Previews & Recaps

Saints blow past Eagles with 48-7 victory

PHILADELPHIA, PA –

The Eagles fell to 4-6 on the season after getting blown out in New Orleans by a score of 48 to 7. 

The Eagles come out flat once again and could not stop Drew Brees and the Saints offense as New Orleans put up 546 total yards of offense after easing off the gas pedal in the fourth quarter. This is the largest loss by a reigning Super Bowl team in the following year during the Super Bowl era (41 points).

Philadelphia was dominated in all aspects of the game, failing to muster up just 196 passing yards, giving the ball up three times, and losing the time of possession by a margin of 15:08.

The Eagles started the game with an all too familiar three possessions in the first quarter that ended with two punts and an interception, going down 17-0 before finally getting on the board in the second quarter. However, the Saints would put up 31 unanswered points to run away with the victory. 

The Secondary of the Eagles came into the game thin already and winded up losing all three starting cornerbacks in Avante Maddox, Sidney Jones, and Rasul Douglas over the course of the game. Jason Kelce almost missed most of the game with an elbow injury.

Simply put, there was not much to like in this game. This was possibly the worst game of Carson Wentz’s career.

Perhaps the only bright spot was the emergence of Josh Adams who toted the ball seven times for 53 yards and a 28-yard touchdown run. 

The Eagles will have a long flight home and will now get ready for three straight divisional games starting with the Giants who are looking to extend their winning streak to three straight games after starting 1-7 on the year.

With a slim chance to win the NFC East, Coach Pederson accessed the situation like this after the blowout: “Where do we go from here? We come to work on Tuesday, we roll up our sleeves and go to work. This group is committed to that. I’m excited for this next few games we have coming up.”

SCORING RECAP

1st Quarter:

Will Lutz — 38-yard Field Goal

(PHI 0-3 NO)      Drive: 8 plays, 57 yards (4:14)

Austin Carr — 3-yard catch (Lutz XP)

(PHI 0-10 NO)        Drive: 11 plays, 86 yards (4:52)

2nd Quarter:

Mark Ingram— 14-yard run (Lutz XP)

(PHI 0-17 NO)        Drive: 10 plays, 84 yards (5:32)

Josh Adams — 28-yard run (Elliott XP)

(PHI 7-17 NO)        Drive: 6 plays, 75 yards (3:25)

Tre’Quan Smith— 15-yard catch (Lutz XP)

(PHI 7-24 NO)        Drive: 7 plays, 84 yards (2:40)

3rd Quarter:

Michael Thomas— 23-yard catch (Lutz XP)

(PHI 7-31 NO)        Drive: 6 plays, 70 yards (3:40)

Mark Ingram— 1-yard run (Lutz XP)

(PHI 7-38 NO)        Drive: 7 plays, 41 yards (4:22)

4th Quarter:

Alvin Kamara— 37-yard catch(Lutz XP)

(PHI 7-45 NO)        Drive: 7 plays, 87 yards (3:18)

Will Lutz — 19-yard Field Goal

(PHI 7-48 NO)      Drive: 8 plays, 33 yards (5:02)

Full Stats Here (via ESPN)

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