NFL

Philadelphia Eagles vs New Orleans Saints

Philadelphia
Eagles
4 - 5
New Orleans
Saints
8 - 1
November 18, 2018, 4:25 PM EST
 | Caesars Superdome

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Philadelphia
Eagles
4 - 5
New Orleans
Saints
8 - 1
November 18, 2018, 4:25 PM EST
 | Caesars Superdome
  • Following Sunday night’s loss to Dallas, the defending Super Bowl champion Eagles are now 4-5 overall, losers of three consecutive home games and 3-6 against the spread this season.

    New Orleans possessed the ball for nearly 40 minutes in its 51-14 blowout win at Cincinnati to improve to 8-1 overall and 7-2 against the spread. For as heralded as the Saints offense is, their defense has allowed 20 or fewer points in five contests during their active eight-game win streak.

    The Saints opened as 7-point home favorites, the Eagles moneyline is +260 and the point total is 52. Since 2014, the Saints are 2-8 ATS when home favorites of 7 or more points. They have failed to cover four straight under those conditions, including two this season against the Buccaneers and Browns.

    SHARK BITES
    • The Saints are 7-0 ATS in their last seven games.
    • The Eagles are 2-6 ATS in their last eight games.
    • The total has gone OVER in the Eagles’ last five games on the road (avg. combined score: 57.0).

    Eagles vs Saints Game Center

    WHAT WE LEARNED: WEEK 10

    Eagles – Social media’s favorite term to describe the current state of the Eagles secondary is “decimated.” Already without Rodney McLeod, Jalen Mills and Sidney Jones, the team announced top cornerback Ronald Darby will miss the rest of the season with a torn ACL. While there’s a chance Jones returns from a hamstring injury this week, a decimated secondary is not ideal when about to face the highest-scoring team in the league. The Eagles rank 23rd against the pass heading into Week 11.

    Much was made about the Eagles acquiring wide receiver Golden Tate at the trade deadline, but he only earned 18 snaps and four targets in his debut against the Cowboys.

    Saints – New Orleans lost Dez Bryant for the season before he could play one regular-season minute. So “X” is out and Brandon Marshall is in. The Saints inked the veteran receiver to a one-year contract Monday. With Ted Ginn and Cameron Meredith also on injured reserve, Marshall is expected to line up as the team’s WR-2 from the jump.

    Despite the lack of wide receiver depth this season, the trio of Michael Thomas, Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram has helped the Saints average 6.4 yards per play over the past three weeks, which trumps their season-to-date per play average. In other words, Marshall could play the role of decoy.

    Opposing offenses have converted just 33 percent of their third downs over the past three games against the Saints defense. That’s the sixth-lowest conversion rate in the league.

    NEXT LEVEL TRENDS: THIRTY-SOMETHING

    The Saints are averaging 36.7 points per game this season, 38.6 points per game over the past five games and 42 over the past three weeks. Since 2010, the Eagles are 6-24 straight up and 5-25 against the spread when allowing 30 or more points and 1-14 SU, 2-13 ATS when allowing 35 or more points.

    NEXT LEVEL TRENDS: IS NINE DiVINE?

    It appears only recent history can slow the red-hot New Orleans Saints. Since the start of last season, teams that have won eight consecutive games are 1-6 straight up and 1-6 against the spread in their following contest.

    FORECAST

    New Orleans Mercedes-Benz Superdome is typically around 70 degrees.

    The Saints’ Wil Lutz hasn’t missed an extra point since early October or a field goal since Week 2. Given how often New Orleans is in scoring position, this is quite the feat. Philadelphia’s Jake Elliott is 14-for-18 on field goals and a perfect 20-for-20 on extra points this season.

    MY LEAN

    It’s the first time since December 2015 that the Eagles are road dogs of 7 or more points. Philadelphia is 3-7 straight up and 6-4 against the spread in its past 10 games under those conditions.

    Many pundits believed the Cincinnati contest to be New Orleans’ “trap game” as the Saints might get caught peeking ahead to the defending Super Bowl champs. What if the script was flipped and the Cowboys contest was the Eagles’ trap?

    The Saints offensive efficiency is off the charts and Drew Brees is a surgeon, carving up defenses out there. With Philly’s secondary on the mend, I don’t see how the Eagles keep this close.

