Eagles-Saints: Predictions, betting odds and extra for Week 17

The Eagles return dwelling with accidents to Jalen Hurts, Avonte Maddox, Lane Johnson, and the standing of CJ Gardner-Johnson nonetheless up within the air.

They’re crushed, greater than they’ve been all season, and with their magic quantity nonetheless one for the NFC East title, dwelling discipline benefit and a first-round bye within the playoffs, the perfect time to wrap issues up. it is this Sunday in opposition to the Saints.

Can they shut it?

Here is what our writers suppose…



Eagles (13-2) vs. Saints (6-9)

Sunday, 1:00 pm ET | Lincoln Monetary Area (Philadelphia, PA)


TV: FOX (Joe Davis, Daryl Johnston, Pam Oliver)

RADIO: 94.1 WIP (Merrill Reese, Mike Fast)


Week 17 NFL betting odds

a ebook to unfold Cash Line Whole (O/U)
DraftKings PHI -7 NOT +275
PHI -330
FanDuel PHI -7 NOT +270
PHI -335
BetMGM PHI -7 NOT +240
PHI -300
UniBet PHI -6.5 NOT +240
PHI -315
PointsBet PHI -7 NOT +250
PHI -325


Jimmy Kempski

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2022 RECORD: 12-3

PICK: Eagles 27, Saints 16

There are two matchups on this sport which are extraordinarily tilted to the Eagles:

  1. The Saints’ offensive line needs to be overmatched, with (in all probability) a pair of backups at guard, and a replacement-level LT deal with protection attempting to interrupt the single-season NFL sack document.
  2. Assuming Marshon Lattimore (strained kidney) is out, New Orleans’ cornerbacks needs to be undermanned in opposition to AJ Brown and DeVonta Smith.

The Eagles will probably be with out their two most necessary gamers in Jalen Hurts and Lane Johnson, however additionally they have sufficient high quality depth to beat such losses in opposition to a 6-9 staff.

The Eagles have not performed a house sport since they smoked the Tennessee Titans 35-10 on Dec. 4. I anticipate them to win comfortably and clinch the No. 1 seed, giving Philly followers an opportunity to breathe straightforward.

MORE: All of Jimmy Kempski’s Week 17 NFL Picks

Evan Macy

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2022 RECORD: 12-3

PICK: Eagles 27, Saints 14

The Eagles, even with out Jalen Hurts and Lane Johnson, are double digits higher than the Saints. The Eagles cross ought to feast, and hopefully Gardner Minshew can get rid of expensive turnovers. If these two issues occur, the Eagles will clinch Sunday.

Shamus Clancy

@shamusclancy | Electronic mail | Tales
2022 Document: 13-2

PICK: Eagles 34, Saints 20

It will likely be a rebound sport and the Saints have the unlucky distinction of being the following sport on the Eagles’ schedule after that crushing loss to Dallas. I’ll say AJ Brown and DeVonta Smith every prime 100 receiving yards once more with Smith choosing up two TDs within the straightforward win.

MORE: Eagles-Saints harm report, with evaluation

Kyle Neubeck

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2022 RECORD: 13-2

PICK: Eagles 33, Saints 17

The Saints suck. The Eagles do not, even with a number of key accidents.

Nick Tricome

@itssnick | Electronic mail | Tales
2022 RECORD: 11-4

PICK: Eagles 24, Saints 13

For home-field benefit, for draft place, for that more and more essential first-round bye, the Eagles have to get that final win and put it away now.

The Saints are coming off back-to-back wins, however these have been in opposition to Cleveland and Atlanta. I do not foresee them being wherever close to the identical energy that Dallas was final week.

Gardner Minshew has confirmed that he’s greater than able to getting the Eagles to the end line if Jalen Hurts does not play, which I believe he’ll right here, giving the Birds a stable two weeks to get the whole lot sorted for the playoffs.

MORE: Week 17 energy rankings

Eytan Shander

@shandershow | Tales
2022 RECORD: 12-3

PICK: Eagles 27, Saints 23

Jalen Hurts working towards apart, the Eagles are in for a combat this Sunday. The Saints aren’t a fantastic staff however they’ve been taking part in higher these days. They’ve a tricky protection that offers the Eagles issues whilst not too long ago as final yr. The Birds are coming off a terrific exhibiting the place they gave Dallas the ball and the sport. That ought to regress to fewer turnovers. Andy Dalton has an honest document in opposition to the Eagles and the Birds might be a bit tight with a should win kind state of affairs.

The Eagles’ offensive line depth is now being examined and so is their teaching.

The excellent news is that the Saints are led by a fantastic coach in Dennis Allen.

John McMullen

@JFMcMullen | Tales
2022 RECORD: 13-2

PICK: Eagles 31, Saints 20

Most followers are caught up within the second.

If you happen to promised the Eagles’ present scenario again within the preseason: 13-2 with a magic variety of one to clinch the NFC East and the No. 1 seed within the convention getting into Week 17 with two dwelling video games remaining, the typical fan would have signed with out studying the fantastic print of a disappointing loss in Dallas coming in with accidents to vital starters beginning to pile up.

Context is the whole lot, although, in that the oasis of a first-round postseason bye lies forward if Philadelphia beats a foul dome staff on the highway in January, even with as good a New 12 months’s Day as Sunday shapes as much as be with the visiting Saints.

The problem within the two losses of the Eagles this season have been 4 turnovers in every. Regardless of all the problems in opposition to the Cowboys, if Philadelphia reduce that quantity in half it wins the sport after accumulating effectively over 400 yards of whole offense with a backup quarterback in Gardner Minshew, and most observers proceed to see the identical pickup.

Panic is a waste of power. With or with out Jalen Hurts and understanding Lane Johnson and Avonte Maddox will not play Sunday, the Eagles will be sure the highway to Tremendous Bowl LVII goes by means of Lincoln Monetary Area.

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