Jason Peters: Saints ran up the score, Eagles eager to play them again

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When Philadelphia and New Orleans met in the regular season, the Saints won 48-7. The Eagles have not forgotten.

Eagles left tackle Jason Peters says the Eagles have been longing for a rematch with the Saints ever since that one-sided beatdown, and now they’re going to get it in the divisional round of the playoffs.

“We didn’t play well at all,” Peters said. “They ran up the score. We wanted them again, we got them again. This time, hey, we coming. It’s definitely not going to be the same outcome.”

The Eagles didn’t appreciate it when the Saints, already leading 38-7 in the fourth quarter, had quarterback Drew Brees throw a 37-yard touchdown pass to Alvin Kamara. New Orleans later added a field goal, and the 41-point margin of victory was the second-biggest point differential in any game in the 2018 regular season. Peters and his teammates would love to show that they’re a very different team now.

141 responses to “Jason Peters: Saints ran up the score, Eagles eager to play them again

  1. As an Eagles fan….if you don’t want them to run the score up, stop them from scoring. Just as well, try scoring yourselves

    That being said, the Eagles are playing much better than they were a couple months ago for that game, especially along the lines and in the secondary. However, I don’t see them going to NO and getting the win. Brees is going to get our CB’s alive

  2. That last Kamara touchdown was just to prove the point that they could do whatever they chose to do the eagles defense. It should more of the same this weekend.. Saints 38 13

  3. There’s a way to avoid that situation. Stop the other team from scoring. The Saints were playing their reserves towards the end of that game.

  4. “The Eagles didn’t appreciate it when…”

    Jezzuz, the Eagles never shut up. “They ran up the score”. What is this, Pop Warner? You’re paid to stop them from doing that. I hope Brees lays 50+ on them this time.

  5. Yeah, as a Saints fan, I can’t help but agree with Peters. I didn’t like it then either. No need to rub someone’s nose in it. These guys are a proud group. Everybody gets their butt kicked at some point and if you run it up on someone, someone’s going to do it to you. I remember the Giants in 07 were a pissed off team when they played the Pats in the SB because they felt disrespected by the Pats and it fueled their upset. If the Saints take these guys lightly, they will lose. The Eagles’ o-line did a great job yesterday against a really good d-line and they have three playmakers at receiver who can do damage. This game will be really close.

  6. In the pros, there is no such thing as running up the score. Just stop them if you don’t want to lose by 40

  7. If Atlanta “ran up the score” on NE then they would have a trophy to show off.

  8. That last Kamara touchdown was just to prove the point that they could do whatever they chose to do the eagles defense. It should more of the same this weekend.. Saints 38 13..

  9. I understand why the Eagles are underdogs but the team has come a long way since they were blown out the first time.

    The Eagles defense was in shambles with defensive players signed off the street on Tuesday starting against the Saints that week. The Eagles hadn’t won 2 games in a row all year and the offense looked lethargic.

    Sometimes it takes hitting rock bottom to turn things around and that’s what happened with the Eagles after the Saints game.

    The team the Saints are facing this week are far healthier. The pass defense is light years ahead of where it was in November and most importantly, the team is on a roll, believes in itself, and is having fun again.

    The Saints have a good defense but it’s not in the same league as the Bears defense. If the Eagles can slow down Brees and company, they should be able to put up enough points to make the game interesting and with a little luck, win.

    It’s already been a hell of a ride.

  10. If you don’t like it, stop them. Have your offense take three kneel downs and punt. Don’t try to move the ball and don’t go for it on 4th down trying to stay in the game. And the play Kamara scores on, it wasn’t like it was a 37 yard bomb. It was a 5 or 10 yard pass that the DB got beat on and had no help over the top.

  11. As a eagles fan saints could have scored 60 on us that day. Different team now. Fly eagles fly !

  12. The Saints have spent a lot of time between the offseason and now talking about the Eagles and how they’re so much better. Glad to see that a playoff game will decide things once and for all

  13. Saints starters were pulled at the end of the 3rd quarter and basically ran the ball mostly in the 4th quarter and the Eagles still couldn’t stop them.

