The scoring spree has begun in Philadelphia.
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 on their opening drive of the third frame, Saints’ quarterback Drew Brees connected with wide receiver Lance Moore on a 24-yard touchdown pass to give New Orleans the lead, 13-7, completing a 6-play, 53-yard drive.
On their next possession, New Orleans drove 66 yards spanning 8 plays and 4-minutes, 52-seconds and Mark Ingram punched it in from 4-yards out to extend the Saints’ lead to 20-7.
Philadelphia took their subsequent possession 7 plays and 65 yards and LeSean McCoy punched it in on a 1-yard scamper to bring the Eagles to within 20-14.
The drive was made by an impressive 40-yard throw and grab from Nick Foles to DeSean Jackson down to the Saints’ 9-yard-line:
The Eagles pushed the ball down to the Philadelphia two-yard-line and went for it facing a 4th and 1. McCoy drove it across the goal line and the scoring was on.
Graham has since kicked another field goal and Philadelphia has scored twice on a 31-yard Alex Henerey field goal and a Foles TD pass to tight end Zach Ertz, bringing the score to 24-23, Eagles.