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The New Orleans Saints high-powered offense has them in a fantastic position to grab hold of the No. 1 seed in the NFC. After a 51-14 dismantling of the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, they now sit at 8-1 and in control of their own destiny.
Up next is a matchup against an Eagles' secondary that has multiple pieces missing, which only says good things about the Saints' aerial attack.
#Eagles First-Team Nickel Secondary:— Evan Silva (@evansilva) November 12, 2018
RCB Ronald Darby (ACL, out for year)
LCB Jalen Mills (foot; missed Week 10, likely out Week 11)
Slot CB Sidney Jones (hamstring; out since Week 6)
FS Rodney McLeod (MCL, out for year)
SS Malcolm Jenkins (still playing)
The New Orleans offense ranks seventh in the NFL with 287.1 passing yards per game, while the Eagles' defense has allowed the 10th-most passing yards per game at 265.8. It's also worth noting, Philly has allowed the team's third-, fourth- and fifth-most FanDuel fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks in each of their last three games. No passes were intercepted during that span, and the Eagles only have two of them in the past seven games.
#Saints offense:— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) November 12, 2018
- Drew Brees is completing 77% of his passes.
- Brees has only been sacked 9 times in 9 games.
- When throwing to Michael Thomas, passer rating is 134.2
- Kamara has over 1000 scrimmage yards. Thomas has 950
- Scored 40+ points in 5 out of their 9 games.
Wide receiver Michael Thomas has been the biggest beneficiary of the Saints' passing attack this season. The former Ohio State Buckeye is tied for the NFL lead in receptions (78), second in receiving yards (950), and tied for third in touchdowns (7). To add a little more perspective on his dominance this season, quarterback Drew Brees has a 134.2 passer rating and 89 percent completion percentage when targeting Thomas.
Brees has an 89% completion percentage when targeting Michael Thomas this season pic.twitter.com/QIzROQQG4g— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) November 11, 2018
On Monday, the team also signed wide receiver Brandon Marshall, giving them yet another threat down in the red zone.
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