Whats up with all the fear playing the Eagles? (2 Viewers)

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I don't get it. We beat them by 41 points last time, yes, 41 points! I can't think of any other team this year that beat another team so badly this entire year. Do you know why we beat them so badly last time? Because they can't stop Brees passing game nor our running game. We ran and passed on them like a yoyo up and down and could have played our backups by the second quarter. In almost every position, they match up poorly against us. Yes, Foles will score more than 7 points unlike Wentz but Foles will not score more than 21 points in the dome and that includes garbage time. Foles doesn't play defense, Foles is not a God, nor does a team will themselves to victory over a much better team. For example, their secondary is so bad made up of third stringers and why Brees had a field day last time. Foles cannot will these third stringers to suddenly play like Deion Sanders. Its the exact same defense this time around. It makes for a great storyline like a movie, but this is real life, and in real life, the much better team wins as we will comfortably. No, it won't be by 41, I say around by 21 points. This is the best divisional matchup we could have hoped for.
 

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In the first meeting, Ingram ran for 103 yards on 16 carries, and two TDs. Kamara ran for 71 yards on 13 carries.

Brees connected with 7 different receivers, and one of them wasn't Hill or Ginn.

Granted, their offense didn't have Sproles, and is now led by Foles, but they're still bringing that same defense. They had 3 tackles for a loss.

I like our chances shadowing Sproles and winning the turnover battle with the way Foles hucks it up, especially under pressure. Robertson, Okafor, and Rankins all scored sacks against their offensive line. In total, there were 7 tackles for a loss.

I think our defensive line, and the whole defense in general, has gotten better, is rested and healed, while their defense has gotten worse and is is injured, tired, and playing in the Dome.

With their receivers and jump balls I think we'll get some turnovers, and some PI calls.

So we're back to the question of if our offensive line can open holes with or without Armstead. My hope is that the prep time has allowed our guys to get some practice playing as a unit in their various roles without Armstead, in the event he can't go.

I think our offense can beat their defense, and our defense can beat their offense, plus Dome field advantage.
 

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You don't get it? Do you even Saints, bro? We're one Brett Favre brainfart away from being the most tragic postseason team in NFL history. Nearly every playoff exit we have is by a flukey team who shouldn't scare us having a play nicknamed on their way to winning.

Beastquake - when a 7-9 Seattle literally ran over us
Minneapolis Miracle?
The Vernon Davis Spectacular Showcase and ... okay, not a nickname, but you get the point.

What are we scared of? We're scared of waking up on Monday having witnessed the Philly Cheese Fake or the Brotherly Shove or the Quaker State Shake 'n Bake or some other nonsense miracle play that will be shown ad infinitum of TV commercials, on ESPN, during every football broadcast involving either the Eagles or the Saints forever.

We're scared of the thought of sitting at home and watching the Dallas Cowboys in the Super Bowl all because we couldn't stop Nick Foles from scrambling for 16 yards to convert a crucial 3rd and long.

Don't tell me about your numbers and matchups. It's not a rational fear, but try telling someone who's been mauled by a bear that he doesn't need to be afraid of that grizzly on the horizon.

So you take more stock in things that happened in previous seasons over what this team has shown this season? If so, that's cool, but you're killing the mood around here with people who like to, you know, enjoy the moment and look at the game from a viewpoint(matchups) that may make the game more enjoyable. The whole, I'm peeing my pants because Vernon Davis killed us 7 years ago and Nick Foles doesn't step on cracks in the sidewalk doesn't exactly enrich my SR experience.
 
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So you take more stock in things that happened in previous seasons over what this team has shown this season? If so, that's cool, but you're killing the mood around here with people who like to, you know, enjoy the moment and look at the game from a viewpoint(matchups) that may make the game more enjoyable. The whole, I'm peeing my pants because Vernon Davis killed us 7 years ago and Nick Foles doesn't step on cracks in the sidewalk doesn't exactly enrich my SR experience.
No, rationally I think we should beat them. I think it's a good matchup and the best one we could have hoped for in the playoffs.

But this fear isn't rational. The brain remembers pain.
 
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We need to spread the offense in 4 -5 wide like Pittsburgh did to us . Attacked us through the air where we are not the best.. let drew shred them up to start the game
 

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We need to spread the offense in 4 -5 wide like Pittsburgh did to us . Attacked us through the air where we are not the best.. let drew shred them up to start the game
Plus, we can go no huddle if they're getting too much pressure.

I see their linebackers as one of the keys if Brees doesn't have time to attack the DBs. So far, they haven't shown that they can stop the slant and quick outs.
 

