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Eagles @ Saints: Can New Orleans stop Philadelphia's playoff run?

Eagles @ Saints NFL odds, spreads and predictions

The Philadelphia Eagles look to avenge a humiliating regular season loss to the New Orleans Saints.

The New Orleans Saints finished the regular season 13-3 and earned home field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs as the conference's top seed.

Drew Brees had an MVP caliber season leading the New Orleans offense to the third highest points per game in the NFL (31.5 ppg).

Brees had an NFL-best 74.4 completion percentage for 3,992 yards, 32 touchdowns and five interceptions.

Wide receiver Michael Thomas had his best season as a pro setting career highs in both receptions and receiving yards. Thomas had 125 catches for 1,405 yards and nine touchdowns.

New Orleans' running back duo of Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram also bolstered the offense as the team finished with the sixth most rushing yards per game (126.6 ypg).

Game information

When is it? Sunday January 13th

What time is kick off? 4:40 p.m. ET

Where is it being played? Mercedes-Benz Superdome

Which channel is it on? FOX

The lowdown

The Philadelphia Eagles' unprecedented playoff success continued with an upset victory over the Chicago Bears 16-15.

Nick Foles lead the Eagles on a 12-play, 60 yard game-winning drive in the final five minutes capped off with a Golden Tate two yard touchdown with 56 seconds left.

Foles finished completing 25-of-40 passes for 266 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions; Tate caught five passes for 46 yards and a touchdown.

The Philadelphia defense ranked seventh in the NFL against the run during the regular season, and continued to stuff the run against Chicago allowing just 65 yards on the ground.

Eagles @ Saints Spread

The Saints are giving the Eagles 8 points in this divisional playoff matchup.

56 percent of the public money is currently on Eagles (+8) to keep up with the Saints.

These teams squared off in Week 10 and the Saints rolled over the Eagles 48-7.

However, both New Orleans and especially Philadelphia are in different situations since then.

Take the Eagles with the points.

Eagles @ Saints Over/Under

The over/under is totaled at 50.5 points in this matchup.

My final score prediction: Philadelphia Eagles 27, New Orleans Saints 30

Take the over in this matchup.

Eagles @ Saints Moneyline

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Where the game will be won or lost

The Eagles are riding the coattails of the defense and Foles, but also need to find success in the ground game.

Philadelphia totaled just 42 rushing yards against Chicago with Darren Sproles and Wendell Smallwood splitting carries.

New Orleans finished the regular season as the second best team against the run allowing 80.2 ypg.

Offensively, the Saints will have to use Kamara as a change pace in the backfield as well as take advantage of a vulnerable Eagles secondary with Thomas.

Stephen Rodriguez
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