The Philadelphia Eagles' quest to repeat as Super Bowl champions brings them to New Orleans for a second time as the top-seeded Saints await in the Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs. The Eagles are coming off of a hard-fought, 16-15 win in Chicago while the Saints had the benefit of getting a week off.
The New Orleans Saints needed overtime to fend off the Atlanta Falcons in a 43-37 shootout back in Week 3. But much has changed since Sept. 23, as the Saints get set to face the rival Falcons for the second time this season Thanksgiving night inside the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
The New Orleans Saints escaped from Atlanta with a win in overtime and now head to the Big Apple to face the New York Giants, who are coming off of their first victory of the season. Drew Brees broke the league record for most completions in a career during the game. He also accounted for five touchdowns, three through the air and two on the ground. He needed to be so proficient because the Saints’ defense allowed 37 points and 534 yards to the Falcons.
The Dallas Cowboys and Carolina Panthers will kick off their 2018 regular-season campaigns on Sunday inside Bank of America Stadium in one of the more intriguing matchups for Week 1. Both teams have legitimate postseason aspirations in 2018. And this game could prove to have serious playoff implications at season’s end.
One of four divisional contests to open the 2018 NFL regular season, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New Orleans Saints will renew acquaintances in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Sunday.
Tampa Bay entered last season with high hopes. Predictions of a playoff berth and even an NFC South championship flittered among the media and fans. Tampa Bay seemed to justify those prognostications by winning two of its first games. Then the Bucs sandwiched five-game losing streaks around two non-conference victories.
The Atlanta Falcons and Philadelphia Eagles are the last two NFC Super Bowl representatives. The difference between them is the Falcons lost a historic comeback to the New England Patriots while the Eagles found a way to sneak past them.