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You don't get it? Do you even Saints, bro? We're one Brett Favre brainfart away from being the most tragic postseason team in NFL history. Nearly every playoff exit we have is by a flukey team who shouldn't scare us having a play nicknamed on their way to winning.

Beastquake - when a 7-9 Seattle literally ran over us
Minneapolis Miracle?
The Vernon Davis Spectacular Showcase and ... okay, not a nickname, but you get the point.

What are we scared of? We're scared of waking up on Monday having witnessed the Philly Cheese Fake or the Brotherly Shove or the Quaker State Shake 'n Bake or some other nonsense miracle play that will be shown ad infinitum of TV commercials, on ESPN, during every football broadcast involving either the Eagles or the Saints forever.

We're scared of the thought of sitting at home and watching the Dallas Cowboys in the Super Bowl all because we couldn't stop Nick Foles from scrambling for 16 yards to convert a crucial 3rd and long.

Don't tell me about your numbers and matchups. It's not a rational fear, but try telling someone who's been mauled by a bear that he doesn't need to be afraid of that grizzly on the horizon.
You just listed the two reasons why I never breathe easy until five minutes after the clock hits all zeros....just to make sure.

Beastquake doesn’t bother me, outside of the embarrassment of the moment. We weren’t going all the way that year, anyway.
 

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You don't get it? Do you even Saints, bro? We're one Brett Favre brainfart away from being the most tragic postseason team in NFL history. Nearly every playoff exit we have is by a flukey team who shouldn't scare us having a play nicknamed on their way to winning.

Beastquake - when a 7-9 Seattle literally ran over us
Minneapolis Miracle?
The Vernon Davis Spectacular Showcase and ... okay, not a nickname, but you get the point.

What are we scared of? We're scared of waking up on Monday having witnessed the Philly Cheese Fake or the Brotherly Shove or the Quaker State Shake 'n Bake or some other nonsense miracle play that will be shown ad infinitum of TV commercials, on ESPN, during every football broadcast involving either the Eagles or the Saints forever.

We're scared of the thought of sitting at home and watching the Dallas Cowboys in the Super Bowl all because we couldn't stop Nick Foles from scrambling for 16 yards to convert a crucial 3rd and long.

Don't tell me about your numbers and matchups. It's not a rational fear, but try telling someone who's been mauled by a bear that he doesn't need to be afraid of that grizzly on the horizon.
I may not agree with the message, but you got a hearty chuckle out of me.
 
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The Buffalo Bills could be our opponent & people (Including me) would still be freaking out. It's not so much that the Eagles are a "Great team" per say. It's just that Saints fans have been use to expecting the worst.
 
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Plus, we can go no huddle if they're getting too much pressure.

I see their linebackers as one of the keys if Brees doesn't have time to attack the DBs. So far, they haven't shown that they can stop the slant and quick outs.
Yeapp. Trubisky had 300 yards and a receiver had 10 catches for 120. We seriously shouldn’t have any issues moving the ball.
 

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The offense hasn't been the same since Dallas. The D is much improved, but still, get gashed at times in the passing game.
 
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OK, but the team we saw against the Panthers two weekends ago was a shadow on a cloudy day of the team that beat the Eagles by 41 points. Granted, the offense was resting starters, but the defense took a major step backward. That plus the fact the Eagles are on a roll right now (they beat the Rams to get here right?) and the injuries on the OL still make me very nervous. Which team shows up, week 11 or week 13?
 

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OK, but the team we saw against the Panthers two weekends ago was a shadow on a cloudy day of the team that beat the Eagles by 41 points. Granted, the offense was resting starters, but the defense took a major step backward. That plus the fact the Eagles are on a roll right now (they beat the Rams to get here right?) and the injuries on the OL still make me very nervous. Which team shows up, week 11 or week 13?
The defense that showed up against the Panthers, showed up with the same mentality of HS kids on the last day of school. No one wanted to be there. They were ready for rest and getting ready for the playoffs.
 
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I do get the sentiment here, but its probably worth keeping in mind how awful Wentz was in that game. It was by far the lowest-rated game of his career so far (31.9 QB rating with his second lowest being 52.4 vs. Vikings his rookie year). The Saints D definitely deserves a lot of credit for this performance, but there's a good chance Wentz was already compromised by the injury that ended his season.

Of all the things about that regular season game that we are least likely to replicate, I'd say forcing Foles into a <50 QB rating game has to be No. 1 on the list. I think the matchup advantages elsewhere that we saw all over the field still exist though.
 

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