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Saints off to Philly for big week 2 matchup.

Posted By Bobby Lopez On Sep 18 2009 @ 4:50 pm In New Orleans Saints | No Comments

After a 45-27 drubbing of the hapless Detroit Lions, New Orleans travels to Philadelphia to take on pre-season favorites the Eagles.

 

Things couldn't look better for the Saints as they travel into the city of brotherly love. Donovan McNabb injured his ribs last week in a victory over the Carolina Panthers and the return of Michael Vick to the pro field is not until next week. So New Orleans gets to play a tough NFC foe with backup quarterback Kevin Kolb taking the snaps from under center and recently signed Jeff Garcia who use to run the Eagles back in 2006 when McNabb was injured.

 

Drew Brees is looking to improve on his week 1 start where he threw for 358 yards and 6 touchdowns. The Eagles are coming off of a 5 interception game against Carolina so I look for the Saints to do some in the passing game but may look to rely on the running game. Mike Bell will look to add to his impressive week one and rush for another 100 yards while Reggie Bush needs to try and get on track as he only had 14 yards rushing last week against Detroit.

Philadelpha will probably be looking to do much of the same with Kolb taking snaps. This means that Brian Westbrook and rookie LeSean McCoy will be getting a heavy workload in hopes of bringing the Eagles record to 1-1 on the season. My prediction is the Saints win a tough road game and move to 2-0 by beating the Eagles 21-17.

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