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2018 Opponent Profile: Philadelphia Eagles

The Saints will play host to the Eagles on Nov. 18

Opponent – Philadelphia Eagles

Coach – Doug Pederson

Quarterback – Carson Wentz

2017 Record – 13-3, first NFC East

Most recent matchup: Oct. 11, 2015 – Eagles won 39-17

2018 game: Sunday, Nov. 18 @ Mercedes-Benz Superdome, noon.

Eagles-Saints series record: Eagles lead 17-13

Stadium – Lincoln Financial Field

2017 season recap:

The Eagles took the NFL by a storm with quarterback Carson Wentz leading the charge as they started the season 10-2. However, things looked bleak when Wentz went down with a torn ACL in Week 14 against the Los Angeles Rams. Backup quarterback Nick Foles stepped up for Philadelphia and led the Eagles to a 13-3 record and the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoffs. Foles continued to impress through the playoffs, leading the Eagles to the Super Bowl. Philadelphia defeated the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII, 41-33, securing the first Super Bowl victory in franchise history.

Notable additions:

  • Tight end – Dallas Goedert – selected with the 49th pick in the 2018 NFL Draft
  • Wide receiver – Mike Wallace

Notable Losses:

  • Wide receiver – Torrey Smith
  • Defensive end – Vinny Curry
  • Linebacker – Mychal Kendricks
  • Punter - Donnie Jones
  • Defensive back – Patrick Robinson (signed with Saints)
  • Tight end – Brent Celek