For all the fireworks in this Saints-Eagles game at the moment, it may be remembered for the injuries that are stacking up for both sides.
And at least one of them is very serious.
Rankins was having a great season for the Saints, with 8.0 sacks in the regular season.
The same cart that hauled him off had to come back out for Eagles guard Brandon Brooks two plays later, and the athletic training staffs have been busy.
Meanwhile, in the game, the Saints cut the Eagles lead to 14-7, with a Taysom Hill fake-punt conversion extending a drive which led to Drew Brees‘ touchdown pass to Keith Kirkwood. The trick play was the shot of energy the Saints needed, after a flat first quarter which saw them spot the Eagles a 14-0 lead.