Heading into this season, here is a preview of the opponents the New Orleans Saints will face in 2020, continuing with the Philadelphia Eagles.
The New Orleans Saints have a chip on their shoulder going into 2020 after losing in the Wild Card round of the playoffs to the Minnesota Vikings. This season, they are hoping that the outcome will be a little different.
2019 Season in Review
The Philadelphia Eagles ended their 2019 season with nine wins and seven losses. They won the NFC East over the Dallas Cowboys and made it into the playoffs. Because they had the No. 4 seed, they played and lost to the Seattle Seahawks.
The New Orleans Saints, who play in the same conference, finished with the No. 3 seed winning the NFC South. They lost to the Vikings. Therefore, both their teams lost in a similar fashion the first week of the playoffs.
2020 Offseason Wrap-Up
New Orleans had a stellar offseason with a handful of excellent additions making their team stronger and better all around. The Eagles, similarly, saw additions and departures themselves during this offseason.
Their greatest offseason signing was former Lions’ cornerback Darius Slay. They also added Nickell Robey-Coleman to their defense. They drafted Jalen Reagor in the first round along with Jalen Hurts and K’Von Wallace.
2020 Matchup Preview
The Philadelphia Eagles definitely have an improved team from last year, but injuries are going to be their main downfall this year. The Eagles have already seen injuries to rookie Jalen Reagor and star running back Miles Sanders.
If they can get those under control by the late season, they will be in for another playoff run. I expect this game to be close and the Eagles might even have the best possibility so far of landing the Saints their first loss of the season.
However, I still have the Saints pulling this one out slightly.