The Associated Press
Oct. 08, 2015
NEW ORLEANS (1-3) at PHILADELPHIA (1-3)
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox
OPENING LINE — Eagles by 4 1/2
RECORD VS. SPREAD — Saints 2-2, Eagles 1-3
SERIES RECORD — Eagles lead 16-13
LAST MEETING — Saints beat Eagles 26-24, NFC wild-card game, Jan. 4, 2014
LAST WEEK — Saints beat Cowboys 26-20, OT; Eagles lost to Redskins 23-20
AP PRO32 RANKING — Saints No. 24, Eagles No. 22
SAINTS OFFENSE — OVERALL (6), RUSH (28), PASS (3).
EAGLES OFFENSE — OVERALL (29), RUSH (30), PASS (26).
SAINTS DEFENSE — OVERALL (24), RUSH (27), PASS (20).
EAGLES DEFENSE — OVERALL (21), RUSH (13), PASS (25).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Saints have won five of last six meetings. ... NFC South is only division Eagles have winning record against all four teams. ... Eagles S Malcolm Jenkins faces his former team for first time. Jenkins was Saints' No. 1 draft pick in 2009. ... Eagles RB Darren Sproles played three seasons for Saints. ... Saints Sean Payton coached Eagles QBs from 1997-98. ... Saints assistant head coach/linebackers coach Joe Vitt was Eagles LB coach from 1995-98. ... Saints offensive assistant Greg Lewis is only WR to catch TD pass in Super Bowl for Eagles. ... Saints QBs Drew Brees and Luke McCown have completed 71.5 percent of passes. ... Brees reached 5,000 completions (5,024) and 400 TD passes (400) last week. ... RB Mark Ingram is leading rusher (204 yards) and leading receiver (22 catches). ... WRs Brandin Cooks and Marques Colston don't have a TD reception. ... DE Cameron Jordan has 4 ½ sacks in two games vs. Philadelphia. ... Eagles QB Sam Bradford had first three-TD performance last week since 2013. ... RB DeMarco Murray, 2014 Offensive Player of Year with Dallas, has 47 yards rushing on 29 carries for Philadelphia. ... Six Eagles have one TD catch. ... Rookie LB Jordan Hicks has three takeaways in last two games (one interception, two fumble recoveries). ... Eagles defense hasn't allowed 100-yard rusher in last 16 games, tying Atlanta for longest active streak. ... Fantasy Tip: Try Saints WR Willie Snead, who had six catches for 89 yards against Dallas. For Eagles, Murray is due for breakout game.
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