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By Josh Katzenstein, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
Marcus Davenport has heard about the increased intensity in NFL playoff games, and the New Orleans Saints rookie defensive end will experience it firsthand on Sunday.
“I can’t wait for Sunday,” he said. “It makes me nervous in the fact it’s coming so close, and I know it’s going to be electric.
“I’ve heard it’s a different game when it comes to playoffs. It’s more aggressive, but I can’t wait for that because I think that’s when people play better.”
When the Saints play the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday at 3:40 p.m. at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, Davenport expects to rise to the occasion.
“This is the big time, and I need to come up big,” he said.
Davenport missed the Saints’ first matchup against the Eagles. It was the third of three games he missed due to a toe injury....
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