When these two teams last faced off in New Orleans in week 11, the Philadelphia Eagles played their worst game in recent memory, getting run out of the Superdome, 48-7. We should expect the Eagles to be able to do a much better job at scoring with the New Orleans Saints this time. The Saints had a much different road to the playoffs, finishing up the regular season 13-3 and grabbing the number one seed. Philadelphia, on the other hand, had to dig themselves out of a 4-6 hole, winning five of the last six and beating the Bears in the wild-card round.
The Chicago Bears host the Philadelphia Eagles today at 4:40pm ET. The Eagles again find themselves entering the playoffs with backup Nick Foles. The Bears are back to being the “Monsters of the Midway” again and hold the third seed in the NFC. Something’s gotta give.
In part 1 I covered injury news for four of the teams scheduled to play on wildcard weekend. In Part 2 the remaining four teams are covered. Going into today, the team with perhaps the best news on injuries is the Baltimore Ravens.
Obviously, the biggest story out of Week 11 was the buffet of fantasy points you got if you had anyone playing in the Monday Night game. Another big story was how bad the Eagles were against the Saints. We knew the Saints were going to put points but we all expected Philadelphia to hang with them somewhat. Both Marcus Mariota and Alex Smith, not only left their respective games with injuries, but they both outscored Carson Wentz in fantasy.