Carson Wentz has a record of 1-1 against the Saints, but the Eagles also gave New Orleans fits with Nick Foles in the 2019 playoff match-up. The Eagles still have a lot of talent around them and they might match up better than any NFC foe against New Orleans.
Wentz isn’t only a great quarterback and competitor, he has a surplus of talent around him to succeed. He did great last season without the injured Desean Jackson and Alshon Jeffery for the majority of the season.
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People like to talk about how Russell Wilson makes it work without an elite weapon, but Eagles made it to the playoffs and were fighting in the wild card round with no scary weapons.
These wide receivers for the Eagles could give New Orleans’ secondary nightmares. The Saints should very well have an improved secondary from a moderate one last year, but there are some weaknesses in it.
Janoris Jenkins and Malcolm Jenkins are both physical players and they seem to have 2-3 more years of quality production, but their wheels aren’t the same as before. Desean Jackson could force the Saints defense to adjust coverage if Lattimore can’t handle the WR by himself.
New Orleans has explosive playmakers and an aggressive defense, but their true identity lies upfront. The Saints’ offensive line is the key for them to have a balanced attack, protect Drew Brees, and control the clock.
When we all saw Minnesota dominate the Saints O-line, the Saints offense struggled majorly. The Saints were forced to rely on Taysom Hill for spark plays, but that’s not a formula for the Saints to have consistent success.
The Eagles have Fletcher Cox, Brandon Graham, and Derek Barnett on their D-line. This D-line could be a huge challenge for the Saints protection, especially with the game being late in the season. It’s likely that one Saints starter will be injured upfront per usual.