Post-game Recap: Eagles 24, Saints 26

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Jan 4, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper (14) catches the ball in the end zone to score a touchdown as New Orleans Saints strong safety Roman Harper (41) and Saints cornerback Keenan Lewis (28) defend in the second quarter during the 2013 NFC wild card playoff football game at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

The “injury” ploy did not work. Foles throws a 10 yard touchdown pass to Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper. Alex Henry’s point after attempt is good.

Eagles 7 – Saints 3.

The Saints take the ball down the field fairly easily but are only able to kick a field goal.

Halftime: Eagles 7, Saints 6.

Eagles go three and out on the opening drive of the second half. Saints get the ball back on their own 47 yard line. Six plays later New Orleans score on a 24 yard pass to Lance Moore for six points. Extra point is good.

Saints 13, Eagles 7.

The Eagles’ second possession was especially disappointing when Riley Cooper dropped what could have been a touchdown pass. Not a good start to the second half for the Eagles.

The Saints get the ball back and I have to say I am starting to have a bad feeling about this game. The Eagles’ defense just doesn’t seem to have what it takes to stop the Saints. In what looked concerning in the first half has become a definite problem in the second half. The Eagles’ defense are tackling very poorly. Too many yards are gained after first contact with the defense.

After the Saints were facing 3rd and 12 Brees connected with New Orleans Saints wide receiver Kenny Stills for 14 yards. At this point the Saints are five for five on third down conversions. The very next play Brees connected with New Orleans Saints tight end Benjamin Watson for 27 yards. Three plays later the Saints score again.

Saints 20, Eagles 7.

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