November 5, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) throws as Philadelphia Eagles free safety Kurt Coleman (42) pressures during the second half of a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints defeated the Easgles 28-13. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Will The Eagles Fly To Victory Over The Saints?


The Philadelphia Eagles face the New Orleans Saints tonight in Philadelphia at the Lincoln Financial Field in a highly anticipated wild card game. The Eagles coming off a win against Dallas Cowboys making them the NFC East Champions since 2010 They look to continue on the path to the Super Bowl. Only this time the Eagles may be facing a bigger challenge due to the New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and their offensive line.

Philadelphia Eagles starting quarterback Nick Foles and Drew Brees both went to the same high school where Foles broke Brees passing record. This should definitely make this game one to talk about. Since last week’s performance wasn’t Foles greatest, hopefully he will have a better grasp on the pressure the Saints defense will bring. Holding the ball and second-guessing will cost him dearly every time.

The Eagles offense line will have their work cut out for them as well against the Saints offense. Like the Eagles, the Saints have weapons like New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham and running back Daren Sproles who have no problem putting up numbers on the scoreboard.

Jimmy Graham

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Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Brandon Boykin who made a sure fire win for the Eagles last week is expected to give a good performance again. If Boykin is matched up opposite New Orleans wide receiver Marques Colston he could end up making Boykin look like the little engine that couldn’t. Lets not forget linebacker Philadelphia Eagles linebacker  Mychal Kendricks who has been showing up and showing out this season. He definitely has his work cut out for him against 6 foot 7 inch Graham. If he can continue to force turnovers then the Eagles have more of a chance to win.

If the Eagles expect to win this game then a lot of previous misques  such as utilizing possession of the ball, scoring when the they are in the red zone, and putting the pressure on the Brees need to happen. Dallas Cowboys quarterback Kyle Orton had plenty of time for decisions due to the lack of pressure from the Eagles defensive line. This is not good considering Orton hasn’t played in years and Brees is a elite and very  experienced quarterback.

 

Eagles Advantages:

  • Cold weather
  • Saints 3-5 road record
  • Brees lack of focus in severe weather conditions

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