It is a proven fact that the New Orleans Saints are not a good road team — by their road losses reflect a disturbing trend on why the Saints have some serious obstacles to overcome in their wild card matchup against an Eagles team clicking at the right time.
Even though Drew Brees put up another spectacular 2013 NFL campaign, the question remains — Saints fans wonder can he get the job done this time facing a formidable Eagles defense?
The New Orleans Saints four key losses against the New England Patriots, New York Jets, Seattle Seahawks, and the Carolina Panthers were all away-games. The Saints have experienced this trend for several years — and Saints fans know very well, this does not fare well heading into Philadelphia, a team that are energized to defeat the Saints.
New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees 5162 yards and 39 touchdowns prove the veteran signal-caller is at the top of his game in 2013. Drew Brees fall one-step behind Peyton Manning in the best QB rating in the NFL for the 2013 season.
The Eagles defense will make it a long outing for Drew Brees and company in Philly, and there will be no welcome mat wagon for Saints fans.
The Philadelphia Eagles ranked 17 defense will be the key in obtaining a victory over the Saints; containing Brees outside of the pocket will force the veteran signal-caller to throw two interceptions in the second half of the game.
Philly fans once thought at the beginning of the season when the Eagles went on skid row and loss three games in a row — that their season would be the same as the teams’ 2012 lackluster season. Rookie Head Coach Chip Kelly’s new blood has invigorated a Philly team that needed a boost of confidence heading into their wild card matchup against the Saints at Lincoln Financial Field.
Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles 2891 yards and 27 touchdowns in 2013 give Philly fans something to cheer about, especially since the Eagles played their best football in the second half of the season. Philadelphia loyal Eagles fans are looking forward to the Eagles defeating the Saints in their first NFC wild card matchup. Sophomore QB Nick Foles holds the keys to the city — as “The City of Brotherly Love” waits in anticipation for the next round of the playoffs in 2014.
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