|New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith (91) sacks Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick (7) during the fourth quarter of their NFL football game, Monday, Nov. 5, 2012, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Philadelphia Daily News, Yong Kim) THE EVENING BULLETIN OUT, TV OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALES|
Brees, Robinson lead Saints past Eagles 28-13
Cameron Jordan had three sacks, matching his total for the season, while Will Smith took down Vick twice — also matching his sack total through the first seven games.
Reid moved quickly to snuff out any talk about replacing Vick, which has become a weekly ritual.
‘‘Michael Vick will be the quarterback,’’ the Eagles coach said.
The Saints raced to a 21-3 halftime lead, putting the Eagles in a big hole for the second straight game. Over the last two weeks, they have been outscored 45-10 in the first and second quarters.
New Orleans was on the verge of blowing it open when it took the second-half kickoff and drove deep into Philadelphia territory. But the Eagles defense came up with a big turnover, as Brandon Graham stripped the ball from Brees and fell on it at the Eagles 17. Two plays later, Vick found Jackson wide open down the right side on a deep throw, and he took it the rest of the way for a touchdown.
Rookie Travaris Cadet, filling in on returns for the injured Darren Sproles, fumbled the ensuing kickoff and Philadelphia recovered again. Vick broke off a 14-yard run to the 8, but yet another sack stifled the drive.
The Eagles settled for Alex Henery’s second field goal from 37 yards.
It was that kind of night for the Eagles.
NOTES: Graham led the Saints with a season-high eight catches for 72 yards. ... Jackson finished with 100 yards receiving on just three catches. ... Philadelphia’s LeSean McCoy had 19 carries for 119 yards, but only 18 yards came after halftime. ... New Orleans gave up a season low in points. The previous best was a 31-24 victory over San Diego. ... The Saints lost two players to injuries. OT Zach Strief (groin) went down in the third quarter, and DE Junior Galette (ankle) was hurt in the first. Neither returned.
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