 SU, 2-3 ATS) built a commanding 17-0 lead over the winless 49ers, but San Francisco scored 17 unanswered points to even the game at 17-17. Washington scored the next nine points, including a Kirk Cousins seven-yard touchdown run to take a 26-17 advantage. San Francisco cut the deficit to 26-24 and had an opportunity to win it on the final drive, but came up short.
Washington failed to cash as 12-point favorites in the two-point triumph, its first opportunity laying points this season. Cousins produced a 330-yard effort through the air, while throwing two touchdown passes and running for the game-winning score. Running back Chris Thompson hauled in his second receiving touchdown in three weeks, while racking up 138 all-purpose yards. Washington dropped to 5-5 ATS in its last 10 games in the favorite role, including 0-3 ATS in its past three as a favorite at FedEx Field.
The class of the NFC currently resides in Philadelphia as the Eagles (5-1 SU, 4-2 ATS)won their fourth straight game, 28-23 at Carolina. The Eagles overcame a 10-3 deficit led by a pair of touchdown strikes from Carson Wentz to tight end Zach Ertz to take an 18-10 halftime advantage. Wentz hooked up with Nelson Agholor on a 24-yard connection to start the fourth quarter to give Philadelphia a commanding 28-16 cushion as the Eagles held on for the five-point win.
Philadelphia covered as three-point underdogs, while Wentz delivered multi-touchdown passes for the fourth time this season. The 222-yard effort was the second-lowest total for Wentz throwing this season, but the Eagles improved to 3-1 away from Lincoln Financial Field after winning only one road game last season.
Since Wentz took over as quarterback of the Eagles in 2016, Philadelphia owns an 8-2 SU and 7-3 ATS at Lincoln Financial Field, including a 2-0 SU and 1-1 ATS record this season. The Eagles have compiled a 5-1 SU and 4-2 ATS mark as a home favorite in this span, as the only loss in this role came to the Packers in Week 12 last season. The offense topped the 27-point mark in both home wins this season over the Giants and Cardinals, while finished UNDER the total in seven of the past 10 home contests.
Under Jay Gruden, the Redskins have profited the last few seasons in the role of a road underdog. Since December 2015, Washington has put together a solid 8-2 ATS and 6-3-1 SU record in the past 10 when receiving points away from FedEx Field. One of those SU/ATS losses came at Kansas City in the late burn of a 29-20 defeat in Week 4. After the Chiefs took a 23-20 lead with four seconds remaining as 6 ½-point favorites, Kansas City recovered a fumble on the final play of the game and returned it for a score to break the heart of Washington backers.
The Redskins won five consecutive matchups with the Eagles from 2014 through last season. However, the Eagles snapped that skid with a 30-17 triumph in this season’s opener at FedEx Field as two-point favorites. Philadelphia jumped out to a 13-0 lead behind a pair of touchdown passes by Wentz before Washington scored 14 unanswered points. Caleb Sturgis knocked down three field goals to give Philadelphia a 22-17 advantage before a late Fletcher Coxfumble return for a score put the game out of reach. Wentz began his second season with a solid 307 yard, two-touchdown performance, while Ertz and Agholor combined for 14 catches and 179 yards.
Washington has won each of its past two visits to Lincoln Financial Field, including a 27-22 victory as two-point favorites last December. Thompson scored the go-ahead touchdown with under two minutes remaining to off-set 314 yards throwing from Wentz. Cousins only threw for 234 yards, but led Washington on a pair of touchdown drives in the third quarter to erase a 13-7 deficit.
Since 2013, the Eagles have put together a solid 5-2 SU/ATS record in Monday night action, including a split in Wentz’s rookie campaign. Philadelphia has won two of its past three home Monday nighters, but dropped a 14-point decision to Green Bay last season.
Washington is notoriously horrible on Mondays by posting a putrid 2-12 SU and 3-11 ATS record since 2008, including the Week 4 setback at Kansas City. Ten of those losses came at home, while the only road victory in this stretch came at Dallas as a nine-point underdog, 20-17 in 2014.
Favorites have dominated on Mondays this season by going 6-1 SU and 4-2-1 ATS record, as the only underdog to win outright is the Lions back in Week 2 against the Giants. The OVER has hit in four of seven Monday games, while the OVER is 11-8 in primetime action heading into Week 7.