Week 9 NFL 2010 Review: Colts vs Eagles
The Colts and Eagles met in an NFL Week 9 AFC vs. NFC battle from Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA, on Sunday, November 7, 2010.
Week 10 of the NFL season saw the Indianapolis Colts visit the City of Brotherly Love for a game at Lincoln Financial Field against the Philadelphia Eagles.
With the return of Michael Vick from a rib injury, the Eagles entered this inter-conference match-up as 3-point home chalk. The game total was set at 46.5 points.
Philadelphia money line bettors were laying -140 odds while Indianapolis money line players were getting +120 odds.
Bettors that placed their bets through trusted online sportsbooks such as Bodog.com watched as the Colts closed in on a fourth quarter comeback.
Eagles vs Colts – Road Underdog Loses but Covers – Game Total Goes Over Final: 26-24
With the Tennessee Titans on a bye week, the Indianapolis Colt had the opportunity to take a two-game lead in the AFC South. However, after the first quarter, it didn’t look like the Colts would cover the spread let alone win the game.
Following a 62-yard run by LeSean McCoy on the first play of the game, the Philadelphia Eagles drew first blood when Vick threw a touchdown pass to DeSean Jackson from the nine-yard line. David Akers added two field goals to put the Eagles up 13-0 after the first 15 minutes of play. Peyton Manning and the Colts came back with 17 points in the second quarter and went into halftime with a one-point lead.
The second half saw more defense than the first. Both teams combined for only 17 points, but it was good enough to push the score over the 46.5-point game total.
Philadelphia pointspread bettors were heartbroken after they allowed the Colts to score after the two-minute warning. Luckily for the Eagles moneyline players, Manning’s comeback bid was shut down when he was intercepted with six seconds left to play.
Colts vs Eagles – Game Notes – Game Stars
Colts Game Ball: Though Peyton Manning’s numbers were tame by his standards, he completed 31 of 52 passes for 294 yards and touchdown with a depleted receiving corp.
Indianapolis heads home tied with Tennessee for the lead in the AFC South to face the Bengals, who are coming off a tough Monday Night Football loss.
Eagles Game Ball: Vick only passed for 218 yards and touchdown on 17 completions; however, he also ran for 74 yards and a touchdown after missing the last month with injured ribs.
Philadelphia has a one-game lead on the Redskins for second place in the NFC East. They will look to extend that lead when they visit the nation’s capital in Week 10.