Cowboys at Rams is Saturday 8:00 game and Eagles at Saints is the Sunday 4:00 game. Both top seeds are heavy favorites according to Vegas with the Rams favored by 7 and the Saints by 8. Both games look to have a similar match up in the macro sense. Two offensive powerhouses vs two defensively minded teams. I don't think either game deserves it own thread here but what about both games together? Does anyone have any thoughts they wish to share on either game? Since turning the corner Philly has looked dangerous. They beat the Rams 30-23 in LA so we know they can play with the big boys. The game which really turned their season around may well have been that blow out loss to the Saints (48-7). Since then they have gone 6-1 including playoffs. Their only loss being to the Cowboys in OT. Clearly ever since that Saints game they have figured something out. Yes they defeated the Bears by the skin of their teeth, but they have been in every single game they have played in this streak. I don't think this will be any different. You need to wonder what effects that Saints blow out will have on the Eagles going into this rematch. Will the monster they created come back to haunt them? Will the Eagles be up for revenge and play out of their minds or will they be too cautious remembering how badly they were beaten? I think it is kind of poetic in any case. The Eagles are here in large part because of the Saints and how thoroughly they were embarrassed that game. The only game they lost by more than a score all year. On the other ticket we have the Cowboys going to face the Rams. They have won 8 of their last 9. That includes wins over the Saints and Eagles when they were red hot and desperate. Both are wins you simply can't turn your nose up at. Perhaps the most interesting win was the last game of the regular season. They entered the 4th quarter up 21-18 against the Giants. A pretty typical Cowboys game for them on this streak. Then all hell breaks lose in the 4th. The Cowboys are down 32-28 when a really bad turnover happens late in the 4th. The Giants are in a great position to spoil now. Instead the Cowboy's D has a huge series that causes the Giants to lose 2 yards and forces them to settle for a FG. At 28-35 with the ball late in the 4th the cowboys rush down the field for a TD and then a 2 pt conversation. Instead of going for OT they go for the win. That series of events and the resolve to shove their chips all in at a key moment makes this team dangerous. Besides this team's offense not being able to get it going vs the Colts they have had a impressive 9 game run. That final game of the season aside, they have held every offense they've faced to 23 or less points. That includes some of the best offenses in the NFL. It's hard to believe the Rams will run away with this one. And what have the Rams done vs other good defenses you may ask? Well in the 2nd half of the season they played both the Bears and Eagles. They lost to both 6-15 and 23-30 respectively. They did beat a good Seattle defense 36-31. They needed a gift first and goal at the 9 off a turnover late in the 4th to do it though. Without that they may well have lost 29-31.