Saints break scoreless tie with second quarter field goal

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They’ve stopped trading punts in Philadelphia and the Saints grabbed a 3-0 lead with 8:37 left in the second quarter on a 36-yard Shayne Graham field goal.

New Orleans looked like they would be the team falling behind after a Drew Brees interception led to the Eagles’ first sustained drive of the game. LeSean McCoy converted a fourth-and-one to give the Eagles a first down at the New Orleans 15-yard line, but Brent Celek lost eight yards on first down and Cam Jordan dropped a far too hesitant to throw Nick Foles for an 11 yard loss on second down to force a field goal try. Alex Henery missed from 48 yards and the Saints offense finally got in gear.

The Saints moved down the field using all three of their running backs. Khiry Robinson ran twice to start the drive, Mark Ingram had an 11-yard catch and Darren Sproles converted a third down play, but they had to settle for a field goal after Jimmy Graham was stopped just short on third down. Graham was ruled to have fumbled on the play with Fletcher Cox recovering, but the play was overturned on review because Graham’s shin was down.

The Saints actually lined up to go for it, but, for the second time on the night, were flagged for a false start on a fourth down try.

18 responses to “Saints break scoreless tie with second quarter field goal

  1. Good Job. You got it right this time. This game is way different than I expected. I expected points left and right.

  2. Saints o-line is getting a great push. If Payton was smart they would keep running the ball.

    Eagles need to take some shots to open up the run game.

  3. mikenfceast says: Jan 4, 2014 9:24 PM

    Philly fans booing injured Saints player.. 😦 The clock is over 2 minutes still.. not like he is doing it on purpose.

    It’s not about the clock it’s about getting a rest for the D. Teams have been doing it all year.

  4. Go Saints please beat the So we don’t after hear about the myth of the great talent the Eagles supposedly have.

  5. Eagles need a new kicker, Henry has been terrible all year long. Missed FG’s and can’t reach the endzone on KO’s.

  6. Ok, let’s get this straight. Both Brees and Foles are decent QB’s. But, they are NOT from Austin. They are just from Westlake. Westlake is NOT part of Austin. Just like other suburbs of Austin like Pflugerville, Round Rock, Kyle and others. You never hear of a player from Pflugerville as being from Austin.

    Westlake is an incorporated city in Texas (near Austin). They actually share city limit signs. Westlake High School is part of Eanes Independent School District. Not part of Austin Independent School District.

    Westlake is an effluent city that separates itself from Austin at ALL times. The only thing that Westlake has to do with Austin is to flush their waste into Barton Creek and the Colorado River.

    So, enough already. They are just from Westlake, TX, NOT from Austin.

  7. Thankfully we are getting to see a real football game. That debacle earlier almost made me turn the TV off. I hope Indy’s Qb coach and Chiefs D coordinator both are looking for work tommorow.

  8. thefiesty1 says: Jan 4, 2014 9:35 PM

    Westlake is an effluent city …

    effluent: liquid waste or sewage discharged into a river or the sea.

  9. Rich, nose in the air, better than anyone in Austin. And then flush their toilets into the main tributary runnin thru Austin.

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