This was not the manner in which the Eagles wanted to ring in the New Year.

The offense without Jalen Hurts and Lane Johnson had a hard time mightily as well as the Saints made sufficient large plays to beat the Eagles 20-10 on Sunday at Lincoln Financial Area.

What does this suggest? The Eagles (13-3), who currently have actually lost two straight video games, must beat the New york city Giants in Week 18 (date and time still TBA) to secure the NFC East department title and also the No. 1 seed in the NFC playoffs.

The Saints extended their win streak to 3 games in the hope of maintaining their slim playoff really hopes to life by keeping the organization’s top-scoring violation in check. The Eagles did not get a first down till just before halftime. Quarterback Gardner Minshew was 18-of-32 for 274 lawns. He was sacked 6 times in the game. The Eagles had life after a 78-yard touchdown pass from Minshew to A.J. Brown at the end of the third quarter to reduce New Orleans’ result in 13-10. But cornerback Marshon Lattimore returned a Minshew interception 12 yards for a pick-six in the fourth quarter to put the game away.

Running back Miles Sanders gained 61 lawns on 12 carries. Brown had four catches for 97 lawns and also the touchdown. DeVonta Smith blazed a trail with 9 catches for 115 backyards.

For the Saints, quarterback Andy Dalton was 18-of-22 for 204 lawns with an interception. The Saints maintained the Eagles off-balance on the opening drive of the video game by blending in direct snaps to Taysom Hill as well as Alvin Kamara. The Saints milked virtually nine minutes off the clock on a 15-play, 75-yard touchdown drive as well as never ever trailed. Hillside tossed two passes for 24 backyards, rushed for 46 backyards and also a touchdown, and also caught a masquerade 9 backyards. Running back Alvin Kamara obtained 74 backyards on the ground as well as 7 getting. Pass receiver Rashid Shaheed led the Saints with 79 receiving backyards on six receptions.

Protective end Brandon Graham eclipsed the double-digit mark in sacks for the very first time in his career with 2 on the day to reach a career-high 11 for the year. Haason Reddick notched two sacks of his very own to get to 16 for the period. The defense tallied seven sacks and also cornerback Josiah Scott videotaped the interception.

Here’s how the game unfolded in real time:

The Eagles won the toss and also chosen to defer to the second half. The Saints open up the video game on infraction. It didn’t take lengthy to see Taysom Hill take a direct breeze at quarterback. Linebacker T.J. Edwards snuffed out the play and quit Hill for no gain. Nevertheless, on 3rd-and-4, quarterback Andy Dalton struck tight end Juwan Johnson below for 10 yards and also a first down. The Saints transformed one more 3rd-and-4 with Dalton getting in touch with wide receiver Chris Olave out of the slot on an angle for 8 backyards to the Eagles’ 28. On a 3rd-and-1 at the Eagles’ 19, fullback Adam Prentice got 2 lawns on a run, yet extra importantly, protective end Josh Sweat was down after helping make the take on. Sweat was carted off the field with 9:19 staying in the very first quarter. The entire Eagles sideline came by to the cart as well as the sold-out crowd at Lincoln Financial Area chanted Sweat’s name while providing the young Pro Dish pass rush a standing ovation.

When play resumed, Kamara took a direct breeze as well as competed a 4-yard gain. On second down, linebacker Patrick Johnson did a great job eliminating Dalton’s alternative in the flat, tight end Adam Trautman, plus facility Erik McCoy was flagged for being an unlawful guy downfield. On 3rd-and-3 from the 11, Hill took the direct breeze and was picked up simply 1 yard, however Hill obtained the ball once more on 4th down and got 8 backyards on the ground to the 2 to set up goal-to-go. Hillside punched the sphere in on the following play to offer the Saints the very early lead.

it was a 15-play, 75-yard drive that nearly consumed 9 mins. Remember, Hill did not play when these 2 groups fulfilled last period at Lincoln Financial Area, a video game won handily by the Eagles, 40-29.

SAINTS 7, EAGLES 0 – 6:02 remaining

Initial offensive play for the Eagles and also Saints linebacker Kaden Elliss strikes and obtains house for a sack of Gardner Minshew and a loss of 6 yards. Minshew was sacked once more on the 2nd offensive play by defensive end Carl Granderson as the quarterback clambered to his left to escape pressure. It was a quick three-and-out by the Eagles’ crime.

