The New Orleans Saints managed just a couple Shayne Graham field goals in the first half but the Philadelphia Eagles didn’t fare much better with only a Nick Foles 10-yard touchdown pass to Riley Cooper.
With the score 7-6 Eagles heading out of the locker room at halftime and after a Philadelphia punt, Saints’ quarterback Drew Brees connected with wide receiver Lance Moore on a 24-yard touchdown pass to give New Orleans the lead, 13-7.
Brees rolled to his right on the play-action pass to Moore coming back across the middle. The 8th year receiver out of Toledo took the pass from the 12-yard-line and across the goal line with little interference.
Check out the play below:
New Orleans’ drive went 6 plays, 53 yards and took 3:34 off the clock. After a 1st down holding penalty, Brees connected with Darren Sproles for 8 yards, setting up the 2nd-and-12 scoring play.
Brees has gone 15-of-23 for 178 yards with the TD and two interceptions. His counterpart Nick Foles has gone 14-of-21 for 104 yards with a score.
Mark Ingram leads all rushers with 13 carries for 83 yards thus far while LeSean McCoy has just 38 yards on 12 carries midway through the 3rd quarter.