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The Eagles were the last team standing in the NFC last year Benjamin Watson Jersey , but their chances of making it back to the playoffs took a serious shot on Sunday from the team that’s looking like it might just be the favorite to be the conference’s No. 1 team this time around.The Saints jumped out to a 17-0 lead in the first half and kept pouring it on the rest of the way for a 48-7 win. That’s nine wins in a row for New Orleans and they’ve now scored 144 points over the last three weeks to set a franchise record for a span of that length.All of the usual suspects starred for the Saints offense on the way to 547 total yards and rookie Tre'Quan Smith continued to show that he fits into that cast of characters. Smith caught 10 passes for 157 yards and one of the four touchdowns that Drew Brees threw over the course of the afternoon. Brees now has 25 touchdowns and one interception on what may be shaping up to be as special a season as he’s had in his brilliant career.Atlanta will be the next team to try their hand at stopping the Saints and they could have linebacker Deion Jones back in the lineup as they try to pull it off. Chances are that won’t be enough, but perhaps a short week — they play Thanksgiving night –will help Matt Ryan, Julio Jones and company find success against a defense that’s allowed just 14 points during meaningful portions of the last two games.The Eagles aren’t officially dead at 4-6 and Washington losing a game (and Alex Smith) on Sunday leaves them within two games of the division lead. They looked like a dead team for much of Sunday’s loss, however.The offense did nothing in the first quarter once again and it’s getting a bit late in the year to continue thinking that they are suddenly going to put it altogether. Doug Pederson may have been trying to buck that prediction by keeping Carson Wentz and the other starters in until the end, but Eli Apple Jersey , like everything else for the Eagles on Sunday, it didn’t work.They’ll face the Giants next Sunday and a loss will leave them with the same record as a team that started 1-7 this year, which pretty well illustrates how much things have gone off track in Philadelphia.Hau’oli Kikaha Needs to Impress in Minicamp The New Orleans Saints have not hid the fact that they still want to improve the defensive side of the ball in 2018. The Saints traded a 2019 first round pick to trade up in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft and select Marcus Davenport to rush the passer opposite Cam Jordan. The first free agents the Saints brought in this offseason were all on defense: Patrick Robison, Kurt Coleman, Demario Davis Authentic Kurt Coleman Jersey , and re-signing Alex Okafor.If you break up the defense into four categories - defensive line, linebackers, cornerbacks and safeties, it would be the defensive line and linebackers that would be the two weakest of the four groups. That’s why the Saints re-signed Alex Okafor, signed Demario Davis Patrick Robinson Jersey Salute to Service , and drafted Marcus Davenport. But now with added bodies to those two position groups, a player like Hau’oli Kikaha could get pushed off the roster. That’s why Bleacher Report recognized Kikaha as the player for the Saints that needs to have a big minicamp performance.Kakahi has shown versatility playing both defensive end and linebacker, but unfortunately, has been largely uninspiring at either. Hopefully the added pressure of potentially falling off the roster could lead to a career year for Kikaha. Custom Arizona Cardinals Jerseys
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