What the analytics tell us about the Saints and Eagles - Bleeding Green Nation
On the year, Foles is tied for the lowest Intended Air Yards which will naturally inflate any completion percentage. He’s also second to last in Air Yards to the Sticks (-2.5), meaning he’s delivering short-to-medium range throws in long situations and letting his playmakers pick up the rest. This isn’t to knock Foles. As noted, he deserves credit for ballooning his numbers with his high xCOMP differential.
New Orleans Saints vs. Philadelphia Eagles: Postseason history and predictions - Canal Street Chronicles
Sean Payton and Drew Brees have led the Saints to a 7-5 postseason record, and a perfect 5-0 home playoff record, where they have averaged 35.8 points per game. Brees has a 6-2 record against the Eagles as the Saints starting quarterback, including a 4-1 mark in the Dome. He threw for 360 yards and four touchdowns in the Saints pounding of the Eagles back in November, part of a 546 yard offensive effort. The New Orleans defense demolished the Philadelphia offense that afternoon as well, holding them to just 196 yards while forcing 3 turnovers.