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Saints Will Face the Philadelphia Eagles in the Divisional Round of the Playoffs

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The divisional round of the 2018 NFC playoffs is now set, and for your New Orleans Saints, it will be a rematch with the Philadelphia Eagles next Sunday at 3:40 PM CT in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

The Nick Foles magic continues for Philly as Bears kicker Cody Parkey missed a 43-yard field goal off the left upright as time expired and Philadelphia escaped Chicago with a 16-15 win.

Back in week 11 of the regular season, the Saints dismantled the then-Carson Wentz-led Eagles 48-7 in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

New Orleans has eliminated Philadelphia the last two times the teams faced each other in the playoffs: a 27-24 home win in the divisional round in 2006 and a 26-24 road win (the first in Saints franchise history) in the Wild Card round in 2013.

The Saints’ road to Super Bowl LIII starts now, as the team is surely now preparing for a much tougher challenge from an Eagles team that has improved since that November 18 meeting and is riding a four-game winning streak.

However, this 2018 Saints team is on a mission to right the wrongs of 2017, notably that damn lucky play in Minnesota. So to the Philadelphia Eagles we say:

Buckle up!

Poll

How do you feel about the Saints playing the Eagles in the divisional round?

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  • 24%
    Bring’em on, Foles magic has seen its last game.
    (401 votes)
  • 51%
    I’m really nervous, they have a lot of momentum
    (840 votes)
  • 13%
    Best-case scenario, Dallas’ defense scared me a little bit
    (226 votes)
  • 10%
    I could see the Saints scoring another 40-burger bro!
    (164 votes)
1631 votes total Vote Now