PHILADELPHIA- Greetings from frigid Lincoln Financial Field, where the Eagles are seeking their first playoff victory since the 2008 season against the Saints.
The Eagles (10-5) are 4-2 in playoff games at the Linc alltime, but haven't won here since the 2006 season. In their last playoff home playoff game, they lost to the Packers 21-16 in 2010.
Players are doing their best to try to ignore the cold. The temperature is currently 25 degrees. Saints cornerback Keenan Lewis drew a lot of attention from photographers by coming out for pregme warmups shirtless. Eagles DE Clifton Geathers was wearing sleeveless t-shirt.
Eagles rookie safety Earl Wolff is not on the inactive list, but it is not yet known if he will start tonight. Wolff missed five of the previous six games with a sprained knee. If he can't play, Patrick Chung will start in his spot.
The Saints will be missing one of their top players in running back Pierre Thomas, who is out with a chest contusion. Thomas is the Saints' leading rusher with 549 yards and ranked second on the team with 77 receptions.
As you probably read earlier today, I picked the Eagles to win 24-21. The Saints are 0-5 alltime on the road in the conference playoffs and a mediocre 3-5 away from the Superdome this season. I know quarterback Drew Brees is a Hall of Famer, but I just have a feeling the Eagles will be able to score a few more points. I'm expecting LeSean McCoy to have a monster game.