Odds

Sunday, November 18 Sun Nov 18


Opening
Current

Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Opening
+7
-110
+260
o52
-110
-7
-110
-320
u52
-110
Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Current
+7
-120
+255
o56.5
-112
-7
+100
-305
u56.5
-108

Edge Finder

24.16
Total Score
21.41
202.78
Passing Yards
187.41
156.00
Rushing Yards
117.12
29:45
Time on Field
30:37
63.17
Number of Plays
61.82
5.68
Yards Per Play
4.93
24.16
Total Score
21.41
4.68
First Quarter
2.35
5.47
Second Quarter
6.82
5.89
Third Quarter
2.71
8.11
Fourth Quarter
9.53
202.78
Passing Yards
187.41
29.83
Pass Attempts
29.65
18.33
Pass Completions
17.24
1.68
Sacks
2.18
10.16
Sack Yards
14.76
11.06
Yards Per Pass
10.87
156.00
Rushing Yards
117.12
31.56
Rush Attempts
30.00
4.94
Yards Per Rush
3.90
0.63
Interceptions
0.76
1.32
Fumbles
0.82
0.37
Fumbles Lost
0.29
1.00
Total Turnovers
1.06
5.84
Penalties
5.76
46.68
Penalty Yards
47.71
29:45
Time on Field
30:37
63.17
Number of Plays
61.82
5.68
Yards Per Play
4.93
3.21
Punts
4.88
43.74
Punt Average
47.66
58.05
Return Yards
88.24

Head To Head

PHI
Stat Type NO
5-5
Record
5-5
6-4
ATS
4-6
6-4
O/U
6-4
25.30
Score
23.30
139.50
Rush Yds
138.40
35.40
Pass Attempts
35.50
62.15
Completion %
63.10
242.80
Passing Yds
233.70
382.3
Total Yds
372.1
1.40
Turnovers
2.10
PHI
Stat Type NO
1-2
Record
2-1
1-2
ATS
2-1
1-2
O/U
1-2
25.33
Score
23.67
162.33
Rush Yds
140.33
39.67
Pass Attempts
33.33
64.71
Completion %
67.00
245.00
Passing Yds
257.33
407.33
Total Yds
397.67
1.33
Turnovers
2.67
Oct 11/15 (1 of 10)
PHI
Stat Type NO
Home
Away
39
Score
17
-6.5
ATS
+6.5
49 o
O/U
49 u
186
Rush Yds
96
45
Pass Attempts
43
71.11
Completion %
60.47
333
Passing Yds
292
519
Total Yds
388
2
Turnovers
4
Jan 4/14 (2 of 10)
PHI
Stat Type NO
Home
Away
24
Score
26
-3
ATS
+3
54.5 o
O/U
54.5 u
80
Rush Yds
185
33
Pass Attempts
30
69.70
Completion %
66.67
176
Passing Yds
249
256
Total Yds
434
0
Turnovers
2
Nov 5/12 (3 of 10)
PHI
Stat Type NO
Away
Home
13
Score
28
+2.5
ATS
-2.5
52.5 o
O/U
52.5 u
221
Rush Yds
140
41
Pass Attempts
27
53.66
Completion %
77.78
226
Passing Yds
231
447
Total Yds
371
2
Turnovers
2
Sep 20/09 (4 of 10)
PHI
Stat Type NO
Home
Away
22
Score
48
+2.5
ATS
-2.5
46 o
O/U
46 u
79
Rush Yds
133
52
Pass Attempts
34
59.62
Completion %
73.53
384
Passing Yds
288
463
Total Yds
421
4
Turnovers
1
Dec 23/07 (5 of 10)
PHI
Stat Type NO
Away
Home
38
Score
23
+3
ATS
-3
48 o
O/U
48 u
184
Rush Yds
65
35
Pass Attempts
45
68.57
Completion %
66.67
251
Passing Yds
281
435
Total Yds
346
1
Turnovers
1
Jan 13/07 (6 of 10)
PHI
Stat Type NO
Away
Home
24
Score
27
+5.5
ATS
-5.5
49 o
O/U
49 u
123
Rush Yds
208
30
Pass Attempts
32
50.00
Completion %
62.50
232
Passing Yds
227
355
Total Yds
435
0
Turnovers
1
Oct 15/06 (7 of 10)
PHI
Stat Type NO
Away
Home
24
Score
27
-3
ATS
+3
47 o
O/U
47 u
99
Rush Yds
98
32
Pass Attempts
38
59.38
Completion %
71.05
226
Passing Yds
275
325
Total Yds
373
2
Turnovers
2
Nov 23/03 (8 of 10)
PHI
Stat Type NO
Home
Away
33
Score
20
-5.5
ATS
+5.5
39.5 o
O/U
39.5 u
201
Rush Yds
199
25
Pass Attempts
39
64.00
Completion %
61.54
247
Passing Yds
267
448
Total Yds
466
0
Turnovers
3
Sep 24/00 (9 of 10)
PHI
Stat Type NO
Away
Home
21
Score
7
+1.5
ATS
-1.5
37.5 o
O/U
37.5 u
67
Rush Yds
141
32
Pass Attempts
39
62.50
Completion %
48.72
201
Passing Yds
146
268
Total Yds
287
2
Turnovers
4
Oct 1/95 (10 of 10)
PHI
Stat Type NO
Away
Home
15
Score
10
+1.5
ATS
-1.5
46.5 o
O/U
46.5 u
155
Rush Yds
119
29
Pass Attempts
28
62.07
Completion %
42.86
152
Passing Yds
81
307
Total Yds
200
1
Turnovers
1

