Down in the fourth quarter against the NFL’s top defense – what else would fans expect Nick Foles to do? With the season on the line yet again, last year’s Super Bowl MVP took his team on his shoulders and led the Eagles to victory on the road, improving his postseason record to 4-0 over the last two years.
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Foles’ influence on the Eagles cannot be understated. With their playoffs hopes seemingly dashed following a Week 14 loss to the Cowboys and Carson Wentz lost to injury, Foles stepped in and beat the dominant LA Rams on the road. Since then, Foles has led the Eagles to a perfect 4-0 record, including Sunday’s Wild Card win over the Bears.
The Saints, however, don’t believe in destiny. They’ve won with a ruthless offense, which ranked third in the league in points scored per game (31.5) during the regular season. At times, the Eagles’ pass defense looked exposed by Mitch Trubisky and the Bears in the Wild Card game. They ranked 30th in the NFL, surrendering an average of 269.3 passing yards per game during the regular season, so look for future Hall of Famer Drew Brees to spread the ball around and take advantage of the Eagles’ porous secondary. Game time is 4:40 PM ET this Sunday.
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