The Philadelphia Eagles 2015 NFL schedule continues on Sunday afternoon as the team is scheduled to play the New Orleans Saints in Week 5. It's an NFC battle between two struggling 1-3 teams desperate to keep their seasons alive.
Yet again, the Eagles find themselves in a must-win situation. They are already in a really bad spot at 1-3 with an 0-3 record in the conference and an 0-2 record in the division. A loss to the Saints would drop the Eagles to 1-4 and 0-4 in NFC games. Meanwhile, an Eagles win could elevate the team to 2-3 with a 1-3 conference record. That's not great, but it would potentially keep them alive in a weak NFC East division.
It's hard to have a lot of confidence in the Eagles right now. The offense looks horrible, and the entire team is suffering as a result. If there's some good news for Philadelphia, it might be that they get to face one of the NFL's worst defenses this week. Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan's unit ranks dead last overall by Football Outsiders. Sam Bradford and the Eagles passing attack could look to attack this New Orleans secondary. Of course, the Eagles might not have much time to throw if their injured offensive line continues to struggle.
On the other side of the ball, Drew Brees will be looking to build off his best performance of the season. Brees knows he's nearing the end of his career and he needs to make the most of what time he has left.
Both teams are desperate. Who will win?
Date: October 11, 2015
Time: 1:00 PM ET
Announcers: Thom Brennaman, Charles Davis, Tony Siragusa
Location: Lincoln Financial Field - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
NFL Network replay: TBA
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The Eagles are 5 point favorites.
Philadelphia Eagles -5 (-110)
New Orleans Saints +5 (-110)
Over/under: 49 points
The Eagles are 15-11 all-time against the Saints. The Eagles last played the Saints in January 2014, when New Orleans beat Philadelphia in the first round of the playoffs by a final score of 26 to 24.
Eagles vs. Saints Predictions
Eagles 2015 regular season schedule
Week 2 - Dallas Cowboys (Sept. 20, 4:25 PM, FOX)
Week 3 - @ New York Jets (Sept. 27, 1:00 PM, FOX)
Week 4 - @ Washington Redskins (Oct. 4, 1:00 PM, FOX)
Week 5 - New Orleans Saints (Oct. 11, 1:00 PM, FOX)
Week 6 - New York Giants (Oct 19, 8:30 PM, ESPN) *Monday Night Football*
Week 7 - @ Carolina Panthers (Oct. 25, 8:30 PM, NBC) *Sunday Night Football*
Week 8 - BYE (Nov. 1)
Week 9 - @ Dallas Cowboys (Nov. 8, 8:30 PM, NBC) *Sunday Night Football*
Week 10 - Miami Dolphins (Nov. 15, 1:00 PM, CBS)
Week 11 - Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Nov. 22, 1:00 PM)
Week 13 - @ New England Patriots (Dec. 6, 4:25 PM, FOX)
Week 14 - Buffalo Bills (Dec. 13, 1:00 PM, CBS)
Week 15 - Arizona Cardinals (Dec. 20, 1:00 PM, FOX)
Week 16 - Washington Redskins (Dec. 26, 8:25 PM, NFL Network) *Saturday*
Week 17 - @ New York Giants (Jan. 3, 1:00 PM)