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Saints handle struggling Eagles

10:43 AM, Nov 6, 2012   |    comments
New Orleans Saints running back Chris Ivory (29) slips out of a tackle by Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha (24) during the first half of a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. (Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE)
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NEW ORLEANS -- Drew Brees threw for 239 yards and a pair of scores on Monday night, as the New Orleans Saints held off the sputtering Philadelphia Eagles, 28-13, at Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Brees completed 21-of-27 passes and extended his NFL-record streak of 51- straight games with at least one touchdown pass.

Jimmy Graham hauled in eight passes for 72 yards and a score, while Chris Ivory led the ground attack with 48 yards and a touchdown on 10 carries for the Saints (3-5), who have won 12 straight games in the month of November.

The win was also the first under interim head coach Joe Vitt, who was suspended for the season's first six games for his involvement in the team's bounty case before returning for last Sunday's 34-14 loss to Denver.

Michael Vick completed 22-of-41 passes for 272 yards, one touchdown and one interception, but was sacked seven times behind a much-maligned offensive line, which lost starting right tackle Todd Herremans to an ankle injury in the first quarter.

LeSean McCoy carried the ball 19 times for 119 yards and DeSean Jackson added three catches for 100 yards and a score for the Eagles (3-5), who have lost four straight.

 

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