  14. Saints most def ran up the score. Peyton’s known for that kinda stuff. That said, stop them then. That simple. Easy Pickens for Brees tho cuz that was one of the first games with the 11th string DBs. Peyton was just compensating for his small member by bullying grocery clerk DBs.

  15. No chance. If Trubisky was get Philly’s corners to bite on pumps, then Brees is going to put up record shattering amount of points. Hope the Saints rip Philly by 60.

  16. Running up the score! Give me a break! Job of offense is to score points, job of defense is to prevent offense from scoring points. This is not junior high level football. Would love Saints to win rematch 39-7.

  17. Peters is right about one thing when he says”it’s definitely not going to be the same outcome”…this time it will probably be a 38-14 Saints. Same result though.

  18. Jason Peters may think the Saints were running up the score in that first meeting, but did he ever consider that maybe that’s just how Brees and the gang have “fun?” After all, isn’t that what Peters’ teammate, Lane Johnson, said was the most important thing? Fun?

  19. Did the Eagles send word over to the Saints sidelines telling the Saints that the Eagles had given up? No? Then play football and stop the Saints offense from progressing the ball. Were you really expecting the Saints to stop playing offense and also lay down and let the Eagles score a few times to save embarrassment? This whole “running the score up” has to be the most childish line I have ever heard in sports. Forfeit the game if you dont want to be scored on anymore. Were you also mad that the Saints defense was not letting you gain yardage and/or score?

  20. I hate when teams complain about “running up the score”. The offensive objective is to score points and the defensive objective is to stop that from happening. It’s not the Saints fault that y’all didn’t show up that day.

  21. What is he supposed to say? Well, we lost so we are just going to lose again? I just want a good game, not dumb articles to get the fanboys trash talking.

  22. For Pete’s sake. The defending champs say their opponent should start taking a knee in the 3rd quarter? How embarrassing would that be? What if they’d run for 2 td’s? Fake outrage.

  23. I was pretty fired up and ready to talk some trash about this rematch. I’m confident in my Saints but also realize this will not be the same Eagles team from week 11. Playoff football and I’m excited to be in the dome for this one. Should be an awesome game. Go Saints!

  24. Eagles fans laughed and cheered when they dropped a 50 Burger on the Denver Broncos during their magical 2017 Super Bowl season.

    Not so fun when someone else does it to you, huh?

  25. “Running up the score” is such a misnomer.
    This is the NFL. Anything can happen in a game and you can lose your lead in the blink of an eye. Teams that take their foot off the gas without knowing with absolute certainty they will win the game, have often been subject to late game comebacks and overtime losses.
    Do I need to mention Superbowl LI ??

    No, there is no mercy in the NFL. Score as much as you possibly can as often as you can. It’s up to the other team to stop you. No lead is safe.

  26. This running the score up talk is utter rubbish. The Chargers put the cue in the rack early in the 4th and Lamar J of all people nearly beat them. Atlanta in the SB. Multiple teams every week get 2-3 scores up and relax. Press on I say. Put up 50-60. Show killer instinct. Let the losers moan about it

  27. I wouldn’t mind seeing an Eagle run over the Saints head weasel along the sidelines. It’s a Philadelphia thing.

  28. Just when Foles makes this team likeable again, Pederson calls the slimy icing-the-kicker timeout and the chorus of player whiners starts up again with Peters.

    He should know how this story goes. Don’t like them scoring so much? You’re the ones whose job it is to stop them! If your offense keeps the ball and your defense makes the stops, the other team can’t “run up the score” (which is another term for “continue to play the game after you give up”).

  29. I can’t stand the Eagles and think their luck is gonna run out. That said, if they go into New Orleans and beat the arrogant Saints, I’ll hate them a little less.

  30. I like it. JP almost never talks to the media. I’m not going to say anything derogatory about the Saints. The are the number 1 seed for a reason, but the champs are on a roll. I expect this to be s competitive game.

