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Kelce: 'Fired up to prove we're the best team, again'

Andrew Porter
January 09, 2019 - 8:47 am

It's no secret: the Eagles are seeking revenge on Sunday in New Orleans. 

"This is a team that embarrassed us earlier in the season, regardless of running the score up or not it's embarrassing to lose by that much to anybody," Jason Kelce told Angelo Cataldi and the 94WIP Morning Show on Wednesday.

The Saints beat the Eagles 48-7 back in Week 11 and late in the fourth quarter leading 38-7, Sean Payton called timeout and went for it on fourth-down

"I've only probably had that happened one other point in my career in the NFL," Kelce said. "So this is a game that obviously we're pretty fired up to play and prove that, that was an anomaly and prove that once again we're the best team in the NFL. And I don't really worry about the (NFC Championship), I just worry about proving that more than any of that other stuff."

When the Saints clinched the NFC's No. 1 seed a few weeks ago, New Orleans running backs Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram took shots at the Eagles by putting on ski masks and calling them "fraudulent." And before the season began, Kamara said the Saints would have "beat the s**t" out of the Eagles last season, if they faced each other in the NFC Championship. 

Eagles left-tackle Jason Peters said they wanted the Saints immediately after their wildcard win over the Bears on Sunday. 

“They ran up the score," Peter said. "We wanted them again, we got them again. This time, we coming. It’s not going to be the same outcome."

In his locker room speech after the Eagles' win over the Bears, Doug Pederson told the team, "I don't have to tell you where we're headed next week." And team leader Malcolm Jenkins reiterated that point. 

The Eagles, eight point underdogs at the Saints on Sunday, want revenge.