YOU TAKE the team

that can still make the playoffs over the team that's already out, if the team that still has a chance is playing

reasonably well. The Saints certainly are. The only quibble here would be that the Eagles have won four of five on the road, and the lone loss in there, at New England, the Birds beat the point spread

by about three touchdowns. Ten points, which is what the Eagles managed in Dallas, won't win this game.

Prediction:

Saints 26, Eagles 20. *