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November 18, 2018

Live updates/open thread recap: Saints 48, Eagles 7

A week after suffering a devastating loss at home to the Dallas Cowboys, the Philadelphia Eagles will head on the road to play the New Orleans Saints, a team many think is the best in the NFL.

As usual, the Eagles list a number of starters on their injury report, in addition to a laundry list of players already on IR/PUP/NFI. The Saints, meanwhile, are a very healthy team this late in the regular season. You can find the Eagles-Saints injury report with analysis here.

As we noted in our five matchups to watch, the Eagles have a tall task trying to stop the Saints' passing attack, particularly with three starters in the secondary out. The Birds will have to find a way to generate pressure against Drew Brees, which also won't be easy, as the Saints have only allowed nine sacks on the season.

The line on this game opened with the Saints being favored by 7.5 points, which has since jumped to 9.5. It is the first time the Eagles have been underdogs all season, and 9.5 points is the biggest underdog spread for abreigning Super Bowl winning team since 2009. Here are our staff writer picks, as well as who other publications are picking.

Here are the rest of the games around the league.

Early games

  1. Cowboys at Falcons
  2. Panthers at Lions
  3. Titans at Colts
  4. Buccaneers at Giants
  5. Texans at Redskins
  6. Steelers at Jaguars
  7. Bengals at Ravens

Late games

  1. Raiders at Cardinals
  2. Broncos at Chargers

Sunday Night Football

  1. Vikings at Bears

Monday Night Football

  1. Chiefs at Rams

For the gambling degenerates, you can find our Week 11 NFL picks here.

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