Saints expecting much different Eagles team this time around; here's why (1 Viewer)

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By Rod Walker | The Advocate

Much has changed over the past 50 days since the Saints blasted the Philadelphia Eagles 48-7 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in November.

The biggest difference in the Eagles then and the Eagles now?

Just ask Saints center Max Unger.

"They are hot, they are on a roll," Unger said. "When you play teams that get hot late in the season and carry that momentum into the playoffs, especially with what they were able to do last year as the defending world champions, they know what they are doing. They are peaking at the right time."

It'll be up to the Saints (13-3) to try to cool off the Eagles (10-7) on Sunday when they play in the divisional round of the NFC playoffs in the Dome. Kickoff is set for 3:40 p.m.

The Eagles come in having won six of their past seven games since that 41-point rout in November. Their postseason hopes seemed doomed that day as they fell to 4-6. Then they won two of their next three. ...

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