Capping Corner – 2017 Week 8

By Josh Mansilla (@Manzilla36)

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Throughout the 2017 NFL season, NFL handicapper Josh Mansilla will be providing his weekly plays, along with a brief write-up on how he sees the games playing out. We’ll track his picks each week to see how well he assists our readers.

Philadelphia Eagles -13.5
I like the Eagles here at home to win in a rout against the San Francisco 49ers. Carson Wentz is the real deal. He is a dual-threat quarterback who continues to improve every time he takes the field, accounting for at least three touchdowns each of the past three weeks. Last Monday night, Wentz shredded the Washington Redskins and has an even easier matchup this weekend against a Niners defense that ranks 28th in the league in defensive DVOA.
In addition, the Eagles defense has one of the best front sevens in the NFL. They allow the fewest rushing yards per week (67.0) in the NFL. With San Francisco giving third-round rookie C.J. Beathard his second career start, they will need their run game to keep them close and I just don’t see that happening. The Eagles should dominate this game from start to finish.
Philadelphia 34, San Francisco 13. Good luck.

Week 7 record: no play; Season record: 3-4

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