Watch New Orleans Saints vs Philadelphia Eagles Online

The New Orleans Saints and Philadelphia Eagles will battle this Saturday night in the first NFL Playoffs NFC Wild Card football game following a tough and entertaining AFC act that came before it. Philadelphia has the home field advantage in below-freezing temperatures when we watch Saints vs Eagles online free live streaming NFC Wild Card playoff game on NBC.

Philadelphia (10-6) needed to get past the Dallas Cowboys in their final regular season game in order to reach the postseason. It was a tight game with Dallas having a chance to upset the Eagles, until an interception extinguished the Cowboys season and propelled the Eagles into the playoffs with a record no better than that of the Arizona Cardinals, a solid team left to watch from the outside.

Eagles quarterback Nick Foles only won the starting job when Michael Vick went down due to injury after the season had already started. He took over the reigns and took almost half a season before he threw his first interception. Now Foles faces Drew Brees, the Super Bowl champion quarterback he idolized growing up, in what will be his first ever starting gig in the NFL playoffs.

Foles will once again be supported by running back LeSean McCoy who led the NFL in rushing yards with 1,607. McCoy was a beast no matter which defense he ran against, and also proved troublesome to stop on short passes as he caught for 539 yards, pushing his yards-from-scrimmage to 2,146, by far the best in the NFL. Watch Eagles vs Saints free live streaming online NFC Wild Card Playoffs on NBC tonight to see if the Saints can contain McCoy and Foles.

New Orleans (11-5) narrowly missed earning a first-round bye and now must play in the NFC Wild Card game on the road where they have struggled this season. The Saints were perfect at home with an 8-0 record, but when playing on the road, they were 3-5 and scored only half as many points per game. Playing in Philly won’t be easy, especially since the Philadelphia weather forecast for Saturday night’s game time temperature calls for a temperature in the upper 20s and dropping as the game goes on.

Drew Brees will need to be accurate today as the Eagles are one of the best teams in the NFL playing against the run. Philly gives up an average of 3.77 yards per carry on the ground, with no other team in the NFL playoffs having a lower average. The Saints running game struggled with Pierre Thomas, their lead rusher at under 600 yards, and he has been ruled out with a back injury for tonights NFC Wild Card game on Saturday night.

Tonight’s first NFC Wild Card game between the New Orleans Saints and Philadelphia Eagles has a start time of 8:10pm EST / 5:10pm PST with the kick-off coming immediately. As with the earlier AFC Wild Card game, this NFC Wild Card game can be found on TV by tuning into NBC, so find the NBC channel number in your local listings to watch Eagles vs Saints in HD on TV.

Because this NFC Wild Card football game is televised on the NBC network and not Fox, you do have the option of watching Saints vs Eagles online free streaming live on the web right here on your phone, iPad, computer or other Internet device. It’s a perfect alternative for those of you without TV access for tonight’s big NFL playoffs game.

My prediction is that the Saints will struggle against the Eagles in the cold, and especially without much of a run game. Look for Philly to punch a ticket to the next round of the NFL playoffs despite the Saints greater playoffs experience.

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