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NFL playoffs: Saints at Eagles

Sat., Jan. 4, 2014

Line: Eagles by 2. Over/under: 54 1/2

Weather: Clear, temperature in the mid-20s, light wind.

Synopsis: Philly’s high-octane attack will try to solve New Orleans’ tough defense, which is ranked in the top four in three of the NFL’s four major statistical categories. But its only deficiency is at stopping the run (ranked No. 19) and that spells trouble because the Eagles’ LeSean McCoy-led ground attack is the league’s best, churning out 160.4 ypg. New Orleans’ offense is formidable (399.4 ypg, No. 4 in NFL) but a lot of that is built on home results. The Saints have lost five of their last six road tests and have averaged 13.3 points in their last four away games. Pick: Eagles 27-17

St. Louis Post-Dispatch



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