In-Game Updates: Saints 28, Eagles 13
November 5, 2012, 8:27 pm
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INJURIES: Todd Herremans right foot/ankle - doubtful to return. DeSean Jackson probable to return, right forearm contusion.
Eagles ball, own 20:
FIRST DOWN: Eagles go deep on the first play -- as they are wont to do in prime time -- but it's incomplete to DeSean Jackson. Then they come right back to DeSean, eludes a tackle, +18
A CREASE: After being strung out for no gain on his first run, LeSean McCoy slithers through for four yards on his second.
@GeoffMosherCSN: Herremans pushed back 3 yards by de Junior Gallette on Shady's first run
THIRD-DOWN CONVERSION: Quick to TE Clay Harbor +4 on 3rd-and-4.
THIRD-DOWN CONVERSION: Vick gets rid of it just in time, Jason Avant picks it up off the turf -- ruled complete on the field. Replays show the ball skims the turf, and it's under review. Official Clete Blakesman says the receiver "locked in the catch" as it hit the ground. First own at the Saints' 39.
BOOM: On 3rd-and-7, DE Martez Wilson drills Vick but is called for unecessary roughness for a helmet-to-helmet hit. Vick ducked into the hit -- Eagles catch another break.
BLOCKING ANYONE? Vick under siege ... fumbles ... somehow Todd Herremans gets to it and recovers. Vick turned and was drilled by Cameron Jordan, play loses 22 yards. The Eagles were supposed to be able to take advantage of the Saints' D, but now it's 3rd-and-34. Shady gets six, and -- after a 14-play drive -- the Eagles punt. Touchback.
@GeoffMosherCSN: Wow, what a terrible opening series for the Eagles' offensive line, especially the right side. Gonna be a long night if this continues.
@RoobCSN: Worst o-line in history was 1986 Eagles. Allowed NFL-record 104 sacks. Jelesky, Reeves, Darwin, Baker, Mitchell. These guys might be worse.
Saints' ball, own 20:
TACKLE FOR LOSS: Trent Cole stops Mark Ingram, -3.
C'MON TRENT: Cole unblocked misses Drew Brees, who lofts it down the middle to Lance Moore for 38 yards, beats Brandon Boykin, who was there but just couldn't make the play.
DROP: Jimmy Graham on third down can't come up with a pass that's thrown behind him but still catchable.
FIELD GOAL ATTEMPT: Garrett Hartley from 52 yards ... not even close. Hooked wide left.
Eagles' ball, own 42, 5:16 left:
HEY, SOME RUNNING ROOM: Shady finds some daylight, +8.
HEY, SOME MORE RUNNING ROOM! Bryce Brown finds open space -- DeSean Jackson blocks -- and gets 40.
FIRST AND GOAL, SAINTS' 5: Shady dances ... loses a yard.
TURNOVER-TOUCHDOWN: Vick blitzed ... pass tipped by Brent Celek ... intercepted by Patrick Robinson and returned 98 yards for the score. Insult to injury ... Vick penalized for a low block.
Saints 7, Eagles 0
Eagles ball, own 20:
HERREMANS HURT: Nice run by Shady, but Herremans helped off -- looks ugly on the replay. Demetress Bell in for Herremans. Herremans blocked Jordan, who fell -- and Herremans tripped over him. Right foot or ankle?
BIG PLAY: Shady breaks free for 30 ... but Maclin loses 10 with illegal block.
@RoobCSN: Eagles have now been outscored 47-7 in the first quarter this year.
Second Quarter - 7-0 Saints
BAD ROUTE? Harbor catch +2 or 3rd-and-3.
GO FOR IT: On 4th-and-1, Shady breaks it for 34. Man, Saints can't tackle.
FIRST-AND-GOAL, SAINTS' 4: Bryce Brown nothing. Shovel pass fools no one. Third down ... zips it right by DeSean ... leads him too much, DeSean gets a hand on it.
FIELD GOAL ATTEMPT: Alex Henery hits the 22-yarder.
Drive: 11 plays, 76 yards, 5:33 ... Saints 7, Eagles 3
Saints' ball, own 24:
NICE D: Nnamdi Asomugha breaks up deep ball to Devery Henderson ... Brees didn't lead him enough.
BAD D: Mark Ingram runs right through Nnamdi +23.
TOUCHDOWN: Chris Ivory breaks through ... 22-yard TD.
Drive: 7 plays, 76 yards, 3:30 ... Saints 14, Eagles 3
Eagles' ball, own 20:
PUNT: After seven plays and 22 yards, the Eagles punt.
﻿﻿﻿@RoobCSN: Eagles already over 204 yards. And three points to show for it.
Saints' ball, own 26:
THIS IS UGLY: Saints moving the ball easily ... DRC penalty helps ... Pierre Thomas through the D for 19 yards.
