How you feeling? Eagles-Saints
November, 5, 2012
By Dan Graziano | ESPN.com
As the Philadelphia Eagles prepare to play the Saints in New Orleans tonight on "Monday Night Football" on ESPN, here's one reason for Eagles fans to feel good and one reason for concern.
Feeling good: The Saints' defense ranks last in the league in yards allowed per game at 474.7. They have allowed more yards through their first seven games than any other team in NFL history. Each team that has played against them this year has put up at least 400 yards of total offense in the game. They rank 31st in the league against the pass (304.6 yards per game) and 32nd against the run (170.1). If there were ever a game in which the Eagles could feel confident about getting on track offensively, tonight's is the game.
Cause for concern: As desperate as the Eagles are for a win that keeps their season alive, the Saints are desperate, too. They are 2-5, and a loss tonight would tie them with Carolina for the worst record in the NFC. Behind Drew Brees, their passing offense ranks first in the league, and as explosive as they are on offense they are a threat to come back in any game. Tight end Jimmy Graham creates mismatches against anyone who tries to defend him, and he's as healthy as he's been all year. The Eagles might be able to score points tonight, but they're going to have their hands full trying not to give up too many.
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