Originally posted on Philly Sports Muse  |  Last updated 11/5/12
As we anxiously await Monday Night Football, a look into the buzz in the Big Easy surrounding the Saints, tonight’s game, and emerging drama surrounding head coach Sean Payton. The Eagles will catch a break–bad pun unintended–as New Orleans running back Darren Sproules is out indefinitely with a hand injury. He is a critical weapon to the team on a number of fronts: Sproules is second on the Saints in receiving (39 receptions for 323 yards, four touchdowns), third in rushing (26 carries for 117 yards) and handles both kickoffs (averaging 28.7 yards per return) and punts (6.6-yard average).- Players View Observation from Saints beat writer Larry Holder: The stakes are so high for both the Eagles and the Saints that it is essentially an elimination game for both teams. For all intents and purposes, Monday night’s game in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome is an elimination game. Even with a loss for either team it’s not a complete mathematical impossibility for Monday night’s loser to make t...
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