NEW ORLEANS (10-2) at PHILADELPHIA (3-8-1)
Sunday, 4:25 p.m. EST, Fox
OPENING LINE - Saints by 7
RECORD VS. SPREAD - Saints 7-5; Eagles 4-8
SERIES RECORD - Eagles lead 17-15
LAST MEETING - Saints beat Eagles 20-14 on Jan. 13, 2019 in NFC divisional playoff in New Orleans
LAST WEEK - Saints beat Falcons 21-16; Eagles lost to Packers 30-16
AP PRO32 RANKING - Saints No. 2, Eagles No. 27
SAINTS OFFENSE - OVERALL (12), RUSH (7), PASS (21)
SAINTS DEFENSE - OVERALL (1), RUSH (2), PASS (4)
EAGLES OFFENSE - OVERALL (29), RUSH (14), PASS (28)
EAGLES DEFENSE - OVERALL (13), RUSH (25), PASS (7)
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES - The Saints have won five of last six meetings, including two playoff victories. … New Orleans has won nine straight since a 1-2 start and have clinched a fourth straight playoff berth. … The Saints are 8-0 over the last two seasons when QB Drew Brees has been sidelined with an injury. The Saints have won their last three games with Taysom Hill starting at quarterback. … Hill threw his first two career TD passes last week in his third career start. He had four TDs rushing in his first two starts. … The New Orleans defense has allowed just two TDs in its past five games. … RB Alvin Kamara aims for his third in a row vs. the Eagles with at least 100 scrimmage yards, including postseason. … Kamara is the first player with 1,300 scrimmage yards and 13 TDs in three of his first four seasons since Adrian Peterson. … WR Michael Thomas had nine receptions for 105 yards in Week 13 and became the fastest player to reach 500 career catches (69 games). Thomas had 12 catches for 171 yards and a TD vs. the Eagles in the last meeting. … DE Cameron Jordan has four sacks and five tackles for loss in his past three games. … CB Marshon Lattimore has three interceptions in two games against the Eagles. … Philadelphia QB Jalen Hurts will make his first career start. Hurts threw his first career TD pass in the loss at Green Bay last week. … RB Miles Sanders has at least 100 scrimmage yards in four of his past five home games. … Sanders has 46 yards rushing on 16 carries in the past two games after averaging 83.6 yards per game in his first seven. … WR Travis Fulgham has four catches for 32 yards on 16 targets in the past four games after he had 28 receptions for 427 yards and four TDs in his first five games. … Philadelphia has allowed 53 sacks. … DT Fletcher Cox has four sacks in his past five games. … The Eagles’ defense has only three interceptions, none by cornerbacks. … Fantasy tip: Thomas should follow DK Metcalf and Davante Adams with a big day against Philly’s secondary.
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