Eagles vs. Texans: 3 must-play props for Thursday night

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Philadelphia Eagles’ Miles Sanders stiff arms Dallas Cowboys’ Donovan Wilson during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

Week 9 of the NFL season is set to begin as the Philadelphia Eagles travel down to Houston to take on the Texans in a Thursday Night Football matchup. Tonight’s matchup does not look as though it will be particularly close, but for those looking to spice the night up by joining the action, here are three must-play props!

Eagles (7-0) vs. Texans (1-5-1) game info

When: Thursday, November 3rd, 2022 

Kickoff: 8:15 PM ET

Where: Houston, TX | NRG Stadium

How to watch: Prime Video, NFL+

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The Philadelphia Eagles remain the NFL’s last undefeated team. With ten games left in their season, the odds of the team remaining perfect are not certain, but against a struggling Houston Texans team, it would be shocking to see the team’s spotless record be tainted tonight.

Houston will be without starting receivers Brandin Cooks and Nico Collins and starting defensive tackle Maliek Collins. That’s a lot of talent for a 1-5-1 team to be missing. The Texans’ chances don’t seem overly high, but as they say, any given Sunday, or in this case, Thursday.

Tonight will be exciting enough, but with these must-play props, one can create even more excitement by joining the action!

Miles Sanders | Over 78.5 Rushing Yards | +110

Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders is experiencing a career year averaging 80.4 rushing yards per game — over eight yards more a game than his career high. The former Penn State Nittany Lion is on pace for his first career 1000-yard rushing season.

The Houston Texans, meanwhile, are the worst rushing team in the entire league, allowing 186 rushing yards per game — 314 last week against the Tennessee Titans. Sanders will have the chance tonight to carve up the Houston defense on the ground.

Take the over for Miles Sanders’ rushing yards tonight.

Dameon Pierce | Over 66.5 Total Rushing Yards | -125

Houston rookie running back Dameon Piece has been one of the lone bright spots for the Texans this season, with 539 rushing yards while averaging 4.5 yards per carry.

Peirce had a roughing outing last week against the Tennessee Titans, but prior to that, he rushed for 80 or more yards in each of the previous four weeks. With Jordan Davis out tonight for the Eagles, Philadelphia’s run defense has a potential hole. One that Dameon Piercer may just find.

Take the over for Dameon Pierce’s rushing yards tonight.

Miles Sanders | Anytime Touchdown | -120

Doubling down on a single player is, of course, risky. Some nights it’s just not your night, and there always remains the unfortunate risk of injury. With that being said, all signs point to Sanders potentially playing one of his best games as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles.

As mentioned previously, the Houston Texans are the worst team against the run in all of the NFL. Not only should Sanders run up and down the field, but he will more than likely find the endzone tonight, perhaps even more than once. Houston has given up 1.4 rushing TDs to running backs per game this season.

Take the Anytime Touchdown tonight for Miles Sanders.

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