New Orleans Saints vs. Philadelphia Eagles on NFL Week 17

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The Philadelphia Eagles (13-2) fell to the Dallas Cowboys (11-4) in a must-win game that would have granted them the NFC East title, a bye week, and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. Now, Philly is forced to battle it out against the New Orleans Saints (6-9) next week.

The Saints are also digging for a spot in the playoffs after coming off of a 17-10 win against the Cleveland Browns (6-9) and victory against Philadelphia would be monumental for their chances at meeting postseason criteria.

Concerning quarterback Jalen Hurts, questions about his availability will arise once more as there is still much left to accomplish this season. The Eagles must find a way to reclaim what was almost theirs with last Sunday’s loss if they hope to remain competitive come playoff time.

Saints vs. Eagles Odds/Game Lines Week 17

FanDuel Louisiana OddsNO SaintsPHI Eagles
Point Spread+6.5 (-104)-6.5  (-118)
Money Line+260-320
TotalsO 43.5 (-118)U 43.5 (-104)
Will There Be Overtime?Yes +1550No -3500
DraftKings Louisiana OddsNO SaintsPHI Eagles
Point Spread+6.5 (-110)-6.5  (-110)
Money Line+245-295
TotalsO 44 (-110)U 44 (-110)
1st To Score-145-180

Note that the stated NFL odds/game lines may change depending on news and other updates like injury reports, and suspensions. Visit online sportsbooks in Louisiana for more NFL betting options.

Saints, Still Alive

With a playoff berth still within reach, the Saints take on the Cleveland Browns outside of their woefully uncomfortable home turf in what can only be described as a snow-shrouded nightmare.

Despite oppressive wintery weather and strong resistance from the Cleveland team, the Saints took control of their destiny with Alvin Kamara and Taysom Hill each running for a touchdown, helping to secure a 17-10 win over the Browns, which are officially eliminated from making it to the playoffs.

This is a remarkable accomplishment considering New Orleans had been 0-6 outdoors this season until they faced off against Cleveland. It’s enough proof that when push comes to shove, you can always count on the excellence and bravery of the Saints.

However, the toughest challenge for the Saints is waiting this weekend, as they are heading to Philadelphia. This is a must-win situation for the Saints as Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-8) are still leading in the weak NFC South but only by one game.

Will Jalen Hurts Play?

Although the Philadelphia Eagles lost to the Dallas Cowboys on Saturday, they remain one win away from gaining the top seed in the NFC. Should they succeed, they would earn a first-round bye and rest as they prepare for their playoff games.

Quarterback Jalen Hurts appears ready to take the field despite his shoulder injury. Though NFL Network’s Ian Rapaport reported that Hurts “wants to play” against the New Orleans Saints this Sunday, it is unclear if he will be starter material come game time given his injury and Philadelphia’s plans to rest him ahead of the playoffs should they have won on Saturday.

It will be exciting to see what decision is eventually made and how Hurts’ participation may shape the future of this team. The Eagles may have an easy way if Hurts and others are healthy, but with their status still in question, the Saints might not let them secure the number 1 spot this week.