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Fleur-de-Links, January 12: Philly radio says Eagles are better than Saints top to bottom

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Is Philly radio right, or are they grossly underestimating the Saints?

NFL: NFC Wild Card-Philadelphia Eagles at Chicago Bears Quinn Harris-USA TODAY Sports

Saints News:

Michael Thomas has tormented the Eagles before — one way or the other – The Athletic
Thomas has been arguably the best receiver on slant, hitch and crossing patterns since he came into the league.

7 keys to a Saints win against the Eagles in the NFC playoffs on Sunday | NOLA.com
Jeff Duncan breaks down the keys to success for the Saints in their NFC divisional playoff game against the Eagles.

2019 NFL playoff predictions: Patriots, Saints among projected winners - Pats Pulpit
A look at the teams that will definitely, absolutely, without a doubt will survive the divisional round.

Eagles vs. Saints 2019 odds: New Orleans the clear betting favorite for NFL playoff matchup - SBNation.com
The New Orleans Saints begin their postseason with a home game against the Philadelphia Eagles as the biggest betting favorites on the weekend NFL odds.

Saints news: Sean Payton says the fact it's a playoff game is motivation enough for his players vs. Eagles
Saints head coach Sean Payton says the fact it's a playoff game is motivation enough for his players when New Orleans faces the Eagles.

Rabalais: For the Saints, the path to Super Bowl glory is a journey in three parts | Saints | theadvocate.com
The New Orleans Saints three-game road to Super Bowl glory consists of three parts, like the classic magic trick of Christopher Nolan’s masterpiece movie:

Eagles-Saints playoff game will be a first for FOX Sports announcer Charles Davis
"The Eagles' playoffs really started three or four weeks ago... And if they lost at anytime along the way, you and I wouldn’t be having this conversation.”

Eagles-Saints is as much Sean Payton vs. Doug Pederson as it is Drew Brees vs. Nick Foles | David Murphy
Sunday's divisional matchup between the Eagles and the Saints is as much a showdown between two of the NFL's preeminent playcallers as it is a quarterback duel.

Eagles tired of hearing about Brees, blowout loss to Saints
The Eagles know how good the Saints' QB is, and they know how explosive their offense is. But Fletcher Cox & Co. also have seen how clutch Nick Foles can be.

Eagles vs. Saints Final Injury Report: Carson Wentz out, 6 players questionable - Bleeding Green Nation
Final injury update.

NFL News:

NFL playoffs: Will Aaron Donald wreck Dallas Cowboys' offense?
The Cowboys will have to find ways to counteract Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald and his disruptive presence on the interior.

Watch Chargers’ Melvin Gordon Greet Cold After Arriving In New England | NFL | NESN.com
Melvin Gordon certainly doesn't seem fazed by the New England winter. The Los Angeles Chargers arrived in Providence, R.I., on Friday night ahead of Sunday's AFC Divisional Round matchup with the Patriots.

Injuries: Sammy Watkins expected to play vs. Colts - NFL.com
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Sammy Watkins, who has been sidelined with a foot injury, is expected to make his return to action, according to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport.

Foxboro(ugh!): Where Visiting N.F.L. Teams Hate to Play - The New York Times
The New England Patriots are 19-3 in playoff games in this century in Foxborough, Mass. — or is it Foxboro? — their out-of-the-way, small-town home since 1971.

Cowboys, Rams to meet for ninth time in playoffs, most in NFL history – ProFootballTalk
A whole generation of fans doesn't remember it, but there was a time when the Cowboys and Rams met almost every year in the NFL postseason. In fact, when the Cowboys visit Los Angeles tonight, it will be the ninth playoff game between the teams. That's the most for any two teams in NFL history.

NFL Playoffs news: Gurley, Cowboys-Rams, Chiefs-Colts | SI.com
Plus, why Dallas was ecstatic to hang on to Kris Richard, and the latest on Sammy Watkins, Eric Berry, Cole Beasley, Blake Jarwin and more heading into Saturday’s games.

Dolphins expected to hire Patriots' Brian Flores as HC - NFL.com
The Miami Dolphins are keeping it in the division. The Dolphins have focused their search on Patriots linebackers coach Brian Flores for the position and are expected to hire him, Ian Rapoport reported.

Bears hire Chuck Pagano as defensive coordinator - NFL.com
After spending a season out of football, Chuck Pagano is back in the NFL. The Chicago Bears announced they hired Pagano as their defensive coordinator Friday.

Gregg Williams in talks with Jets for DC position - NFL.com
Not long after leaving Cleveland, Gregg Williams could be heading to New York, as NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports new Jets coach Adam Gase is interested in bring Williams in.

Roman in as new Ravens' OC, Mornhinweg departs - NFL.com
In a signal that the Ravens are full-speed ahead with quarterback Lamar Jackson, tight ends/assistant head coach Greg Roman will take over as offensive coordinator for Baltimore.

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