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By NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
The defending Super Bowl champions are coming to town -- again.
The top-seeded New Orleans Saints will face the Philadelphia Eagles in the divisional round of the NFC playoffs on Sunday (Jan. 13) at 3:25 p.m. at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
In Week 11, the Saints routed the Eagles 48-7. This time, however, the Eagles will start Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles and feature running back Darren Sproles, who was inactive in the first meeting.
Here's a position-by-position breakdown of both teams, analyzed by NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune sports columnist Jeff Duncan and NJ.com Eagles beat writer Mike Kaye.
Eagles: Nick Foles (or Carson Wentz)
Saints: Drew Brees
Jeff Duncan's take: Foles and Brees are both products of Westlake High School in Austin, Texas. Foles is not your typical backup. He led the Eagles to the Super Bowl last season and drove them to the winning drive in chaotic conditions on Sunday at Soldier Field. The unflappable veteran is not a great scrambler, but he won’t be intimidated by the Superdome environment. That said, he’s no Drew Brees. ...
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