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Old 01-01-2014, 01:15 PM   #1
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Pete Prisco picks Saints over Eagles

We are doomed, even though his reasoning is spot on

The Saints are the only team in the NFC playoffs ranked in the top* 10 in the league in both total offense and defense. Yet here they are on the road as an underdog. I think that's a mistake. Yes, the Eagles have done some really good things on offense with Nick Foles, but they finished last in the league in pass defense. Drew Brees and his receivers have to be salivating at the idea of facing that secondary. The Saints have never won a playoff game as a true road team in five tries. That's concerning. So is the fact that they are playing outside. They've struggled at times in the weather with this offense. But I think the fact that the Eagles' defense is so bad against the pass will offset that. I will take Brees over Foles in a shootout. Remember, this is the first postseason game for Foles. That matters.

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Re: Pete Prisco picks Saints over Eagles

Ole Pete predicted we finish 11-5, and be a wildcard team.

Most of his other predictions were way off though.
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Re: Pete Prisco picks Saints over Eagles

I support his reasoning. I didn't realize the Eagles were so horrible at pass defense. One thing he neglects to mention though, is that the Eagles defense is tied for fifth in the league in interceptions, so even though they give up a ton of yards, they mitigate this somewhat with takeaways.

Still, I like our chances in Philly. Also, the Eagles, until recently, had a horrible home record. Plus traditionally the Eagles have been a cursed franchise.

We shall see.
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Re: Pete Prisco picks Saints over Eagles

Not sure this is good or bad, but I kind of agree with all his picks
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Re: Pete Prisco picks Saints over Eagles

Win the turnover battle (or at least stay even and win the sack battle) and we will win this game...
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Re: Pete Prisco picks Saints over Eagles

Who's Pete Crisco?
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Re: Pete Prisco picks Saints over Eagles

Foles, I was thinking the same, good QB but post season no experience. He's good at not causing problems, making the safe throw away, but that is a recipe for failure in the playoffs. Have to know when to take chances and I think that takes time to develop.
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Re: Pete Prisco picks Saints over Eagles

Looked to me in Cowboys game that Foles tends to hold on to the ball too long
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Looked to me in Cowboys game that Foles tends to hold on to the ball too long
Not always, but it was a problem in the past that he seemed to correct. Some teams have had success if their front four can get pressure by bumping their wideouts at the line. They're Rec. are small
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