The New Orleans Saints will host the Philadelphia Eagles this Sunday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in the divisional round of the NFL playoffs. The winner will earn a spot in the NFC Championship Game.
The Saints received a first-round bye by securing the NFC’s No. 1 seed, while the Eagles punched their tickets to the divisional round by defeating the Chicago Bears on Wild Card Weekend.
The Eagles vs. Saints showdown is scheduled to kick off at 4:40 p.m. ET.
NESN.com’s trio of Mike Cole, Ricky Doyle and Andre Khatchaturian made their against-the-spread picks for each of this weekend’s divisional-round matchups. Here are their picks for Eagles vs. Saints.
Philadelphia Eagles at (-8) New Orleans Saints, Sunday, 4:40 p.m. ET
Mike: Saints. At some point, a team is really going to expose Philly’s secondary. The Eagles have done a nice job of getting to this point despite the injuries, but this feels like the week it really catches up with them. Drew Brees is not Mitchell Trubisky, and the latter still was able to move the ball with relative ease on Philly last week, at least in the second half….