1. Just look at the recent success of both teams.
In 2016, both the Eagles and Saints went 7-9 and missed the playoffs, but both franchises have been in contention for a title in every season that has followed. In 2017, the Eagles went 13-3 and brought home the Lombardi Trophy. Meanwhile, the Saints went 11-5 and would have faced the Eagles in the NFC Championship if not for the ‘Minneapolis Miracle’.
In 2018, the Eagles salvaged the season despite injuries and finished 9-7, but as mentioned, an interception that was intended for Alshon Jeffery helped keep them out of a second straight NFC Championship Game appearance. The 13-3 Saints were eliminated a week later, thanks in part to a missed pass interference call.
The 2019 regular season ended with another 9-7 finish. Then, a dirty hit from Jadeveon Clowney knocked Carson Wentz out of the Wild Card Round one day after the Minnesota Vikings shocked the Saints with a home loss.
During the offseason, both teams have continued to build and add depth to the rosters. Both are chasing a Super Bowl title in the 2020-2021 season. If all goes well for these two contenders, week 14 could go a long way in deciding the seeding for the NFC playoffs, and with the new playoff format, it could be a difference-maker if the Eagles can get one or two home games in January.
Week 14 has led to some pivotal moments during Pederson’s era. There was a huge win over the Los Angeles Rams in 2017, an overtime loss to the Dallas Cowboys in 2018, and an unexpected loss to the Miami Dolphins.in 2019. Expect some serious fireworks versus the Saints.