Could this be the week Nick Sirianni finally gets to celebrate a win in the home locker room? The Philadelphia Eagles welcome the New Orleans Saints to Lincoln Financial Field Sunday in a game with, somehow, playoff implications. It’s Week 11 and it’s Eagles vs Saints… who you got?
The Saints sit at 5-4, in the sixth position in the NFC, holding a Wild Card slot. The Eagles are 4-6, a game out of the final Wild Card spot currently held by Carolina. Three 4-5 teams sit ahead of Philly in the standings.
The Eagles enter the game 1.5-point favorites at most PA sports betting apps, despite entering 0-4 at home so far this year (they haven’t won at the Linc since beating the Saints in December).
- The over/under for the 1 PM kickoff is 43.5 points at FanDuel Sportsbook
Game Preview – New Orleans Saints vs. Philadelphia Eagles
- ATS Records: Eagles 5-5, Saints 5-4
- Totals Records for Overs: Eagles 5-5, Saints 5-4
It’s early in the week so a lot of the PA sportsbook line movements might come down to who will be available for Sunday. Both teams are hoping to have their marquee running backs. Alvin Kamara missed the Saints’ loss to Tennessee in Week 10, while Miles Sanders has been on the IR since getting injured in Las Vegas.
While Sanders has been on the injured reserve, the Eagles have been able to do the one thing fans screamed at the first-year head coach to do: RUN THE BALL.
Jordan Howard and Boston Scott have done well in getting the Eagles two wins on the road, mostly by running north-south, between the tackles. Sanders has a tendency to dance at the line and try to cut back, which has been not as effective with this offensive line.
After the injury to Jamies Winston against Tampa Bay, the Saints have dropped their last two. Kamara is the catalyst to this offense and is very dangerous in rushing and passing schemes. Other than Kamara, there’s not much scary in the Saints’ offensive huddle. If the Eagles can build on the successful defensive effort in Denver, allowing just 13 points in six drives where the Broncos possessed inside the Eagles’ 25, they should be able to control the game.
Saints vs. Eagles Week 11 X-Factor
While the Titans controlled most of the game Sunday, the Saints were able to fight back into contention during the fourth quarter. However, two missed extra points foiled the comeback, forcing a two-point play to try and tie the game late.
If the contest swings on the kicking game, the Eagles should have the edge. Jake Elliott has been better this season, 14 of 16 on field-goal attempts and converting all 25 extra points. K’von Wallace’s blocked field goal in the third quarter will also likely be on the Saints’ minds.