  31. Yep sometimes it doesn’t pay to not be classy. Sean Payton and Brees have learned some hard lessons over the years, I wouldn’t want to face the Eagles again after running them up.

  32. Yeah, I thought that last unnecessary touchdown throw was a little over the top. They were up by 31. Even the Pats would be on Hoyer Time by then.

    Pats are gonna get theirs in time, but Sean Payton’s look-at-how-clever-I-am cutsy “because we can” antics are going to catch up with him, too…

    But I still hope they beat the fun luvin’ Eagles.

  33. There’s no such thing as running up the score in pro sports. You’re all being paid to play the whole, fans expect to see a whole game, and a lot of guys have contracts tied to performance across the whole season, so they aren’t going to quit. Stop whining

  34. They can’t run up the score if you play defense. What are they supposed to do? Lay down? Their players get paid to make plays just as yours do.

  35. What were the Saints to do with 10 minutes to go in the game? Start taking a knee? Then you mount a comeback and they lose the game? Stop whining about them running up the score. Your job was to stop them. You got paid to play a full game, not three quarters. Your team laid down and got the daylights beaten out of you!

    Pro teams can NEVER run up the score. They are PAID to win the game. This is NOT Pop Warner. It’s an insult to the fans when both teams stop playing. The Saints played the entire game–as they should have. And this Sunday, they will win again. Don’t get it twisted. Ain’t nothing’s changed.

  36. If you don’t want anyone to run up the score, then stop them you tool. This isn’t flag football, although it’s moving in that direction. Whining twinkie!

  37. Both teams have been on a different trajectory since the November game. The Saints have looked mortal. The Eagles will be a much different defense without the practice squad secondary and with Tim Jernigan , Jordan Hicks, and Avonte Maddox in the lineup Sunday. It should be a much better game this time around.

  38. A professional offense should attempt to score on every possession.

    The only exception is when the offense can safely run out the clock, at which time it is good sportsmanship to use the victory formation.

    Football is about heart.

  39. Every talking dead head out there was saying the Saints were unbeatable after that game. I don’t think so and this time the Eagles are bringing the wood.

  40. Boo hooo Jason. You big baby. When the saints do it again, what are you going say then? Grown ass man acting like a typical eagles fan

  41. Dear Mr. Peters

    Last year in the NFC Championship game, the Eagles went ahead and scored a meaningless TD in the 4th quarter to “run up the score”.

    I don’t recall any Vikings fans or players being upset with the Eagles for doing so.

    Both fans and players were more upset that the defense didn’t stop them.

  42. Bad, bad match up for the Saints this time. Eagles come in playing well, with nothing to lose for a Saints team that lost it’s mojo at the end of the season.

    Eagles 31-23.

  43. If you don’t want a team to score you stop them. I get it, we all get it. But, if you don’t want a team to be pissed off that you did then you should think twice about it. The Saints were able to score at will against a secondary that was decimated with injuries. Kudos to you, Drew…. kudos. Just don’t be surprised when that teams comes back with a chip on their shoulder. Memories last long in the NFL.

  44. Anything that fuels that lockeroom with passion is ok by me. I cannot imagine what playing a healthy pissed off Jason Peters would be like.

    Wait.

    Get me Khalil Mack on the phone . . .

  45. Here come the classless bigmouths from Philadelphia, I hope they run up the score just to make sure you’re having plenty of fun

  46. It doesn’t matter what people think about Peters comment. It’s how the Eagles feel about that game. The Saints took advantage of an injury riddled team and took advantage of the situation. Human nature is such that if you feel you need to payback a wrong you will bust your butt to do so. The Eagles have nothing to lose they are a more than TD underdog because they are. I think Brees will have to be lights out, the Eagles will stop the running game. Not expecting a shootout this game will be close.

  47. I am always right, right? says:
    January 7, 2019 at 9:31 pm
    If Atlanta “ran up the score” on NE then they would have a trophy to show off
    —-

    If Devonte Freeman blocked you mean.

