Like Rodgers and Wilson, Drew Brees has had his way with the “Birds” more often than not. His first game versus Philly came in 2005 as a member of what was then the San Diego Chargers. That one was a loss, but Philadelphia has been on the losing side of six of their last nine meetings, including all three playoff tilts, with the future Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee who’s now reached iconic status in the city of New Orleans.
Brees has thrown 18 touchdowns versus only eight picks over that span, and though he’s not the guy he once was, he’s still among the best at the position.
He has a nice supporting cast as well, which means Philly is going to have a hard time hanging a loss on a Saints team that will, again, be in contention for a trip to the Super Bowl and, before that, one of the favorites to be in the NFC Championship Game.
This could be the final time that the “Birds” square off versus Drew Brees. Unfortunately, right now, this one feels like a loss. ITI’s way-too-early prediction: Eagles 20, Saints 34
If you’ve been keeping score, that means the Eagles finish with a mark of 11-5. That should be good enough to give them a division title and a third straight appearance in the postseason. We’ll have to wait and see if that theory is an accurate one.