Who will win the NFC Divisional Round: Eagles or Saints? | The Tylt
Who will win the NFC Divisional Round: Eagles or Saints?
The Eagles team from Week 11 and now is completely different. Philadelphia is playing some of its best defense all season and the Eagles showed up against the Bears last week, holding Chicago to just 15 points. Sure, the Eagles couldn't stop the Saints last go around, but this team has been lights out to close the regular season.
The offense has also become more efficient since Nick Foles took over for an injured Carson Wentz, pushing a balanced attack that can move the ball with ease. The Saints might be confident heading into the game, but the Eagles are going to smash them.
Nothing has changed from Week 11 to now. The Eagles are still the Eagles and the Saints are still one of the best teams in the league. Philadelphia isn't on the same level as New Orleans. Drew Brees has masterfully guided this team, playing at an MVP level, and he will carve up the Eagles once again.
Brees finished the season leading the league in completion percentage and has an arsenal of weapons at his disposal. Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara back up at the running back position, while Michael Thomas catches everything that's thrown at him. If the Eagles take one thing away, the Saints will just hand the ball to someone else. It'll be too much for the Eagles to handle.