Saints Stop Eagles, 28-13

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Chris Graythen/Getty Images(NEW ORLEANS, La.) — In a game between two teams desperate for a win, the New Orleans Saints stopped the Philadelphia Eagles 28-13 on Monday night at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Drew Brees passed for 239 yards and two scores, which extended his NFL-record streak of consecutive games with a passing touchdown to 51.  

Jimmy Graham caught eight passes for 72 yards and a score for the Saints, who improved to 3-5 with the win, just one week after a 22-point blowout loss to the Denver Broncos.

The Eagles (3-5) could not get into a rhythm offensively.  They had first-and-goal four times during the game and only managed six points on field goals by kicker Alex Henery.

On their first red zone trip of the game, Michael Vick was intercepted by Patrick Robinson, who returned the ball 99 yards for a touchdown.  Tight end Brent Celek also fumbled the ball in the red zone in the fourth quarter.

Vick was 22-of-41 for 272 yards, one touchdown, and one interception.  The lone touchdown strike was a 77-yarder to DeSean Jackson.  Vick was also sacked seven times by the Saints defense.

Running back LeSean McCoy rushed for 119 yards, but only managed 18 yards in the second half.

The Eagles have now lost four straight games.

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