The Eagles (4-5) are heading to New Orleans to face the red-hot Saints (8-1) at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Sunday afternoon.
Here’s everything you need to know:
3 p.m. — Eagles Pregame Live on NBCSP
4:25 p.m. — Eagles at Saints on FOX
7:30 p.m. — Eagles Postgame Live on NBCSP
9:30 p.m. — End Game on NBCSP
You can also watch the game on fuboTV.
The FOX broadcasters for this game are Joe Buck (play-by-play), Troy Aikman (analyst) and Erin Andrews (sideline).
Merrill Reese, Mike Quick and Howard Eskin will have the call on 94WIP.
Coming off the bye week, Eagles fans were feeling pretty good. The Eagles clawed back to .500 with a win over the Jaguars and still had everything ahead of them. Not to mention, they added Golden Tate at the trade deadline. But what happened last week was an absolute disaster. Not only did the Eagles lose to a reeling Cowboys team at home, 27-20, but Washington also won to extend its lead to two games in the division.
The season isn’t over for the Eagles even if they lose to the Saints on Sunday. But things are a lot more difficult now and their playoff chances have definitely gone way down. One of the big themes this week was that the leaders on the team needed to bring energy, to keep everyone’s spirits high. If they don’t, there’s no way they climb out of this.
Stopping the Saints
It definitely won’t be easy to get a win. The Saints are an absolute offensive juggernaut. They have averaged over 36 points per game this season and have put up 96 in the last two weeks. It all starts with Drew Brees, who is somehow having his best season at age 39. This guy has been incredible. He’s completing 77 percent of his passes and has 21 touchdowns to just one interception.
The Eagles are banged up in their secondary too. Ronald Darby and Rodney McLeod are done for the year and Jalen Mills (foot) isn’t expected in this game. Even if the Eagles get Sidney Jones (hamstring) back, they’re still not in great shape.
Scoring some points
If the Saints put up the points we all expect them to, how will the Eagles respond? Because they’ve averaged just 22.0 points per game this season and can’t seem to figure things out offensively. They have scored just 21 points in first quarters this season, so a quick start would really help in this game. They really can’t afford to get down early and try to play catch-up. That’s a recipe for disaster.
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