Birds in the Big Easy
Here’s what you need to know about today’s conference semifinal matchup with the Saints: THE VITALS Who:
No. 6 seed Eagles vs. No. 1 seed Saints
Kickoff is 4:40 p.m. Mercedes-Benz Superdome (capacity: 74,295)
Fox — Broadcasters: Kevin Burkhardt, Charles Davis, Pam Oliver, Peter Schrager
WIP-FM 94.1 or WCTO-FM 96.1 — Broadcasters: Merrill Reese, Mike Quick, Howard Eskin
How to watch: How to listen: National Radio:
Westwood One WTKZ-AM 1320 — Broadcasters: Kevin Harlan, James Lofton, Ross Tucker
WHAT’S AT STAKE
The winner faces the Dallas Cowboys-Los Angeles Rams winner next Sunday in the NFC Championship at 3:05 p.m. on Fox.
The Eagles are 8-point underdogs, per BetOline.ag, and the over/under of total points scored by both teams is 51. The Eagles’ biggest upset, based on point spread, of the last 20 years? That came in Week 15 this season when, as 13.5-point underdogs, they stunned the Rams, 30-23, in Los Angeles.
The Eagles lead the all-time series 17-14 and are 8-6 against the Saints in the Superdome, including playoffs. The Eagles are 1-2 in the playoffs against the Saints.
A KEY FOR THE EAGLES
Run the ball, control the clock and keep the Saints’ high-powered offense off the field. The Eagles are 7-1 this season when running for at least 100 yards, with the only loss coming to the Titans in OT.
Drew Brees (9) and his New Orleans Saints were 13-3 in the regular season, including a 48-7 victory over the Eagles in November.