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New Orleans Saints: 4 bold predictions for Week 11 vs. Eagles

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The New Orleans Saints’ Week 11 game against the Philadelphia Eagles is undoubtedly crucial as fans look for a bounce-back performance from the NOLA franchise following two straight losses. It’s why we will be looking at the Saints-Eagles matchup with some predictions in mind.

New Orleans is coming off of a devastating 23-21 loss to the Tennessee Titans. This brought Sean Payton’s team to 5-4 on the season, sitting one game behind the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFC South. The Week 11 game against Philadelphia will be pivotal, as both teams are fighting for a playoff spot.

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The Saints have played the last few weeks without their starting quarterback Jameis Winston after he suffered a season-ending injury. This has led to Trevor Siemian starting with Taysom Hill getting some snaps as well. It will take a strong performance from Siemian to defeat an Eagles team coming off a 30-13 win over the Denver Broncos.

With that said, here are four bold predictions for the Saints’ Week 11 game against the Eagles.

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New Orleans Saints Week 11 Predictions

4. Taysom Hill gets a touchdown

One of the most versatile players in the NFL is Taysom Hill. He is a quarterback who has played many other positions, including tight end, wide receiver and the special teams unit. Head coach Sean Payton is one of the best offensive coaches in the league and has utilized Hill’s talents to create big plays.

On the season, he has thrown for 56 yards, albeit with zero touchdown and one interception. However, he has rushed for 104 yards and three touchdowns.

While it hasn’t been his most productive season, Hill is still an offensive weapon that will make his mark on the game against the Eagles.

3. Defense gets multiple sacks

One of the strengths of the Saints is their defense. Although they only had two sacks in Week 10, New Orleans has an elite defensive line. Cameron Jordan is one of the premier pass rushers in the NFL and should have a significant impact on the game against Philadelphia.

Even when Jordan doesn’t put up great numbers in a game, he always has an impact. He takes up double teams from offensive lines and creates opportunities for other pass rushers to get to the quarterback. Against a young quarterback in Jalen Hurts, Jordan and the Saints’ defensive line should wreak havoc on the Eagles.

2. Saints dominate the run game

When healthy, New Orleans has one of the best rushing attacks in the league. Alvin Kamara is a top-five running back and is excellent at making big plays. However, Kamara is considered questionable for the game and did not practice on Thursday.

This would leave Mark Ingram as the lead back. He is not in his prime anymore but still a productive player. With Siemian at quarterback, Payton’s offense needs to establish the run game and use play-action off of it to get Siemian going.

The run game should be a point of emphasis for New Orleans this week to open up shot plays for the offense.

1. New Orleans cruises to a dominant win

While the Eagles are on the rise and a playoff hopeful, the Saints match up very well to them. Their stingy defense should rattle Hurts and have him under distress all game. It may shock some fans, but New Orleans should cruise to this win, especially if the run game gets going.

The Saints have an important stretch the rest of the season as they make their playoff push. They currently sit as the sixth seed in the stacked NFC. Every game from this point forward matters, and they should get back on track against the Eagles.