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Carson Wentz’s value to the Philadelphia Eagles is reflected clearly in a historic betting line.
The Eagles (13-3) are the first No. 1 seed to be an underdog in their opening playoff game. The sixth-seeded Atlanta Falcons (11-6) are 2 +-point favorites in Saturday’s NFC divisional playoff.
”It doesn’t really matter Customized Detroit Lions Jerseys ,” wide receiver Torrey Smith said Monday. ”We’re better than that, but we have to show it.”
After Wentz tore his ACL in Week 14, the Eagles went 2-1 with backup quarterback Nick Foles. But the offense was inconsistent. Foles played well in his first five quarters after replacing Wentz and struggled in the next five. He sat out the final three quarters in Week 17 along with most of the starters.
Oddsmakers weren’t impressed. Of course, players and coaches shrugged off the disrespect.
”I don’t care what people say because what people say has never won a game for me and my teammates,” linebacker Dannell Ellerbe said.
Defensive end Chris Long said it would be foolish for the team to use this as motivation.
”This is not the way we think,” he said.
The Falcons are coming off a 26-13 playoff win at the Los Angeles Rams after beating Carolina in a win-or-out regular-season finale. The defending NFC champions had their worst offensive performance during the 2016 season in a 24-15 loss at Philadelphia in Week 10.
Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz isn’t drawing too much from that victory. Atlanta has a new offensive coordinator – Steve Sarkisian replaced Kyle Shanahan – and it took a while for them to get things on track.
”They are a little bit different than last year,” Schwartz said. ”Every team’s going to be a little bit different from year-to-year. There’s going to be some things you do well, some things that you put in in the offseason, some things that maybe fit your personality a little bit more. There’s still a lot of challenges with that team. I mean Customized Green Bay Packers Jerseys , it goes well beyond a player like Julio Jones. It goes well beyond the quarterback (Matt Ryan). Their tight end (Austin Hooper) is having a great year. Their running backs (Devonta Freeman and Tevin Coleman), if you combine the running back stats, you’re talking about a first-team All-Pro – 1,500 yards, I think 12 touchdowns. So we have to look at it that way. There’s going to be a lot of challenges this week.”
AP NFL website:
BALTIMORE — The Boston Red Sox will try to complete a three-game sweep of the slumping Baltimore Orioles when the two teams meet for a Wednesday matinee at Oriole Park.
Boston (46-22) won the first two games of this series, including Tuesday’s 6-4 victory. Chris Sale (5-4, 2.83 ERA) will pitch for Boston on Wednesday against Yefry Ramirez, who will make his major-league debut.
Sale has lost his last three starts. He pitched well against the White Sox on Friday in his last start, allowing one run on six hits in eight innings — with 10 strikeouts — but still took the loss as Chicago scored a 1-0 victory.
He has pitched effectively against the Orioles in his career http://www.officialmapleleafsproshop.com/authentic-adidas-james-van-riemsdyk-jersey , going 5-2 with a 2.79 ERA in 15 games, including nine starts, and will try to give the Red Sox their ninth win in 10 games versus Baltimore this season.
The Orioles are struggling on offense right now, a big reason the team has lost six in a row and 13 of their last 15 games.
Ramirez will be called up from Triple-A Norfolk as the Orioles placed Andrew Cashner on the disabled list Tuesday due to a lower back strain. They also brought up relief pitcher Donnie Hart from Norfolk.
Cashner had been scheduled to start Wednesday’s game but Ramirez instead will get his first chance to pitch in the majors.
The Red Sox also will have Mookie Betts in the lineup. Betts had been out since May 26 with a left abdominal strain before being surprisingly activated before Monday’s 2-0 victory.
He went 1-for-5 and manager Alex Cora took him out after the top of the 11th inning so Betts would not be pushed too much on his first day back.
Betts did not play in Tuesday’s win, but he and Cora said it was more just to ease him back in slowly.
“He was going to play two out of three anyway,” Cora said before Tuesday’s game. “Yesterday we extended him a little bit. He’ll start tomorrow.”
Betts also leads the major league All-Star Game voting as the Red Sox likely will have a few players on the American League team.
The Orioles’ best chance for that game will be Manny Machado, who returned to the Baltimore lineup Tuesday after missing a game due to an illness.
Baltimore ran into the same problems Tuesday that have plagued its lineup all season – an inability to score without homers and not being able to get the big hit at the right time.
The Orioles went just 2-for-13 with runners in scoring position and stranded 13 baserunners overall. There were just too many missed chances once again.
Baltimore has just a .227 team batting average after the Tuesday loss — and it won’t get any easier in the series finale with Sale starting and the solid bullpen waiting behind him.
“You’ve got a guy like Sale starting tomorrow,” Orioles manager Buck Showalter told the media afterward. “They feel pretty confident about their bullpen. They’ve got eight of them down there.”