Jan 4, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) throws the ball as Philadelphia Eagles outside linebacker Trent Cole (58) chases in the fourth quarter during the 2013 NFC wild card playoff football game at Lincoln Financial Field. The Saints won 26-24. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Saints Use A Different Recipe To Get Win In Philadelphia

The New Orleans Saints struggle on the road, but they were able to put those demons away on Saturday against the Philadelphia Eagles. They relied on a different recipe to get the win in the game though. They didn’t rely on the big passing from Drew Brees. Instead, they relied on the running game and gave the ball to Mark Ingram. Ingram was able to pound away for 97 yards and a touchdown for the Saints offense. The team picked up 185 yards on the ground.

The Saints also relied heavily on their defense to make some stops against Nick Foles and the Eagles. Rob Ryan came up with a good gameplan in order to stop the Eagles. They held Foles under 200 yards passing and limited the big plays for the Eagles offense.

The Eagles still had a chance to win the game. A touchdown from Nick Foles to Zach Ertz with a little over 3 minutes left in the game put the Eagles up by one, but the next kickoff from Alex Henery was short and Darren Sproles was able to make a big comeback and put the Saints in position to steal the win. The Saints kept pounding the ball and killing the clock and handed the ball over to Shayne Graham. Graham was able to knock the ball right through the uprights with time expiring to get the victory over the Eagles.

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