Originally posted on The Football Fan Spot  |  Last updated 12/12/12
Cincinnati Bengals (7-6) at Philadelphia Eagles (4-9) After the Eagles’ 31-6 loss in Washington week 11, I assumed the Eagles had quit. They were losers of 6 straight, including 4 or more by 13 or more. It was Andy Reid’s first 6 game losing streak of his career and a team that had always gotten better as the season wore on and always played well when their backs were against the wall was no longer doing that. I picked them against Washington because all the trends said they should cover the spread, but they got blown out. News broke that Andy Reid was hesitant to bench Michael Vick for Nick Foles earlier in the year for fear that most of the veterans would quit on the team and it looked like, after Foles’ first career start, that had happened. I was hesitant to bet heavily against the Eagles the following week against Carolina because I felt it was such an overreaction line and because I thought maybe the Eagles would give a damn on national TV as home dogs against a 2 win Panthers...
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