SAINTS FIRST AND GOAL: Thomas bullies his way to the one.
TOUCHDOWN: Brees playfake ... rolls right ... to wide open Marques Colston. Nnamdi ran into the ref.
Drive: 7 plays, 74 yards, 3:46 ... Saints 21, Eagles 3
@RoobCSN: Saints are averaging 72 rushing yards per game. They're missing Darren Sproles. And they have 97 rushing yards before halftime.
Eagles' ball, own 20:
ALMOST PICKED: Vick over the middle to Celek, knocked down. Eagles go three and out.
@GeoffMosherCSN: No defending Vick on that series. Almost threw another pick, then an overthrow. This is tough to watch.
Saints' ball, own 26:
ALMOST A SACK: Babin wraps up Brees' ankle, but Brees gets rid of it.
DESEAN RETURNING A PUNT: Thomas Morstead kicks it out of bounds.
Halftime: 21-3 Saints
Saints' ball, own 22
@RoobCSN: For those of you who have stopped watching, Eagles have held the Saints scoreless in first 3 seconds of second half.
QUESTIONABLE: Colston penalty (hmm..) erases big run by Travaris Cadet (who?) ... but Thomas catch-and-run gets 27.
GREAT PASS: Brees right over Nnamdi to Colston +21 on 3rd-and-6.
FIRST-AND-GOAL, EAGLES' 9: TURNOVER: Brandon Graham (!) sack Brees, forces fumble and recovers.
Eagles' ball, own 17:
TOUCHDOWN: Where's this play been? It used to be an Eagles staple. Roll out Vick, clear out the safeties .. hit DeSean deep .. bang, +77.
Drive: 2 plays, 83 yards, 49 seconds ... Saints 21, Eagles 10
TURNOVER: Chris Polk pokes (sorry) it away from Cadet ... Colt Anderson misses it but Brandon Hughes recovers.
Eagles' ball, Saints' 22
VICK TAKES OFF: And gets 14.
FIRST-AND-GOAL, SAINTS' 8: Vick throws it away, then doesn't see the blitz and is sacked ... then overthrows Jeremy Maclin (he had him) in the end zone.
FIELD GOAL ATTEMPT: Henery hits 37-yarder.
Drive: 5 plays, 3 yards, 1:34 ... Saints 21, Eagles 13
@RoobCSN: Graham sack-fumble, 77-yard TD, Chris Polk forced fumble. More plays in 2 minutes than this team has made in a month.
Saints' ball, own 30:
AH DEMECO: Ryans misses Ingram .. +16.
SAFETY BLITZ: David Sims stops Ivory, -5.
TOO MUCH TIME: Brees has Eagles at his ankle but hits Lance Moore, who lost DRC, for 23.
PICKING THEM APART: Brees to Ingram, +7 on 2nd-and-3.
FIRST-AND-GOAL, EAGLES' 8: Holding on Kendricks gives the Saints first-and-goal ... Thomas +2.
TOUCHDOWN: Brees checks down to Jimmy Graham ... Kendricks can't make the play.
Drive: 10 plays, 70 yards, 5:40 ... Saints 28, Eagles 13
NICE TRY: Music City Miracle attempt... Boykin to Cooper -- who was hiding in the end zone ... Cooper runs for the TD -- but the pass is forward, of course.
Eagles' ball, own 3
UGH O-LINE: Vick hit again ... Eagles call timeout.
BOOM: Vick hangs in own end zone ... hits Maclin, who is popped by safety Isa Abdul-Quddus -- but hangs on for 22 yards.
HEY THERE'S LESEAN: Shady +4 ... then +5 ... but ...
VICKED SACKED: Protection falters again ... veteran Will Smith takes him down. Vick goes for Cooper on third, but nice coverage by Jabari Greer, and the Eagles punt.
Saints' ball, own 16:
ALMOST A TURNOVER: Babin gets to Brees ... but as he's falling he kicks the ball forward and Pierre Thomas recovers ... and the Saints punt.
Eagles' ball, own 26:
MOVING THE BALL: Couple Vick runs, nice play to Avant, toss to Shady ... Eagles at the Saints' 43. Too little too late?
EAGLES' RED ZONE: Vick +6 on 2nd-and-3 ... to the 16. Vick throws it away. Direct snap to Shady ... nowhere to go.
FIRST-AND-GOAL, SAINTS' 5: Penalty on Bell, illegal man downfield ... pushes it back 5. Then toss to Shady..dropped. Then another penalty Bell, false start. Then Bell is beaten by Jordan, Vick is sacked. Then Bell just mauls Jordan .. complete to Celek..or was it .. fumble? Yep, fumble.
This game is over. This season is ... over? And Andy Reid ...
Final: Saints 28, Eagles 13
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