Team Records

PHI
Record NO
4-5
All
8-1
2-3
Home
3-1
2-2
Away
5-0
3-6
ATS
7-2
1-4
ATS Home
2-2
2-2
ATS Away
5-0
4-5
O/U
5-4
1-4
O/U Home
3-1
3-1
O/U Away
2-3
PHI
Record NO
2-4
All
5-1
1-3
Home
2-1
1-1
Away
3-0
2-4
ATS
5-1
1-3
ATS Home
2-1
1-1
ATS Away
3-0
3-3
O/U
4-2
1-3
O/U Home
3-0
2-0
O/U Away
1-2
PHI
Record NO
1-1
All
1-1
0-1
Home
0-1
1-0
Away
1-0
1-1
ATS
1-1
0-1
ATS Home
0-1
1-0
ATS Away
1-0
0-0
O/U
0-0
0-0
O/U Home
0-0
0-0
O/U Away
0-0
PHI
Record NO
4-5
All
8-1
2-3
Home
3-1
2-2
Away
5-0
3-6
ATS
7-2
1-4
ATS Home
2-2
2-2
ATS Away
5-0
4-5
O/U
5-4
1-4
O/U Home
3-1
3-1
O/U Away
2-3

Gametime Weather

Weather
3:00pm Clear
20ºC / 68ºF
52% Humidity
0% Precipitation
28% Cloud Cover
Wind Impact Stadium Type Indoor
Field Image
Arrow Image 5
mph

Injuries

NamePositionInj Desc
Robert QuinnDEIR, Knee
Derek BarnettDEIs out for season, ACL
Greg WardWRIR, Undisclosed
Chauncey Gardner-JohnsonSIR, Ribs
Arryn SipossPIs probable Sunday vs Kansas City, Leg
Josh SillsGIs doubtful Sunday vs Kansas City, Legal problems
NamePositionInj Desc
No Reported Injuries

Last 10 Games

DateOppScoreSULine/TotalATSOFF. RUSHOFF. PASSOFF. TOTALDEF. RUSHDEF. PASSDEF. TOTALTO
Nov 11, 2018DAL20-27L-7.5/45.5L/O713504211712394101
Oct 28, 2018JAC24-18W-4/44.5W/U133262395702653351
Oct 21, 2018CAR17-21L-5/45L/U582843421212503711
Oct 11, 2018NYG34-13W-1.5/45.5W/O108271379147254401-1
Oct 7, 2018MIN21-23L-3.5/48.5L/U81283364772983751
Sep 30, 2018TEN23-26L-3/41.5L/O117315432703273970
Sep 23, 2018IND20-16W-6.5/45.5L/U152227379681412092
Sep 16, 2018TB21-27L-3/46.5L/O91321412433934360
Sep 6, 2018ATL18-12WEvW/U113119232742252991
Feb 4, 2018NE41-33W+4.5/49W/O1643745381135006130
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DateOppScoreSULine/TotalATSOFF. RUSHOFF. PASSOFF. TOTALDEF. RUSHDEF. PASSDEF. TOTALTO
Nov 11, 2018CIN51-14W-6/53.5W/O244265509110174284-2
Nov 4, 2018LAR45-35W+2/57W/O141346487923914830
Oct 28, 2018MIN30-20W-2.5/54W/U10616427085338423-1
Oct 21, 2018BAL24-23W+2.5/49.5W/U134205339772743511
Oct 8, 2018WAS43-19W-5.5/51.5W/O9834944739244283-1
Sep 30, 2018NYG33-18W-3/52W/U17021938965234299-2
Sep 23, 2018ATL43-37W+1.5/54W/O143391534483594070
Sep 16, 2018CLE21-18W-9.5/51L/U62213275932343271
Sep 9, 2018TB40-48L-10/49.5L/O434324751124175292
Jan 14, 2018MIN24-29L+5.5/46.5W/O80278358953084031
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