  48. Run up the score? Football is a game of scoring…you either score points or stop the opposing team from scoring. Anything else is for children of the millennial movement. Or maybe the Eagles want a “I just showed up and participated” trophy.

    But the score, this time, will be a lot closer. Saints by 12.

  49. Sean Payton showed he is still a punk last time they played. Sunday’s game will be close in the 4th quarter with Foles magic getting the Eagles a win.

  50. This time next week all Eagles fans will be sitting in their brickface one bedroom apartments.. crying ..and watching reruns of Invincible.

  51. I highly doubt this game will be the blowout that happeniened Week 11. The Eagles were missing Sproles and several other starters but those guys will be playing this game. The Eagles have a pretty good pass rush and we have some offensive linemen that we’re nursing injuries. The Saints better not take this game llightly and let the Eagles hang around. If the Saints have a one score lead with less than seven minutes on the clock, the Eagles might be able to leave The Dome, headed for the NFC Championship game again. I think and hope the Saints will win but I’d be surprised if it was another blowout.

  52. Peters is right.. The Saints, in fact, did run up the score… But I wouldn’t be so eager to play them again. Especially in the dome.

  53. For the record, the Saints only scored one field goal during the last 13+ minutes of that game. So, if that qualifies as “running up a score”, fine. But to me, hearing a professional football player harboring resentment because the opposing team scored at will during the 2nd and 3rd quarter of the game, well….that’s just…..far from “professional”.

    GEAUX SAINTS!!!!

  54. I am always right, right? says:
    January 7, 2019 at 9:31 pm
    If Atlanta “ran up the score” on NE then they would have a trophy to show off.

    —————————–

    Revisionist history. Atlanta tried to run up the score but it backfired. The Patriots won because the Atlanta was overly aggressive on offense with the lead and made fatal mistakes. The Falcons win that game easily if they had pulled back even a little bit.

    Jags against the Pats in the playoffs last year is a better example but that was a team that was scared to death of letting their QB make a throw. Hard to believe they extended Bortles.

  55. Yes they ran up the score, Sean Payton hinted as such as a dig to Malcolm Jenkins.

    But let’s be honest, the majority of the Eagles secondary at the time was still either brand new to an NFL game or fourth-fifth string back ups. Sidney Jones was hobbled but still decided to play.

    Since then they’ve been playing MUCH better. Rasul Douglas has learned how to be an excellent tackler and Cre’Von LeBlanc has been a great find. Avonte Maddox was also missing from that game, although his game against the Bears was such a roller coaster.

    Obviously as an Eagles fan I believe the birds will win. But if they do lose, the score will be a lot closer than people think.

  56. Well, if you don’t like teams running up the score… Stop them!!! Pretty dumb comment. If you need something to “Fire you up” in the playoffs, then you have problems.

    Sorry Peters more of the same for you this week. Saints 34, Eagles 16….

  57. For the Iggles to have any chance of winning this game…they need to start Wentz…

  58. I think based on how teams have looked in the playoffs so far we may look back at this Eagles-Saints game as the best matchup of the 2018 playoffs. Though the colts look pretty dominant.

  59. lol, If you need that to motivate you then good luck. What about last year when they ran the score up Denver? Your own team did the same thing, shut up

  60. jpk6044 says:
    January 7, 2019 at 9:07 pm
    Khalil who? JP is still a beast.

    67 33 Rate This

    What game did you watch
    Mack pancaked Peters twice that I saw
    Just because there was no sack does not mean Peters owned someone
    Also , Peters gets pancaked against Washington on a regular basis ,, I forget the DE but he owns Peters

  61. I love it! I told my fellow PFTers that the sports media and commenters crapping all over the Eagles before the Bears game would only motivate the Birds further (look it up). Eagles won the game. Now it’s on to New Orleans, and here we go again with that tired “Eagles are doomed” narrative.
    Listen … this Eagles fan respects Drew Brees and the Saints. The Saints are a great team. If they beat my Birds, I’ll root for them to win it all. If – IF – they beat the Birds … should be be a great game.
    Fly Eagles fly! We all we got – we all we need!

