Free NFL Picks Today: Philadelphia Eagles vs Jacksonville Jaguars 10/2/22

Free NFL Picks Today: Philadelphia Eagles vs Jacksonville Jaguars 10/2/22
Sun 2nd October 2022

The Jacksonville Jaguars (2-1, 1-1 Away) head to take on the Philadelphia Eagles (3-0, 1-0 Home) at Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday for a matchup that pits superb defense against an explosive offense. The Eagles are 6.5-point favorites, and the total is 45.5. Jacksonville is coming off a dominant 38-10 win over the Los Angeles Chargers at SoFi Stadium last Sunday. Trevor Lawrence was 28 of 39 for 262 yards and three touchdowns. James Robinson ran 17 times for 100 yards and a touchdown. Zay Jones was targeted 11 times, catching 10 passes for 85 yards and a touchdown. Philadelphia won for the third straight game last Sunday, beating the Washington Commanders 24-8 at FedEx Field. Jalen Hurts threw for 340 yards and three touchdowns. Miles Sanders carried 15 times for 46 yards. DeVonta Smith scored once. He was targeted 12 times, hauling in eight receptions for 169 yards.


The teams are meeting in the regular season for the first time since October 2018, a 24-18 win for the Eagles.


The Jaguars are averaging 28.0 points per game so far this season, seventh in the NFL, and they are facing an Eagles defense that has surrendered 16.7 PPG (7th). Meanwhile, Philadelphia has scored 28.7 points a game this season, fifth in the league, and Jacksonville is allowing 12.7 PPG (4th). The Jaguars rank 13th in the league in passing yards per game (257.3) and 10th in rushing (123.3), while the Eagles are ninth in passing yards allowed per game (215.7) and 17th against the run (110.0). Philadelphia has been one of the league’s top passing teams, averaging 305.3 passing yards per game (4th), while ranking seventh in rushing yards (150.3). The Jaguars are allowing 268.3 passing yards (21st) and 55.0 rushing yards per game (1st).


Through three games, Lawrence has thrown for six touchdowns (1 INT) and 257.3 yards per game to lead Jacksonville in passing. In two away games this season, he has four TDs (1 INT) and an average of 268.5 yards passing. Robinson leads the team in rushing with an average of 76.7 yards a game over three games. He has three touchdowns on the ground. Christian Kirk is the Jaguars’ leading receiver with 89.0 yards a game and three TDs. He is averaging 6.0 receptions on 9.0 targets per game. Hurts has four passing touchdowns (1 INT) with 305.3 yards per game through three games to lead Philadelphia. In one previous home game this season, he threw for one TD (1 INT) and 333 yards. Sanders has been the home team’s leading performer on the ground, averaging 74.0 yards a game through three games. He has one touchdown. A.J. Brown has been a workhorse in the Eagles’ aerial attack. He has one touchdown and a 103.0 yard per game average through three appearances. Brown is averaging 10.3 targets per game (6.7 receptions).

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Philadelphia Eagles (-275)

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