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Eagles at Saints 2018: Start time, TV schedule, live stream and storylines for NFL Week 11

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Eagles at Saints 2018: Start time, TV schedule, live stream and storylines for NFL Week 11

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. 

Season spiraling 

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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Malcolm Jenkins says Wentz is ‘assertive’ and that’s what you want

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Malcolm Jenkins says Wentz is ‘assertive’ and that’s what you want

Malcolm Jenkins and Lane Johnson already responded on Twitter about the PhillyVoice story that characterized Carson Wentz as “selfish” and “egotistical” but now we have some more of their thoughts from the Pro Bowl in Florida. 

While Johnson said he saw it as nothing but “drama,” Jenkins got a little further into it and said some interesting stuff. 

He was asked if there was some truth to what was reported in the story. Here was his answer: 

Well, I didn’t read the whole article. I only started responding when people tried to say I was the one making the quotes, which is crazy. I think any great player is going to be confident. Any great player is going to know what he likes, is going to be demanding. I’m the same way with the D coordinator, where I can go say ‘no, I don’t want to run this.’ So I think him being assertive or anything like that is what you want out of your starting quarterback. He’s a leader.

That’s kind of what I wrote when the story first came out as I tried to put some of the claims and anonymous quotes into context (see story). While a lot of the qualities that story described were framed as negative character attributes, there are plenty of people inside and outside of the NovaCare Complex who think they’re positives. 

“I think at any point in time when you don’t understand something, you start to speculate,” Jenkins said. “And I think it’s been hard for people to grasp how we’ve had two starting quarterbacks both contribute to success the last two years and not have any issues. But Carson’s a good teammate. I have nothing bad to say about him. … He’s a great player on the field, a great teammate off.”

Jenkins and Johnson were just a few of the many teammates who took to Twitter on Monday to defend Wentz (see story).

Here’s what Lane Said on Wednesday:   

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If Saints fans can sue, I have a litigation list of my own

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If Saints fans can sue, I have a litigation list of my own

I didn’t know we could sue. 

Nobody told me we could sue. This changes everything. 

Instead of simply dealing with heartbreak the way hundreds of thousands of fans have done for decades, for centuries, New Orleans Saints fans have filed two separate civil suits against the NFL after a no-call inflicted anguish and emotional trauma.

The Saints did get screwed by that clear defensive pass interference that wasn’t called in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s NFC Championship Game loss. But the evidence shows they still had a lead after that drive and Drew Brees did get the ball back to start the overtime against the Rams. 

At first, I thought it was pretty silly for Saints fans to sue the NFL, but then it got me thinking … if we’re suing, I’ve got a litigation list of my own. 

So the following should expect to hear from my attorneys: 

Joe Carter: You, sir, ruined my childhood. I was 5 years old when Carter hit that home run in the World Series in 1993. At that point in my life, there hadn’t been much pain. I just assumed the Phillies would win the World Series. Why wouldn’t they? I mean, talk about anguish. You ruined 5-year-old Dave’s generally happy disposition. Sure, Mitch Williams deserves plenty of blame and I know he got it in this town, but I’ll never be able to hear the name “Joe Carter” without a shiver going down my spine. It’s still hard to watch. That’s gotta be worth something in the court of law.

The Patriots: This was long before I covered the Eagles. In fact, I was still in high school when the Patriots beat the Eagles in the Super Bowl. Although that loss was avenged last year by a different Eagles team, the thought here is still that the Patriots cheated in 2005. Even former Eagles linebackers coach Steve Spagnuolo thinks the Patriots cheated in the Super Bowl. This was, of course, before the whole Spygate drama, so it went under the radar back then. But a good portion of those Eagles players still think they were cheated out of a Super Bowl. Your honor! 

Scott Stevens: We saw just 7 minutes and 50 seconds of Game 7 of the 2000 Eastern Conference Finals before Stevens demolished Eric Lindros, who was caught skating with his head down. The Flyers lost the game 2-1 after they once led the series 3-1 and it was the last play of Lindros’ career with the Flyers. By today’s standards, that hit is completely illegal. I’d like this to get to trial under today’s standards, please. 

The Lakers: You shouldn’t be allowed to have Shaq and Kobe on the same team. It’s just not fair. Sure, by today’s standards, that’s far from a mega-team, but back then? It was just unfair. How were the Sixers supposed to deal with that? At least that one game was fun. Game 1 of the Finals that season was the only game the Lakers lost in the 2001 postseason. We’ll always have that. 

Blaine Bishop’s groin: I don’t really know how we’re supposed to sue a groin, and Bishop’s groin is now 48 years old. But back then, it was the injured groin that allowed Joe Jurevicius to spring free on a 71-yard third-down conversion in the first half of the 2002 NFC Championship Game. Momentum swung the wrong way and the underdog Bucs crushed the Eagles 27-10 and went on to beat the Raiders in the Super Bowl. Everyone in Philly still thinks the Eagles would have won that Super Bowl if they got there and they might be right. 

Yankees fans: Cliff Lee got the win in Game 1 of the 2009 World Series and now it was Pedro Martinez’s turn. But you Yankees fans just couldn’t let the past die. You just had to start the “Who’s your daddy?” chants, didn’t you? Well … it turned out the Yankees were still Pedro’s daddy. He wasn’t bad in that game, striking out eight over six innings, but he did give up two homers and three earned runs in the 3-1 loss in New York. We even have visual proof for this one. I’m suing for mental anguish because of mental anguish inflicted upon Pedro. Get out of that! 

The puck in 2010: I’m all for suing the puck that left Patrick Kane’s stick and somehow found its way into the net in the 2010 Stanley Cup Final. What a sneaky puck. No one aside from Kane even realized the game was over until Kane started jumping around like a lunatic. If that puck just did its job and found a pad or a post, maybe the Flyers win Game 6 in overtime and they win the Cup in Game 7. 

The Sixers: I was told there would be a moose.

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