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Saints must “prove them right” in divisional round

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Don’t eat the cheese.

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The New Orleans Saints are primed to face the Philadelphia Eagles in the divisional round of the NFL playoffs Sunday afternoon.

In the game, you have one of the odds-on favorites to win the NFL against one of the biggest underdogs remaining in the postseason:

The above graphic shows the Saints with the highest odds to win the Super Bowl at 29.1%, and more than a 50% chance to make the big game, at 52.3%.

The Eagles, on the other hand, are given only a 5.2% chance to make the Super Bowl, and just a 1.8% chance of winning it. Here’s another one:

Again, the Saints are the favorite to win the Super Bowl, and the Philadelphia Eagles have the 7th (of 8th) best odds to win it all.

It should be no surprise then that the Saints open as the biggest favorite of the divisional weekend.

If the Saints want to win this Sunday, they will need to avoid “eating the cheese” and just focus on proving the critics right.