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Greetings from the enemy. Just swung by to wish you guys good luck, some insight on our team and maybe answer some questions. I'm hoping it's a closer game than the last meeting but I think you guys are the best left still in it, and I'll be rooting for you guys going forward if things don't go our way (always had a ton of respect for the city, Payton, and Brees).

So what's different (not necessarily better) from the last time we met?

Nick Foles: Nick is an enigma. Less purely talented than Wentz but there has been some talk that he's a better fit for Pederson. He is arguably better than Wentz at going through his progressions and is the definition of a rhythm QB. He is a risk taker though and can throw up some absolutely atrocious INTs occasionally. If you can get to him he's easy to force into mistakes but he gets the ball out fast, and has a great OL protecting him. Speaking of which...

Offensive Line: They have been playing much better as of late, holding down studs like Donald, Watt, Clowney, Kerrigan and Mack. Foles getting the ball out fast has helped that absolutely. The weakness is on the left side. Jason Peters is one of my all time favorites, but he has needed more "breaks" this year (understandable) for a 330 pound 36 year old and Semualo has played better, but is exploitable.

Run game: Our run game is awful. We lost Clement since the last time you met us and have Smallwood/Adams who can flash but overall aren't impressive. Sproles on the other hand is back and has looked every bit as dangerous as he always has in the past. Overall it's still a massive weakness though.

Defensive Line: The biggest change is Tim Jernigan is back. (the guy in the ski mask with gold teeth after the Chicago game...love that dude). He's a big boost to the run defense game, even going back to when he was a Raven. This is the biggest strength on our team easily.

Secondary: It is almost entirely comprised of backups and rookies at this point. They have actually been playing well recently, especially previous no-names like LeBlanc and Maddox. The problem is smart coaches find weaknesses in young players, and you guys have a smart coach. Second half of the Bears game you can see they figured out that Maddox, who had been playing very well up until that point, was biting hard on double moves and they torched him the rest of the game. They're better than before but overall this is another exploitable area for sure.
 

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So I am curious, are most Eagles fans on board as foles being the starter next year or are most Eagles fans still on the wentz bandwagon?
I believe there is almost no chance Foles stays with the team due to some contract stuff. I could be wrong though. Foles will have to get traded I believe.
 

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So I am curious, are most Eagles fans on board as foles being the starter next year or are most Eagles fans still on the wentz bandwagon?
From what I could see from briefly perusing igglesfans.com it’s gonna be close.
However, man all they do is say the f word and just generally cuss every other word laced with constant insults. Makes me even more thankful that this board is run how Andrus runs it, and all the mods, admins etc. As that place is a cesspool.

Just the truth.
 

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From what I could see from briefly perusing igglesfans.com it’s gonna be close.
However, man all they do is say the f word and just generally cuss every other word laced with constant insults. Makes me even more thankful that this board is run how Andrus runs it, and all the mods, admins etc. As that place is a cesspool.

Just the truth.
This is true.
It's really difficult to have a civil conversation as numerous posters will jump in and derail it with insults rather quickly.
Also, any attempts of humor are quickly lost on them.
 

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First, if you had beaten the Cowboys they probably would have missed the playoffs! So thanks for that....not.

Beating the Rams essentially secured our #1 seed...so good job!

Thanks for beating the Bears! Good job!

Now, 3rd game on the road in NO is a tall ask for a team facing a well rested Saints team.

I think it will be close for a while and eventually we begin to pull away.

Congratulations on a epic finish to a season and punching your ticket when your backs were against the wall.

Go Saints!
Saints 35, Eagles 21
 

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From what I could see from briefly perusing igglesfans.com it’s gonna be close.
However, man all they do is say the f word and just generally cuss every other word laced with constant insults. Makes me even more thankful that this board is run how Andrus runs it, and all the mods, admins etc. As that place is a cesspool.

Just the truth.
Yeah, that's a nasty place. I've seen em drench a kid's Dallas hoodie with beer at the game just because he had it on. Crazy.
 
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From what I could see from briefly perusing igglesfans.com it’s gonna be close.
However, man all they do is say the f word and just generally cuss every other word laced with constant insults. Makes me even more thankful that this board is run how Andrus runs it, and all the mods, admins etc. As that place is a cesspool.

