No victory, no problem. The Philadelphia Eagles played a tie Sunday and moved up in the standings. In fact, the NFC East continues to under-achieve as NFL Week 4 dawns for an entire division under .500.

But NFL Week 4 odds aren’t looking good for most of New Jersey’s favorite teams.

NFL Week 4 odds (updated)

The odds for NFL Week 4 below are from the top NJ sportsbooks as of 5 p.m. ET Sept. 28.

NFL Week 4DraftKingsFanDuel Fox Bet
Broncos
NY Jets
-2.5
40
-3
39.5
-3
40
Seahawks
Dolphins
-6.5
54
-6.5
54
-6.5
54.5
Browns
Cowboys
56
-4.5
56
-4.5
56.5
-5.5
Colts
Bears
-2.5
45
-2.5
44.5
-3
45
Chargers
Buccaneers
45
-7.5
45
-7.5
45
-7.5
Cardinals
Panthers
-3.5
52
-3.5
51.5
-3.5
52
Steelers
Titans
-1
47.5
-1
47.5
-2
47
Saints
Lions
-4.5
54
-4.5
54.5
-4.5
OTB
Vikings
Texans
54.5
-3.5
54.5
-3.5
54.5
-4
Jaguars
Bengals
47.5
-3
47.5
-3
48
-3
Ravens
Washington
-13.5
OTB
-13.5
OTB
-13
OTB
NY Giants
LA Rams
47.5
-13
47.5
-12.5
47
-12
Bills
Raiders
-3
52.5
-3
51.5
-3
52.5
Patriots
Chiefs
OTB
-7
OTB
-7
OTB
-6.5
Eagles
49ers
45
-6.5
45
-6.5
45.5
-6.5
Falcons
Packers
58
-7
OTB
-7
57.5
-7

NFC East or NFC Least?

The Eagles will visit the defending NFC champion San Francisco 49ers on Sunday night after an unusual and dubious feat in Week 3.

They failed to triumph as a six-point home favorite across New Jersey online sportsbooks, playing a 23-23 tie with the winless Cincinnati Bengals. Yet they still picked up ground against every team in the NFC East. Or NFC Least.

How did that happen? No team in the NFC East won. None even covered the spread. A tie was the gold standard in this division for Week 3. And thus the Eagles moved up.

They are 0-2-1 and have a tough assignment this week. They play the 2-1 Niners with initial DraftKings odds of +6. A win would jump start their season, but the betting faithful are getting restless.

FanDuel Sportsbook reported that the Eagles had received 70% of the bets against the Bengals.

NFL Week 4 odds: Let’s break down Eagles-Niners

We have good news and bad news for Eagles fans in New Jersey.

The good news

The Eagles face an injury-riddled team. The Niners lacked a slew of star players Sunday, yet still managed to crush the host New York Giants 36-9.

Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, who made the initial line go to San Francisco -4.5 amid rumors he would play, eventually sat out and the spread went to -3 at kickoff.

If he returns against the Eagles, will he put all of his weight down with confidence? He is battling a high-ankle sprain. That can take weeks to heal properly.

A QB can make some throws in the pocket but will be hesitant to scramble on a bad ankle.

The 49ers may elect to rest him and ride out this difficult stretch, hoping to get Garoppolo back later in the season. If they rush him back now and he gets hurt, they have huge problems.

The bad news

Philadelphia quarterback Carson Wentz, now in his fifth year, was outplayed by Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow, who was playing in his third NFL game on Sunday.

Burrow threw for 312 yards with no interceptions. Yes, he couldn’t guide the Bengals into the end zone when they could have put the game away late. And yes, Wentz did rally the Eagles to a tying touchdown in the final minute with a nice running play.

But Wentz also threw two interceptions. And this was a Bengals team that was 2-14 last year.

The Eagles still don’t have a back with a 100-yard game this season. They have the second-lowest point total in the entire NFC, with 59 points. They have been outscored by 28 points in three games. Wentz has yet to throw for 300 yards in one game this year.

When will they show fire?

The gray area

Jake Elliott was lined up for a potential game-winning 59-yard field goal late in overtime before the Eagles were flagged for an offensive penalty. They had to punt.

It’s easy to believe the penalty took a victory away from the Eagles, but it was an extremely long kick. If he misses that, the Bengals take over needing one medium-range completed pass to kick a game-winning field goal themselves.

Good signs to take forward

Greg Ward emerged as a receiving threat for the Eagles, corralling a 29-yard touchdown pass just before halftime. He was also targeted 11 times and wound up with 72 yards.

That made it easier for Wentz to look for tight end Zach Ertz 10 times for 70 yards.

Wentz also rushed for 65 yards, a pretty high number.

Miles Sanders provides backfield speed and did churn out 95 yards on 18 carries.

The opponents: 49ers are injured but not out

The 49ers showed in the past two weeks that they have an excellent offensive scheme. Good line blocking, few mistakes, and strategic play-calling. They used an end-around play to score against the Giants.

The Niners had a backup quarterback in Nick Mullens who threw for 343 yards and no interceptions. That’s why little-known, skill-position players such as Brandon Aiyuk, Jeff Wilson, and Jerick McKinnon shredded the Giants. Each scored a touchdown.

Meanwhile, on defense, the 49ers held both the NY Jets and Giants to a grand total of one touchdown in two consecutive games at MetLife Stadium. They have two more wins at the shared home of the Jets and Giants than either of those teams.

The Eagles are 0-3 against the spread, and their games are 2-1 on the over.

The Niners are 2-1 against the spread and all three of their games have gone over.

Dave Bontempo

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Dave Bontempo, a multiple national award-winning boxing commentator and writer, authors NFL betting columns for the Press of Atlantic City and IGaming Player, among others.