Saints defeat Eagles 26-24

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Sunday, January 5, 2014 - 4:37am

The New Orleans Saints scored a game winning field goal with three seconds left on the clock in Saturday night's wildcard game against the Philadelphia Eagles!

Neither team scored in the first quarter, although Drew Brees threw one interception. In the second quarter, after a near fumble by Jimmy Graham, the Saints scored a field goal to take the lead 3-0.

Late in the second quarter, Brees threw a second interception. The Eagles took advantage of the turnover and scored a touchdown plus the extra point, taking the lead over the Saints 7-3.

The Saints closed the half with a second field goal, making the score 7-6 at the half with Philly still ahead one point.

In the second half, the Saints again scored the first points with their first touchdown of the game, taking the lead 13-7. They soon came back and scored a second touchdown bringing the score to 20-7.

The Eagles' offense cut that lead to just three, and then scored a touchdown to take the lead 24-23.

Saints took their time moving the ball down the field and closed out the game with a field goal by Shayne Graham to seal their victory.

This is the first time the Saints have ever won a playoff game on the road.

With this win, the Saints will move on to play the Seattle Seahawks in Seattle.


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