Coupling the bye week with a lackluster Week 17 game against the Panthers, and it will have been a long time since the Saints played a meaningful game. The Eagles have been playing meaningful games week after week after week.
Agreed. I've never understood the doubters throughout the years despite our 6 playoff appearances, undefeated home playoff record and Superbowl in the Payton/Brees era.
Florio lost all credibility with this part "Coupling the bye week with a lackluster Week 17 game against the Panthers" huh? Is he seriously throwing that in his prediction to sway his readers, or himself? That's a ridiculous argument. I know he was including that in his "meaningful game" point, but it discredits him to mislead about a lackluster performance where Drew, Kamara, our Oline, and others didn't play.
There is no way the Saints score just 17 points at home. I give Foles his due to make this a closer game than the one they played during the regular season, but the Saints at home in the playoffs are not getting stopped on offense that many times. Saints got this.