Josh Sweat Update: Sweat has actually been transported to a local hospital with a neck injury for precautionary factors. He has movement in all extremities.

The Saints continue to transform 3rd-down opportunities. Initially, wide receiver Rashid Shaheed caught a 9-yard hand down a fast out path before safety Marcus Epps. Then, Hill took a direct snap for a 3-yard gain on 3rd-and-1 from the Eagles’ 47. The quarter ended with a sack of Dalton by Javon Hargrave for a 5-yard loss. Saints will certainly start with the ball at the Eagles’ 49-yard line.


The Eagles finish the drive in perfect fashion. Brandon Graham sacked Dalton for his 10th sack of the season. It’s the very first time that he reached double-digits in his career. He is the fourth Eagle to get to double-digit sacks this season– Haason Reddick, Javon Hargrave, and also Josh Sweat. It’s the first time in NFL history that four specific players from the very same group had double-digit sacks in a season. That sack likewise established the team’s single-season franchise record with 63, surpassing the mark of 62 established by the 1989 Friend Ryan team.

One more three-and-out for the crime. Miles Sanders gained 9 yards and 2 brings. However on 3rd-and-1, Minshew rushed and also was sacked for no gain by defensive end Cameron Jordan.

Saints injury upgrade: tackle Ryan Ramczyk is doubtful to return with a hip injury.

The obstacle with Hill is that he’ll deal as a quarterback as well. On the initial breeze of the drive, Hillside took the breeze out of shotgun and also drilled a bullet to Johnson for 17 backyards to the Eagles’ 41-yard line. The Eagles’ pass rush attracted a holding penalty on offensive electrician Landon Young to set the Saints back to their 49. The Saints at some point went for a 54-yard basket by Wil Lutz.

SAINTS 10, EAGLES 0 – 8:30 remaining

The Saints’ pass thrill has been stifling. Granderson notched his second sack of the video game to set up 3rd-and-16, after which Minshew checked the round to Kenneth Gainwell except the first down. Three drives. 3 three-and-outs.

On 3rd-and-4, Shaheed beat James Bradberry for 58 yards on a slant-and-go route down the ideal sideline with an over-the-shoulder throw from Dalton to the Eagles’ 6-yard line. On 3rd-and-goal from the 1, Hillside took the direct breeze out of the shotgun and attempted to run it to the right side and was engulfed by a sea of twelve o’clock at night environment-friendly led by Edwards and Hargrave. Saints choose a 20-yard Lutz basket.

SAINTS 13, EAGLES 0 – 3:05 remaining

A 4th three-and-out for the crime. An A.J. Brown slant acquired 7 yards but Minshew’s deep pass down the appropriate side for DeVonta Smith on 3rd-and-3 dropped incomplete.

After a Haason Reddick sack for a 5-yard loss, cornerback Josiah Scott supplies a spark with an interception of a Dalton pass planned for Olave along the best sideline. Scott returned the round 13 lawns to the Eagles’ 25-yard line with 34 secs left in the fifty percent.

Jordan sacked Minshew for the second time and the team’s 5th general in the first fifty percent on the first play. Eagles take a timeout with 26 secs left. The Eagles obtain their first down with 11 secs left in the half. Minshew gotten in touch with Brown on an 8-yard pass after that on 3rd-and-7 he hit Dallas Goedert for a 12-yard gain. The fifty percent finished with a fast pass to the outdoors to DeVonta Smith, which he went to the Saints’ 35-yard line for a gain of 25 backyards. Eagles will get the round initially to begin the 2nd half.


The Eagles start at their own 9 following a holding penalty by linebacker Kyron Johnson on the kickoff to begin the second half. The Eagles feed running back Miles Sanders, that gets 9 backyards after that 14 lawns on consecutive plays. Minshew strikes Goedert for an 18-yard gain to midfield. 2 plays later on, Minshew struck DeVonta Smith on a pass receiver screen for a 15-yard gain to the Saints’ 34-yard line. Boston Scott gets 8 yards on a run off the left take on to set up 2nd-and-2. After a Scott loss of 2 lawns, it appeared like Kenneth Gainwell broke a 28-yard goal run keyed by a pancake block by left guard Landon Dickerson, but the Eagles were required holding– the penalty was attributed to Dickerson, however it appeared to be on tackle Jordan Mailata. The Eagles jumped on the board with a 56-yard Jake Elliott field goal.

