Whats up with all the fear playing the Eagles? (1 Viewer)

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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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I'm confident ,but concerned. This eagles O-line is no joke. They held Aaron Donald, JJ Watt,and Kalil Mack to zero sacks
combined. That's not a fluke. They are healthy now. Foles was only hit 3 times during that stretch. I hope I'm wrong,but I
believe those fans expecting a 5-6 sack game are not being honest with themselves. Imo, this game will come down to
our coverage,and our 0-line protecting Brees long enough to expose those average Eagles Cb's.
 

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how is Foles an unknown? this isnt his first game. plenty of tape this and last year. everyone knows his tendencies...
 

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I'm confident ,but concerned. This eagles O-line is no joke. They held Aaron Donald, JJ Watt,and Kalil Mack to zero sacks
combined. That's not a fluke. They are healthy now. Foles was only hit 3 times during that stretch. I hope I'm wrong,but I
believe those fans expecting a 5-6 sack game are not being honest with themselves. Imo, this game will come down to
our coverage,and our 0-line protecting Brees long enough to expose those average Eagles Cb's.
Their O-Line is what concerns me, as well. Theirs got healthy and ours got injured.
 
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The Eagles secondary is still victim to what ailed them when the Saints played them the first time.

In yesterdays game against the Bears with what was supposed to be the Bears achilles heel (Mitch Trubisky) the Bears had 5 completions of over 20 yards including a 28 yarder on the last drive that resulted in the failed field goal attempt.

The Eagles pass rush didn't exactly terrorize Trubisky so if the Saints Oline can give Brees some time then he should be able to do his thing and make some throws down the field to take advantage of the 30th ranked pass defense with a pretty weak secondary.
Also, keep in mind, when we played them, that game was do or die for them. No one expected minny to completely collapse like they did in the end, so when they played us, they played the hardest they could play when they had everything to play for and we still beat them by 41. Compare that to the Steelers who were in the same boat and fought a tough match to us. We beat the eagles so badly when that game at that time meant everything to their season that they won’t psychologically recover from it and even if they did, it wouldn’t matter since as I said and as we showed, they can’t stop our offense at all.
 
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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.
Yes, but we all have seen and witnessed the mountain top watching them lift the Lombardi trophy. Not many teams after a generation of football, has had that glorious experience.
 

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I love the Foles story and I am a big fan of Doug Pederson but this is absolutely the best matchup for the Saints. We still have to play well and can’t make stupid mistakes but we have the opportunity to win this game big. If we do then we can get some of our swagger back which should translate into momentum for the NFCCG and Super Bowl.
 

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The Foles-led Eagles are very capable of making a number of time consuming drives, converting a bunch of third downs along the way. That could limit Saints possessions and keep the game competitive late. Pass rush and LB coverage will be keys to stopping those Eaglecthird downs.
We can’t let them control the clock against us. If they do then I can’t see us winning. We need to come out with an opening pair of touchdowns.
 

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I agree and we will. But as you know, matchups are very important and they match up terribly against us in almost every important area. It was not a fluke why we beat them so badly meaning us on offense against their defense.
Matchups are very important.

Can you please break down all the terrible matchups?

I only see one and that’s our passing game against their secondary.
 

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If the Saints and Brees can start with their best game, I don't think the Eagles best game will prevail. Otoh, fans can content themselves with visions of '4- burgers', it's allowed...heh
 
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Nate Burleson picked against us on GMFB
That means we should win 😂

Dont get caught in those media rumble.
They HAVE to make a story out of Foles. Its their job.

What should they report instead? That its gonna be the most boring game this year?
The press can’t. So they hype the eagles.

I dont fear an opponent who lost by 41 points in our first matchup and barely made the divisional round by a missed FG with ridiculous 16 points on the bord
 

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Matchups are very important.

Can you please break down all the terrible matchups?

I only see one and that’s our passing game against their secondary.
Yeah I'm not sure what he's talking about.

If we are looking at lately then:

1. Their O-line could neutralize our pass rush
2. Nick Foles attacks the field deep and will test our secondary which is also a weakness for us.
3. Eagles secondary is bad and we should be able to exploit it.
4. Eagles been decent vs the run lately.

So yeah the match up seems closer than what he's saying.
 

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The “Foles” factor is an unknown. Sproles being back is an unknown.
Yes, these two guys were key ingredients that were missing from the last time we faced the Eagles. Yet I do not think that what they bring to the game is unknown. Foles needs very little time to be effective, especially in the short passing game. And if he gets to stand around and survey the field, he will have plenty of good options in Agholor, Jeffery, and Tate.

And we all know what Sproles is capable of doing out of the backfield. Few guys in the league can turn short dumpoff passes into big gains as well as he can. He also recognizes and picks up blitzes very well to protect his quarterback.

'Fear' is NOT the word I would use regarding playing the Eagles in this Divisional Round game. But when you're talking about a team who is riding a wave of momentum, who has 'been there; done that', it really emphasizes the need for the Saints to respect what they are capable of doing in such a big game.

That said, they will have the same level of respect for what we are capable of doing on offense. Neither of these teams will be 'sleeping' on the other. Both teams know what's at stake and I predict a hard fought game. One that will be much closer than what we saw in the Dome in November.
 

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we all know what Sproles is capable of doing out of the backfield. Few guys in the league can turn short dumpoff passes into big gains as well as he can. He also recognizes and picks up blitzes very well to protect his quarterback.
This certainly wasn't the case against Chicago. He was a total liability rushing the ball (1.6 ypc), and even on punt returns where he let one bounce instead of making the fair catch and lost an additional 10+ yards of field position in doing so. And his stats for the regular season since returning from injury aren't impressive really either. I think he has one total touchdown on the year in something like 6 games played.
 

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This certainly wasn't the case against Chicago. He was a total liability rushing the ball (1.6 ypc), and even on punt returns where he let one bounce instead of making the fair catch and lost an additional 10+ yards of field position in doing so. And his stats for the regular season since returning from injury aren't impressive really either. I think he has one total touchdown on the year in something like 6 games played.
Well, that would be great to keep him bottled up on Sunday. I have no desire to see him show flashes of the old Sproles.
 
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Yeah I'm not sure what he's talking about.

If we are looking at lately then:

1. Their O-line could neutralize our pass rush
2. Nick Foles attacks the field deep and will test our secondary which is also a weakness for us.
3. Eagles secondary is bad and we should be able to exploit it.
4. Eagles been decent vs the run lately.

So yeah the match up seems closer than what he's saying.
Foles may be able to attack the secondary but he is not the type of quarterback that lights it up. We have the number one rushing game to shut down their running game which will make them one dimensional. They will try to throw on every down especially when they get behind early which they will since our offense matching up against their secondary and linebackers, I see no way they can stop our running and passing game just like the first time. So sure foles will score some points against us but their defense just like first time is incapable of stopping us
 
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Well, that would be great to keep him bottled up on Sunday. I have no desire to see him show flashes of the old Sproles.
Exactly, them adding sproles won’t help them running game. They will be one dimensional on offense with foles under pressure having to try to pass it on every down and we knowing he is going to have to do that.
 

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