Eagles offense vs. Saints defense The Eagles showed they could win last week despite a less-than-stellar performance from quarterback Jeff Garcia (17 of 31 passing, 153 yards, 1 TD, 79.1 passer rating). They will need better against the Saints. Eagles receiver Donté Stallworth didn't play against his former team in New Orleans' 27-24 win on Oct. 15 because of a hamstring injury. His presence should add a dimension against a Saints defense that allowed 26 touchdown passes, 30th in the NFL.
Record: 10-6, NFC South champions. Won opening week at Cleveland, 19-14; won at Green Bay, 34-27; beat Atlanta, 23-3; lost at Carolina, 21-18; beat Tampa Bay, 24-21; beat the Eagles, 27-24; lost to Baltimore, 35-22; won at Tampa Bay, 31-14; lost at Pittsburgh, 38-31; lost to Cincinnati, 31-16; won at Atlanta, 31-13; beat San Francisco, 34-10; won at Dallas, 42-17; lost to Washington, 16-10; won at the N.Y. Giants, 30-7; and lost the regular-season finale to Carolina, 31-21.
Ashley Fox covers the NFL for The Inquirer.