The field goal is Elliott’s longest of the period as well as he is now 3-of-4 from 50+.

SAINTS 13, EAGLES 3 – 10:58 remaining

The protection gets a three-and-out to get the ball back to the crime. Security K’Von Wallace separates the pass intended for Johnson on 3rd to help the defense.

Sanders gets the offense rolling. Four brings by Sanders gains 9 lawns, 4 lawns, 6 yards, and also 2 lawns. On 3rd-and-2, Dickerson devotes a false beginning penalty. That’s followed by an incorrect start fine on Jason Kelce. On 3rd-and-12, Minshew is pierced by Granderson as he throws the ball and also Smith makes an incredible grab despite insurance coverage by cornerback Marshon Lattimore at the sticks for the initial down. Encountering a 3rd-and-8, Isaac Seumalo dedicated the offensive line’s third incorrect begin fine of the drive. Minshew’s third-down pass to Smith was high as well as incomplete. Saints take control of at their very own 40.

Kamara gains 15 lawns down the left sideline on a first-down run. But that was negated by a Fletcher Cox sack two plays later on for a loss of 12 backyards. On 3rd-and-20, Dalton throws a fast pass to Eno Benjamin for a 9-yard gain, but the Saints are compelled to punt the round away. Eagles take over at their very own 4 with 2:14 left in the quarter.

Tossing from out of completion zone, Minshew hits Smith for 12 lawns on an out path after that 6 backyards to Smith on an angle route to open the drive. THEN THE BIG PLAY BY A.J. BROWN FOR THE GOAL. Brownish beat Paulson Adebo on an out and up, caught the ball at midfield along the appropriate sideline, and after that Daniel Sorenson missed the possibility to corner Brownish and the pass receiver was off for the 78-yard goal!

SAINTS 13, EAGLES 10 – 0:45 remaining

The 3rd quarter finishes with a 16-yard pass on a crossing course to Trautman and also a 7-yard run by Kamara to the Saints’ 48-yard line.


The defense supported by rallying around to quit Hill on a direct breeze then Graham notched his second sack of the day to require the punting.

Initially play of the drive, Minshew hits Goedert for 15 backyards. On the next play, Minshew struck Boston Scott in the level to the left side wherefore seemed a gain of 22 backyards. but Kelce was called for being a prohibited male downfield. On 3rd-and-15, Minshew attempted to suit a back-shoulder throw to Brown along the left sideline, yet it was incomplete.

Saints take over with 12:03 staying at their very own 32. Ramczyk was devalued to out for the Saints with the hip injury. Reddick scratches his 2nd sack of the day for a loss of 8 lawns to set up 3rd-and-18. McCoy, the center, false starts on 3rd to make it 3rd-and-23. The Saints call a make use of 3rd down and also the Eagles will certainly obtain the sphere back.

Eagles take over at their very own 41 with 10:01 staying After a 1-yard gain by Sanders, Minshew connected with Smith on a 5-yard pass. On third down, Sanders set up a fourth-and-1 at midfield. The Eagles attempted to slip it with Minshew, however he was denied. Saints take over with 8:32 continuing to be.

A failed flea-flicker! The Eagles try it with Hill at quarterback, yet the getting choices were dried up and Milton Williams and Ndamukong Suh come up with the sack! 2 plays later on 3rd-and-17, Dalton is pressed by Cox as well as needs to throw it away. Eagles get the ball back at their own 9-yard line with 6:07 left.

Marshon Lattimore pick-six. The cornerback beats A.J. Brown on the brief pass and returns the interception 12 yards for the goal.

SAINTS 20, EAGLES 10 – 5:27 remaining

On 3rd-and-10, requiring to relocate the sphere, Minshew hit Smith over the center for 28 yards, yet on the following play Minshew was sacked for the sixth time of the afternoon, this moment by Jordan. On 3rd-and-17, Minshew’s masquerade Goedert was virtually selected off by Paulson Adebo. On 4th down, Jack Driscoll dedicates the incorrect start. Minshew’s masquerade Smith on fourth down is method except the sticks. Saints take control of with 3:35 left.

The Saints went out the clock to finish the video game.

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Last Updated: 1 January 2023