Los Angeles Rams: NFC Weekend playoffs preview, who wins and why
On paper, the New Orleans Saints should be and are big favorites over the sixth seeded Philadelphia Eagles. Backup quarterback Nick Foles, Super Bowl MVP from a magical run last season, is again running the offensive show and leading some to believe that a rerun of last year is in the offing.
Could be, but the one NFC teams who has been consistent as a favorite for the bulk of 2018 is the Saints, not the Eagles.
Nonetheless, Philadelphia can become something of a “feel good story” if Foles can again find a way to get the Eagles back to the NFC Championship Game.
Philly fan shouldn’t think that’s an easy proposition as popular as it may be.
The Saints have been a solid bet all season. Even after a road loss at Dallas, Brees has had New Orleans steered towards a postseason run with only a Super Bowl win in mind. It would be nothing short of shocking if they were to cough one up, especially at home to an upstart Eagles team who is not as good as they were last season.
All that said, Eagles at the Saints doesn’t quite feel like a slam-dunk. Foles seems to excel in this role as underdog, and nothing would enhance the legend and pocketbook like knocking Brees and the Saints out of what looks like an easy road to Atlanta.
Then again, logic says it’s midnight for Cinderella.
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