They aren’t divisional foes or extended rivals per se, but the Philadelphia Eagles and New Orleans Saints have seen a lot of each other recently. This is the third consecutive season in which Philly has hosted a game versus New Orleans. The Birds won both of the previous contests, a 24-21 battle in December 2020 and a 40-29 affair in November 2021.
Believe it or not, both teams enter Week 17’s game in different positions, but the Saints, thanks in part to a two-game winning streak, are very much alive for a playoff berth. Despite having nine losses to show for themselves in their first 15 games, they only trail the NFC South-leading Tampa Bay Buccaneers by one game.
Philadelphia, as always, is focused on the one-game-at-a-time approach while avoiding the temptation of getting too far ahead of themselves, so while it may seem strange to state this one could feature a playoff atmosphere, that may actually be the case. This one also has added significance for the Eagles as they own New Orleans’ first-round draft choice in 2023.
Philadelphia Eagles vs New Orleans Saints Week 17 Odds
According to FanDuel, the Philadelphia Eagles are favored at home by seven points. As of Tuesday morning at 11 a.m. EST, the moneyline is set at -335 for Philadelphia compared to +270 for New Orleans. The OVER/UNDER in this one has been set at 43.5 points.
Philadelphia Eagles vs New Orleans Saints Week 17 Prediction
Sunday’s game doubles as the fifth meeting between these teams since November 2018. Overall, they’ve met on the field 34 times to play a football game.
The Philadelphia Eagles own a 19-15 edge, and we see no reason why they’ll come out on the losing end in this one. They’re the better team. Look for them to come out on top in this one and place themselves back in the winner’s circle. Final Score: Eagles 31, Saints 16
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