Thursday Night Football is back again for the 2022 NFL season and we have predictions for every single game – next up is the 7-0 Philadelphia Eagles visiting the 1-5-1 Houston Texans. Literally first vs worst…
NFL betting has plenty of offseason interest – including free agency and the Draft but now we are back to the real thing.
We have all the latest betting intel for you, including latest odds for Super Bowl LVII and also the 2022 MVP race. Now though let’s look ahead to Thursday night in Florida.
We will also have parlay picks, prop bets and picks against the spread for Sunday’s games, plus SNF and MNF predictions.
Eagles vs Texans TNF Predictions & best bets
Philadelphia Eagles vs Houston Texans (Thursday November 3, 8.15pm, Amazon Prime Video)
Week 9 kicks off with the undefeated Eagles heading into Houston as a 13.5-point favorite. A huge spread but one that is difficult to dispute.
Philly is coming off a dominant 35-13 defeat of Pittsburgh while the Texans gave up more than 300 yards on the ground in a loss to Derrick Henry and the Titans.
Here are our free Thursday Night Football Predictions for Week 9:
Jalen Hurts Over 40.5 Rushing Yards (-125, PointsBet)
Hurts was sensational through the air on Sunday vs Pittsburgh, throwing for 285 yards and 4 scores, three of them to the terrific A.J. Brown. By contrast he hasn’t seen the volume of touches in the run game recently that he saw at the start of the season.
We like that approach to change Thursday night though as Jalen and co come up against the NFL’s absolute worst run defense. Nobody is more porous vs the run, remember that the Titans just rumbled for more than 300 yards.
We expect Houston to get a heavy dose of Jalen on option plays early in the game, along with the other members of that dominant Eagles backfield. Take him to cover a 40.5 line that looks very manageable.
Philadelphia Eagles to lead after every quarter (-105, PointsBet)
The Eagles have been terrific in putting games to bed early in 2022, running up the score in the first half and then being able to step off the gas just a little after intermission.
Houston is coming off a game where it was utterly dominated by a superior rushing attack, only a fool would expect different on Thursday night. Philly can kill the clock and Houston’s will before enjoying the second half in the knowledge that it is headed for 8-0.
Dameon Pierce Anytime Touchdown (+160, PointsBet)
Pierce is pretty much Houston’s only offensive weapon and he gets an insane amount of volume on the ground and a steady dose of targets in the passing game.
The reason Pierce – who has 3 TDs so far in 2022 – is in plus odds territory here is the matchup, but it is possible to run on the Eagles. And they will be be without run-stuffing behemoth Jordan Davis after he sprained an ankle in the win over Pittsburgh. Let’s see how that Eagles front matches up with Pierce when there is no Davis in the middle.
We expect a comfortable Philly win, but still like the potential for Pierce to eventually find the endzone, likely in garbage time. It doesn’t matter when, as long as it happens people.
Dallas Goedert Over 45.5 Receiving Yards (-115, BetMGM)
Goedert is a terrific weapon for the Eagles, and his ability to get open in the middle of the field just gives another dimension to an innovative attack which has so many different ways to unlock defenses.
He has been excellent so far in 2022, averaging a shade over 60 yards per game. It’s likely he gets his normal healthy share of targets on Thursday night, so the line at 45.5 looks like a buy to us.
NB: Odds correct when predictions made Wednesday November 2, 2022
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Thursday Night Football Schedule 2022
- Thursday September 15: Los Angeles Chargers 24-27 Kansas City Chiefs
- Thursday September 22, 2022: Pittsburgh Steelers 17-29 Cleveland Browns
- Thursday September 29, 2022: Miami Dolphins 15-27 Cincinnati Bengals
- Thursday October 6, 2022: Indianapolis Colts 12-9 Denver Broncos (OT)
- Thursday October 13, 2022 : Washington Commanders 12-7 Chicago Bears
- Thursday October 20, 2022: New Orleans Saints 34-42 Arizona Cardinals
- Thursday October 27, 2022: Baltimore Ravens 27-22 Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- Thursday November 3, 2022: Philadelphia Eagles (-13.5) @ Houston Texans (+13.5)
- Thursday November 10, 2022: Atlanta Falcons @ Carolina Panthers
- Thursday November 17, 2022: Tennessee Titans @ Green Bay Packers
- Thursday December 1, 2022: Buffalo Bills @ New England Patriots
- Thursday December 8, 2022: Las Vegas Raiders @ Los Angeles Rams
- Thursday December 15, 2022: San Francisco 49ers @ Seattle Seahawks
- Thursday December 22, 2022: Jacksonville Jaguars @ New York Jets
- Thursday December 29, 2022: Dallas Cowboys @ Tennessee Titans
What time does Thursday Night Football start?
Kickoff is always at the same time people – 8.20pm Eastern Time (5.20pm Pacific).
Which TV channel shows Thursday Night Football?
FOX is out of Thursday Night Football from 2022 and Amazon Prime has the exclusive rights to TNF – safe to say it is gearing up in a big way.
Prime has announced that the great Al Michaels will head up its booth in 2022 after leaving Sunday Night Football, while college behemoth Kirk Herbstreit will join him as the color guy.
Starting in 2022, Amazon will air 15 Thursday Night Football games a year via Prime Video to Amazon customers with a Prime membership. The games will also be televised in the home markets of the playing teams.
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As well as luring Michaels and Herbstreit to TNF, Amazon also has on board Fred Gaudelli, a 24-time Emmy-winner, as executive producer.
Amazon had already made a big play to try and lure Hall of Famer Troy Aikman out of the FOX booth to go all in on TNF, but the former Dallas Cowboys QB instead landed with Worldwide Leader ESPN on Monday Night Football, along with longtime FOX partner Joe Buck.
The Amazon deal for Thursday Night Football will run for 11 (ELEVEN) years, and is costing Jeff Bezos a cool $1billion per season.
FOX Bet Super 6
FOX Bet has a terrific free-to-play which more than 5million football fans play every week – Super 6 – and there’s a game especially for Thursday Night Football.
The prize is a cool $25,000 and you’ll need to answer correctly six questions about what happens Thursday night. All you need to do is download the app and predict away – full details are here.