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NFL Betting Online: Week 5 – Philadelphia Eagles at San Francisco 49ers

Posted by Brett Nielson on 10/10/2010 12:09:32 AM

The absence of quarterback Michael Vick will prove to be more costly than the Eagles think this NFL betting online Sunday.

(2-2) Philadelphia Eagles at (0-4) San Francisco 49ers
Live from Candlestick Park – CA
Kickoff: 8:20 PM EST Sunday, October 10, 2010
Broadcast: NBC

NorthBet NFL Game Odds:
Philadelphia Eagles +3
San Francisco 49ers -3
Total 38

This matchup between the Eagles and 49ers will come down to which struggling offense will perform better.

In Kevin Kolb's Week 1 matchup with the Packers, his first as a starter, he completed 50% of his attempts, totaling 24 yards and zero touchdowns.

Philadelphia ended up losing that game 27-20, with Michael Vick throwing the only passing touchdown and running back LeSean McCoy adding a score on the ground.

The Eagles will most likely rely more on their ground game coming into this week's NFL betting online matchup with San Francisco.

Unfortunately, Philadelphia's top running back LeSean McCoy suffered a cracked rib last week against Washington and is listed as questionable coming into this game. Without McCoy, the Eagles will rely on second-string tailback Mike Bell, who has averaged 1.7 yards per carry thus far in to the season, totaling only 20 yards.

On the other hand, the 49ers, despite their 0-4 record, are showing a lot of upside coming into this NFL betting online matchup.

San Francisco recently fired their offensive coordinator and hired Mike Johnson to take over. His first day on the job, he called on running back Frank Gore frequently, for 21 carries and targeting him on numerous passing plays to get the 49ers tailback into open space. Johnson evidently understands Gore's importance in this squad.

Gore is the team's top rusher and receiver and has accounted for 270 rushing yards, one rushing touchdown, 263 receiving yards and a receiving touchdown.

Look for Gore to exploit this favorable matchup against the Eagles who rank 27th against the run, allowing almost 140 rushing yards per game.

The 49ers will get their first win of the NFL betting online season this weekend.

NFL Betting Online: San Francisco 49ers (-3).

More Week 5 NFL Betting Online Resources
Indianapolis Colts vs. Kansas City Chiefs
Packers vs. Redskins
Denver Broncos vs. Baltimore Ravens

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