  62. Looking forward to another Beloved and Anointed favorite son of the league office NFC East wildcard, zebra aided, where the heck did these guys come from, flags/no flags at the opportune moment kind of super bowl run from Philly. Always something sideways going on when you see this kind of run.

  63. “They ran up the score”. Translation: your defense sucked, and couldn’t stop anything. “Hey, we coming”? Really? Last time Grugier-Hill flapped his jaws, Philly couldn’t back it up, and that was a regular season game. Philly players just don’t learn. They think a fortunate Lombardi in their trophy case affords them trash-talk privileges. It doesn’t.

    This is football, Peters. Your D couldn’t do its job last time against NO, and the opposing OC outcoached your team. If your D executes and stops the Saints, there is no running up the score. Period.

    You are lucky to be going to New Orleans at all. Cody Parkey gave you and the Eagles a late Xmas gift. With that said, it likely won’t be a total blowout like it was last time in New Orleans, but there won’t be any semblance of easy in the big easy this weekend, and your team will be outclassed and outcoached once again.

    Foles has done a great job, but defending your Lombardi ends this weekend.

  64. itsalwaysabout says:
    January 8, 2019 at 9:34 am
    Looking forward to another Beloved and Anointed favorite son of the league office NFC East wildcard, zebra aided, where the heck did these guys come from, flags/no flags at the opportune moment kind of super bowl run from Philly. Always something sideways going on when you see this kind of run

    Do you even follow the eagles? The league hates the eagles. The amount of non calls for them and bad calls to their opponents are astounding.

  65. The Cowboys manhandled the Saints a few weeks ago. Bahahahaha. Not – the Refs gave them that game. Cowboys don’t win outside of Dallas! They will lose to an overrated Rams team. It’s painful to say, Saints are the best in the NFC right now.

  66. eaglesgreen29 says:
    January 8, 2019 at 9:58 am
    itsalwaysabout says:
    January 8, 2019 at 9:34 am
    Looking forward to another Beloved and Anointed favorite son of the league office NFC East wildcard, zebra aided, where the heck did these guys come from, flags/no flags at the opportune moment kind of super bowl run from Philly. Always something sideways going on when you see this kind of run

    Do you even follow the eagles? The league hates the eagles. The amount of non calls for them and bad calls to their opponents are astounding.

    Did you watch the game this past weekend? Did you watch SB52? Don’t try that “refs hate us” stuff. You got a few gimmes in the biggest game of the year.

  67. See a lot of talk about how the Eagles stopped the best D lineman in the game. Good for you. Now, watch what happens when you face a real team, well coached, who’s talent eclipses yours. BTW—thank you very much for beating the Bears–Cowboys fan. I don’t think we could have gone into New Orleans and won this week. However, if/when we go beat LA, then we get much more confidence and swagger. I have been watching the NFL for over 40 years, when a young team really starts to believe like they are beginning to, anything can happen, and often does. So, thanks Eagles-and hey, if you pull out the W, we will see you in Dallas!!! That would be epic!!!

  68. @Darren L says:
    January 7, 2019 at 9:20 pm
    There’s a way to avoid that situation. Stop the other team from scoring. The Saints were playing their reserves towards the end of that game.
    =========================================================================
    Kamara is a reserve now?

  69. Saints offense exploited the depleted secondary. The team as a whole didn’t come close to playing an average game. This should be good. Defending champs vs team that came one miracle play away from facing Eagles in the championship. I also thought Saints clowned us with all their trickery while up big.

  70. It’s been said, no pro team runs up the score on another pro team. The team that scores a lot is just doing their job. Don’t run your mouth, execute on the field. If everyone in that Eagles locker room doesn’t realize that what the Saints did to them is a result of their own poor play, they have already lost this game. Historically, it’s very tough to go into someone’s house in the divisional round when they’ve had a week off and are waiting for you. It’s no different for this game. It ends in New Orleans for the Eagles.

