Predicting the final five games of Philadelphia Eagles regular season

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13. 28. 1 PM EST. 15. . Sunday, January 1st. 54.

The Philadelphia Eagles welcome the Saints to Lincoln Financial Field and beat them… again.

Many of you have been following New Orleans Saints games closely. The Eagles own the rights to their first-round NFL Draft choice, and every loss by Dennis Allen, Andy Dalton, and company strengthens the chances of Philadelphia landing a top-five pick during next year’s annual selection meeting.

Had the regular season ended after Week 13, the Birds would indeed be selecting fifth next April. They can take matters into their own hands on New Year’s Day as these proud franchises meet head-to-head at Lincoln Financial Field for the third straight season.

The Eagles have won both of the previous meetings. They lead the all-time series by a 19-15 margin. They figure to be favored in this one as well.

Jalen Hurts, the starter for both of those aforementioned victories, has completed a little over 55 percent of his passes while tallying a 78.8 passer rating in those contests. Here are the numbers:

  • 30 completions on 54 pass attempts
  • 314 yards passing
  • One passing touchdown, zero interceptions
  • 175 yards rushing on 36 attempts
  • Three rushing TDs
  • Sacked three times and one fumble lost

This is a much-improved version of Jalen Hurts than the one the Saints are used to seeing. We expect a huge statistical showing by QB1 in this one and another check mark in the win column. Philadelphia wins this one by two scores.