Saints vs. Eagles: Game time, how to watch and follow live, predictions, storylines, more
New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton dismisses the premise that the Philadelphia Eagles could derive extra motivation from the widespread perception that New Orleans ran up the score on them when they met in November.
“My question would be: We’re all playing hard in these divisional playoff games, right?” Payton began, referring to Sunday’s rematch in the divisional round of the NFC playoffs. “Are you going to play harder” because of a perceived slight?
Still, Payton expects a more competitive affair than the Saints’ 48-7 blowout of the Eagles on Nov. 18, which gave Philadelphia the dubious distinction of becoming the first reigning Super Bowl champion to lose by that wide a margin in the following regular season.
So here we are. Eagles-Saints, Round Deux.
Here’s all the info you need to know before Sunday’s divisional round affair at Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
— Who: Philadelphia Eagles (10-7) vs. New Orleans Saints (13-3)
— When: 3:40 p.m.
— Where: Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana
HOW TO WATCH
— WVUE-TV (FOX 8) in New Orleans
— WGMB-TV (FOX 44) in Baton Rouge
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— Via NFL Game Pass (click here to learn more.)
— WWL 870 AM/105.3 FM (New Orleans)
— WDGL 98.1 FM (Baton Rouge)
— KMDL 97.3 FM (Lafayette)
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When the Saints pass | Advantage: Saints
The Eagles are playing better, but they’ve still faced issues in the secondary all season long.
When the Saints run | Advantage: Saints
The Saints didn’t have many issues running against the Eagles in the first meeting, and that shouldn’t change this time around.
When the Eagles pass | Advantage: Saints
Nick Foles has done a good job, but New Orleans had no issue against Carson Wentz in the first meeting.
When the Eagles run | Advantage: Saints
Philadelphia had one of the worst rushing offenses in the NFL this season. The Saints had one of the best run defenses in the NFL.
Special teams | Advantage: Saints
New Orleans has some of the best special teams units in the NFL. Those units should show up on Sunday.