  71. @stlbear says:
    January 7, 2019 at 10:02 pm
    No chance. If Trubisky was get Philly’s corners to bite on pumps, then Brees is going to put up record shattering amount of points. Hope the Saints rip Philly by 60.
    ==================================================================================
    Philly DBs have been biting on double moves for 3 years. Some games they do it more than others. First half against Bears they didn’t. Second half bit on every flinch! They definitely will have to be more disciplined. Hopefully D-line can pressure Brees off his spot.

  72. The bodyguard is angry. You won’t like him when he’s angry…
    Kamara ran his mouth just like the salty vikes fans and now, LOOK! here we come.
    Now the saints get exactly what they were begging for. Exactly what I was praying for…
    Philadelphia is the hottest team in the NFL period!
    Ripping through a four game heater while defending their crown.
    Comin for you alvin.
    Oh, and the best passer all time in the playoffs too.
    Coming for you…

    ALL WE GOT/ALL WE NEED

  73. Is it possible to blow a team out in November while scoring 48 points, only to lose to that same team in January in the playoffs?

    Ask the 2008 Philadelphia Eagles.

  74. True the Eagles are a different team, but so are the Saints. Saints offensive line is healthier and stronger with starters returning and wide receiver Ginn (speedster) is back. The final score will be more competitive, but the Saints should win due to the running game. Saints put up 173 rushing yards in their first meeting. Three years ago the Saints won their first road playoff game against FOLES as the Eagle’s QB. I know that was three years ago, but having played him before is better than never to have faced him before. Final score more like 31-20 Saints.

  75. I don’t get it! They were too far for a field goal and would only net 20yds on a punt! Why not go? Is it the offense’s job to intentionally avoid scoring? If this were a basketball game early in the 4th qtr before the game was decided, do you intentionally miss a free throw if you’re up big? The Saints made it a point to safely put the game away to clear the bench! And I remember them taking 3 straight knees and turning it over on downs if they really wanted to run it up. They could have easily scored 50pts! Ridiculous!

  76. While the Eagles play that day was disgraceful, the Saints clearly ran up the score for seemingly no reason. My guess is Payton has some sort of beef/jealousy with Peterson as Brees is too classy of a guy to do that on his own. Considering Payton was suspended for putting “bounties” out to hurt opposing players, the suspension of one of his RBs for cheating, and the general sh!t talking of the team, and the fact that Nick Foles seems to be touched by Jesus himself, this is some real bad karma for the Saints.

    Eagles 31 – Saints 27

  77. Secondary Account says:

    January 8, 2019 at 12:54 pm

    While the Eagles play that day was disgraceful, the Saints clearly ran up the score for seemingly no reason. My guess is Payton has some sort of beef/jealousy with Peterson as Brees is too classy of a guy to do that on his own.

    “”””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””””

    The Saints only scored a field goal in the last 13 plus minutes of that game. They ran up the score in the second and third quarter, but then isn’t that what they’re suppose to do? Score? Give your team a clue, I think they stopped running up their score 13 minutes after the game started!

  78. I find it ironic all the Eagles fans saying their season started after the wake up call from the Saints in mid November…the same place their season is going to end on Sunday night.

  79. The Saints weren’t running up the score in that game. Yall act like they were passing with two minutes left or something. It was third down on that pass with almost the entire fourth quarter still on the clock. They were just running their offense. They put all the backups in after that play. Stop whining.

  80. Anyone remember how a Buffalo Bills team erased a 38-3 lead in the 2nd half and won the game in overtime? Buffalo actually had their back up qb in as well.

  81. I’m loving the over confidence from the Saints fans and Eagle haters. They sound a whole lot like the Falcons & Vikings fans last year and the Bears fans last week who each walked the same over confident path.

  82. GUYS ARE PAID And trying to keep their jobs and impress the Coach. Would they do? Lay down? That’s cheating.

  83. If there was anydody I feel could go down to New Orleans in the league right now and kick the Saint’s ass it would be the rejuvenated St Nick and the Eagles

  84. I guess Jason Peters is happy now since the Saints didn’t run up the score on them this time.

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