- The Washington Times - Monday, January 8, 2018

The Philadelphia Eagles have the best record in the NFC, but Las Vegas oddsmakers aren’t sold on them to make any noise in the playoffs. 

The Atlanta Falcons are favored by 3 points in next week’s matchup vs. the Eagles — marking the first time a six-seed is the favorite over the No. 1 seed in the playoffs. 

The line, of course, has been swayed because of the Eagles losing quarterback Carson Wentz to an ACL tear in December. Philadelphia’s quarterback is now Nick Foles. 

The Falcons also looked impressive in their 26-13 win Saturday over the Los Angeles Rams. The Eagles did not play over the weekend because they had a bye. 

The No. 1 seed Patriots, meanwhile, are 13-point favorites over the Tennessee Titans in the AFC.

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