Alshon Jeffery, WR
We have to assume that the Saints are going to stick by their game plan from the last matchup and double-team Eagles tight end, Zach Ertz. The Saints knew at the time that Carson Wentz leaned heavily on the tight end, and New Orleans was doing everything that they could do to eliminate Ertz from the game. Therefore, the Eagles wideouts could be primed for a big day if the Saints defense has a lot of their focus on the Eagles tight end.
Last week, Alshon Jeffery had a few big catches, but he didn’t exactly go off. This week, it may be a different story. The Saints are a good team all around, but their offense is what makes them great. Their defense on the other hand, well, they are very much beatable. That secondary hasn’t been all that great this season, and the Eagles struggled to expose that the first time around.
This time though, Alshon Jeffery and the rest of the Eagles wideouts could have a big game. Four catches for 33 yards was Jeffery’s stat line in Week 11. Let’s be honest, Wentz was not utilizing Jeffery’s talents correctly at all this year. Ever since Nick Foles came in the picture, Alshon has been coming up with big plays, which gave the Eagles offense an opportunity to come up with even bigger plays elsewhere. This offense will look a lot different against the Saints this time around, and it starts with Alshon Jeffery intimidating that secondary.