Philadelphia Eagles versus New Orleans: 10 Saints to watch in Week 14

Sean Payton (Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports)
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Philadelphia Eagles fans don’t need to be reminded of the Saints’ offense.

Sean Payton needs no introduction in Philly. Three years as a Dallas Cowboys assistant was bad enough. He’s been with the Saints since 2006. During that time, New Orleans has gone 7-2. That includes two straight wins and five wins out of the last six games. Here are five guys he’ll be bringing to Philly that might be a problem.

1. Taysom Hill, quarterback

Philly won’t get Drew Brees in this one. While that should be good news, Taysom Hill adds another dimension that the Birds might actually be less equipped to handle. Yes, it’s that dreaded mobile quarterback.

Recently, Philadelphia has looked nothing like that team that was so good against the run at the beginning of the season. Nowadays, the narrative is this team can’t tackle and no matter how well the defense plays, they’re almost certain to give up a huge play to the opposing offense at some point.

2. Terron Armstead, left tackle

The man guarding Hill’s blindside is Terron Armstead. The Saints’ offensive line has been everything that Philly’s hasn’t been, exceptional, and Armstead might be the best of the bunch. He was a Second-team All-Pro in 2018 and a two-time Pro Bowl nod in both 2018 and 2019.