If LeSean McCoy was a betting man, he'd bet on Eagles to beat Broncos

If LeSean McCoy was a betting man, he'd be taking the Eagles straight-up on Sunday. (USATSI)
If LeSean McCoy was a betting man, he'd be taking the Eagles straight-up on Sunday. (USATSI)

Philadelphia running back LeSean McCoy has a hot tip for everyone in Las Vegas this week: bet on the Eagles. During McCoy's press conference on Wednesday, the Eagles running back found out that Philadelphia is a double-digit underdog to Denver on Sunday. 

It turns out, McCoy's one of those guys who would put his money where his mouth is, "Well, if I was a betting man, I'd take the Eagles," McCoy said, via Phillymag.com. "I don't get wrapped up in point spreads and being the underdog; that's why you play the game. I'm sure they're preparing to win the game, we're preparing to win the game. I think it will be a good matchup. I'm excited."

You may not want to bet against McCoy though, the Eagles running back is undefeated in games against Peyton Manning. Although, it's probably worth mentioning McCoy's Eagles have only gone up against Manning once, a 26-24 win in 2010. 

If the Eagles are going to beat the Broncos, the Philly offense -- ranked second in the NFL in total yards -- is going to have to keep up with the No. 1 ranked Broncos offense that's scoring a blistering 42.3 points per game. No other team averages over 32.

"I have a lot of confidence in our offense," McCoy said. "[The Broncos] will put points up -- and I have tons of confidence in the defense -- and I think we'll put points up."

The Eagles are scoring 26.3 points per game, a number that ranks eighth in the NFL. Since we're talking about gambling, the over/under in the Eagles-Broncos game opened at 58 points, the second highest total since 2004, according to Pregame.com founder RJ Bell. 

 

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John Breech has been at CBS Sports since July 2011 and currently spends most of his time writing about the NFL. He's believed to be one of only three people in the world who thinks that Andy Dalton will... Full Bio

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