Philadelphia Eagles versus New Orleans: 10 Saints looking to ruin Week 17

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Make no mistake. This isn’t a cakewalk for the Philadelphia Eagles offense.

Safety Marcus Maye sat out of practice all week. He’s out. Safety, Justin Evans, cornerback Marshon Lattimore, and linebacker Pete Warner were limited all week. Werner is questionable. Linebacker Kaden Elliss is dealing with a hand injury, but he was a full participant all week. His and Lattimore’s statuses are unknown.

If they can’t go, things get much easier for the Eagles’ offense, but pay attention to these guys. They’re charged with ensuring Week 17 isn’t a cakewalk.

1. Cameron Jordan, defensive end

One of New Orleans’ best players on either side of the ball, Cameron Jordan is tied with Kaden Elliss for the second-highest sack total (5.5). He also has 54 total tackles and a forced fumble on his resume. We probably don’t have to tell you this, but keep an eye on him.

2. Tyrann Mathieu, safety

It seems like it was just yesterday that we were discussing the possibilities of Tyrann Mathieu winding up in a Philadelphia Eagles jersey.

3. Demario Davis, linebacker

Demario Davis leads the Saints in sacks (6.5) and total tackles (94). He ranks third on the team in solo stops. He has five pass breakups and an interception on his regular-season resume. Again, we don’t have to tell you to keep an eye on him.

4. Paulson Adebo, cornerback

Paulson Adebo hasn’t elevated himself to being the level of player that Marshon Lattimore is yet, but he has the potential to be special. If Lattimore can’t go, Adebo is CB1 and probably draws the responsibility of following A.J. Brown around.

5. Alontae Taylor, cornerback

New Orleans is aging at a few of the important positions, but guys like Alontae Taylor and Paulson Adebo have proven that they can be depended upon moving forward. Neither has an interception on the current campaign as of Week 17, and it would be awesome if the Eagles’ offense continues that trend, especially seeing how they’ve been loose with the football as of late.

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