Just the truth.
That iggles fan site is their unofficial site and yeah it seems very crass in there. If we said hello there as a saints fan, we would be booted right away or called the worse names possible.
 

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Greetings from the enemy. Just swung by to wish you guys good luck, some insight on our team and maybe answer some questions. I'm hoping it's a closer game than the last meeting but I think you guys are the best left still in it, and I'll be rooting for you guys going forward if things don't go our way (always had a ton of respect for the city, Payton, and Brees).
Appreciate it. As a lifelong Saints junkie who's lived in Philadelphia for a long, long time, I get plenty of respect for being a Saints fan. Eagles fans can be very tough, home and away, but I find them oddly fair, and usually very knowledgeable if insane, and my theory is they respect longtime Saints fans because they know we are also long-suffering and not posers.

Here's to a good game on Sunday.
 

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Appreciate it. As a lifelong Saints junkie who's lived in Philadelphia for a long, long time, I get plenty of respect for being a Saints fan. Eagles fans can be very tough, home and away, but I find them oddly fair, and usually very knowledgeable if insane, and my theory is they respect longtime Saints fans because they know we are also long-suffering and not posers.

Here's to a good game on Sunday.

Is it truly always sunny there?
 

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First, if you had beaten the Cowboys they probably would have missed the playoffs! So thanks for that....not.

Beating the Rams essentially secured our #1 seed...so good job!

Thanks for beating the Bears! Good job!

Now, 3rd game on the road in NO is a tall ask for a team facing a well rested Saints team.

I think it will be close for a while and eventually we begin to pull away.

Congratulations on a epic finish to a season and punching your ticket when your backs were against the wall.

Go Saints!
Saints 35, Eagles 21
They did beat the Boys. They got blatantly jobbed by the refs in their second meeting, literally from the opening kick off.
 

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What's scary about this game is that if you guys lose, it's expected. If we lose, we'll be a laughing stock as a first seed being knocked out by a 9-7 team. There's no expectations on your side, and all the expectations on our side. Payton will get mocked over the tryhard wheelbarrow-cash stunt , while you guys will run with the lighthearted ice cream meme. It'll be embarassing. Not as embarassing as 28-3. But definitely a lot of cringe. And frankly I don't like that.

Then there's the fact that this game is Sunday Night. The worst. I have to watch all the other games, assuming we'll move on to the NFCCG, only to be kicked in the balls in the last game of the weekend by the #6 seed. Fugg that. Gimme first game Saturday morning so I can crawl into the closet if we lose.
 

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Is Sidney Jones really still hurt? I know that Payton made a gameplan out of picking on him last time around. I wonder if its gamesmanship.
 

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What's scary about this game is that if you guys lose, it's expected. If we lose, we'll be a laughing stock as a first seed being knocked out by a 9-7 team. There's no expectations on your side, and all the expectations on our side. Payton will get mocked over the tryhard wheelbarrow-cash stunt , while you guys will run with the lighthearted ice cream meme. It'll be embarassing. Not as embarassing as 28-3. But definitely a lot of cringe. And frankly I don't like that.

Then there's the fact that this game is Sunday Night. The worst. I have to watch all the other games, assuming we'll move on to the NFCCG, only to be kicked in the balls in the last game of the weekend by the #6 seed. Fugg that. Gimme first game Saturday morning so I can crawl into the closet if we lose.
We share the same sentiments and nervousness. I love being the #1 seed, but I also like being the underdog. And Philly has thrived on being the underdog. I still think we pull this off, but in a ~1 TD game. Fans in the dome are going to need to bring their top-notch yelling game.

One note though. No Saturday morning games, only early afternoon. But point still stands - just enough time to drink away any sorrows in the event of bad news. And that will be the ONLY negative thing I say now, haha. All positive from here to Sunday!
 

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When? Dallas swept Philly this year.

27-20 & 29-23 if I recall.
Sorry, I didn’t word it correctly.
In my opinion the Eagles won one of their games with the Cowboys. The Eagles got shafted from the first kickoff of the game on. They seem to get a lot of help. (Dallas)
 

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