The Week 11 matchup between the New Orleans Saints and Philadelphia Eagles was supposed to be a potential NFC Championship Game preview. Instead, it’s expected to be the most one-sided contest on the entire upcoming schedule.

New Orleans is an 8.5-point favorite at home. It’s the biggest betting line of Week 11, according to OddsShark, and the Saints have a strong chance to blow out the defending Super Bowl champs.

Philadelphia is running out of time to turn around their season. Through nine games, the Eagles are under .500 and still haven’t won two games in a row. Philadelphia was upset by the Dallas Cowboys on “Sunday Night Football,” losing as a favorite for the fifth time this season.

Visiting New Orleans will likely be Philadelphia’s toughest test of the season. With an 8-1 record, including a recent win over the Los Angeles Rams, the Saints might be the NFL’s best team.

After beating the Cincinnati Bengals 51-14 on the road in Week 10, the Saints are the league’s highest-scoring team with 36.7 points per game. They haven’t lost since being defeated by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the season opener. During their eight-game winning streak, New Orleans is defeating their opponents by an average score of 36-23.

Drew Brees has arguably been the NFL MVP through the midway point of the season. He leads all quarterbacks with a 123.4 passer rating, having thrown 21 touchdowns and just one interception. He’s completing 77.3 percent of his attempts and has been sacked only nine times.

It’s hard to believe that the Eagles will be the team that finally slows Brees and the Saints down, especially since the game will be played in New Orleans. Philadelphia just let Dak Prescott complete 72.2 percent of his throws for 270 yards and a 102.8 passer rating. Only four NFL teams have fewer than the Eagles’ four interceptions.

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Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints warms up prior to the start of the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on November 11, 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Joe Robbins/Getty Images

The Eagles haven’t proven that they’ll be able to keep pace with the Saints in a shootout. Philadelphia has scored more than 24 points in one of their nine games.

The Saints’ defense hasn’t exactly been among the league’s best. New Orleans is tied for 23rd in both points and yards allowed per game.

There should be plenty of points scored in Sunday’s contest. Four of the Saints’ games have featured at least 65 points. The total for New Orleans and Philadelphia is 54.5.

With such a large betting line, it might be tough to pick the Saints against the spread. The Eagles have played most of their opponents close, suffering all five of their losses by seven points or fewer.

Winning outright in New Orleans will be a tall order for Philadelphia. The Eagles haven’t been able to get it together for more than two months, and it’d be shocking to see them finally do so against the team that’s playing better football than anyone.

Prediction: New Orleans over Philadelphia, 38-30