Saints film room: Here are 3 things likely to change in rematch with Eagles
Another missed field goal played to the Saints’ favor.
New Orleans was either going to play Philadelphia, a team it beat by 41 points, or Dallas, a team that handled the Saints in a way it hasn’t been handled in a long time. The Saints would have been favored in either game, but having the Eagles come to the Superdome for Sunday’s playoff game has to be considered the better of two outcomes.
Now, of course, all the prerequisites are required. These teams are different from the ones that played in November. The Saints offense peaked against Philadelphia and endured some struggles down the stretch, but are rounding back to form. Wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. recently returned from injured reserve to assist with that task.