NFL Playoffs: Wild Card Preview, Schedule and Picks

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Dec 22, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy (25) runs with ball during the second quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Saints @ Eagles

The Saints can’t win outside the dome. The saints can’t win in the cold. So say the pundits. I don’t buy it. While the Saints were 3-5 on the road in 2013, the Eagles were just 4-4 at home. The Eagles offense is 2nd in the NFL, but the Saints are top 5 as well (4).

Where this game will be won, is on defense, and one little known fact is that the Saints have a good defense. The Saints are ranked 4th in YPG, 4th in PPG, 4th in sacks, 9th in sacks and 2nd in passing YPG. The Eagles defense is 29th overall and dead last against the pass.

Prediction: Saints

Why the Saints Will Win: 32nd ranked pass defense against Drew Brees and Jimmy Graham.

 

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