Philadelphia Eagles schedule: 5 Toughest matchups for Darius Slay

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Michael Thomas, Saints, Week 11. 3. player. 15. . .

The Philadelphia Eagles never have an easy time versus the Saints.

Though they’re technically not rivals per se, Philadelphia Eagles fans have to be absolutely sick of the New Orleans Saints. They don’t even play them every year, but they always seem to be in the way of something the Birds need to accomplish or something they need to have going in their favor.

Drew Brees had a lot to do with that. In seven career regular-season games, he went 4-3 versus the Birds, but get this. With a 3-0 mark, he never lost to them in the postseason. He’s gone now.

For the first time in 16 seasons, the Saints will start someone at signal-caller other than Brees. You’d think Jameis Winston should be able to beat out Taysom Hill, but regardless of who the Saints trot our onto the field, they’ll have the security of knowing that they have Michael Thomas split out wide to throw the ball to.

Let’s say that quarterback is Winston, which is again a very likely scenario. It’s hard to think about things like he threw 33 touchdowns and 30 interceptions in 2019 during his final season with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but one has to also consider this. He’s been able to light up a few scoreboards.

With the weapons he has and with Sean Payton’s tutelage, Winston could be very good in 2021, and this could be a big year for Thomas.