BoopProps Thursday NFL - Eagles vs. Giants: It is all on the shoulders (and arms and legs) of Carson Wentz
Eagles quarterback should have more time with Lane Johnson back in the lineup Keith Srakocic (Associated Press)

BoopProps Thursday NFL - Eagles vs. Giants: It is all on the shoulders (and arms and legs) of Carson Wentz

Thursday, 8:20 p.m. (FOX)

There are lots of reasons to feel the Eagles are going to beat the Giants Thursday night:

> The Birds are riding winning streaks of four (on Thursdays), nine (non-Sunday regular season contests) and six games (at the Linc wearing Black uniforms against the New York).

> The Giants stink.

> The Eagles’ lone victory was on the road against a team (the 49ers) that had man-handled NYG a week earlier in North Jersey.

> The Giants stink.

So the outcome is not in doubt. The question is how do the Birds get there. Pretty safe to think QB Carson Wentz will have some say in it, especially since anybody at a skill position that was high on their training camp depth chart has seemed disappear into the fog. WR DeSean Jackson is expected to return from a hamstring injury, but for how long and how effectively is anybody’s guess.

More importantly, RT Lane Johnson is shaking off an ankle injury that kept him out of last Sunday’s Ravens game (and limited him before that) and should start. If he is even at 50%, it gives the Birds one more, better body to keep Wentz’ league-leading 168 yards lost to sacks from getting too much higher, as well as a half-second or two to find one of those receiver thingies downfield.

By the way, raise your hand if you knew Wentz was atop the Eagles scoring ledger with four touchdowns (in addition to the eight he has thrown for) and the the last QB to lead the Birds in TDs was Bobby Thomason (who had three to share the 1957 honors with Tommy McDonald).

Twice this season, the Giants have allowed points in every quarter (did we mention they stink?), something the Eagles did two weeks ago in Pittsburgh. Since we can see where Philly gets an early lead and Doug Pederson gives Jake Elliott a few chances to right his kicking ship with some field goals rather than risk fourth downs in opposing territory, let’s go with the Birds scoring in every stanza.

Otherwise we will pile up on Wentz − both on the ground and in the air − on wagers from FanDuel, William Hill, Points Bet and FOXBet.

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$10/$19 . . . Score Every Quarter (+190 WH)

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$10/$28 . . Scores 1+ TD (+280)

$3/$78 . . . Scores 2+ TDs (+2600)

$2/$200 . . Scores 3+ TDs (+10000)

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$10.20/$10 . . Throws 2+ TDs (-102 FD)

$5/$8.75 . . . Throws 3+ TDs (+175 FB)

$3/$15.90 . . . Throws 4+ TDs (+530 FB)

$2/$27.00 . . . Throws 5+ TDs (+1350 FB)

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$11.50/$10 . . . Over 246.5 Passing (-115 PB)

$11.00/$10 . . . Over 18.5 Rushing (-110 FD)

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