American Football - Saints end road jinx with play-off win over Eagles

The New Orleans Saints beat the NFC East champions Philadelpia Eagles 26-24 in the wild card play-off round for their first play-off victory on the road in their history.

American Football - Saints end road jinx with play-off win over Eagles
.

View photo

New Orleans Saints running back Khiry Robinson (29) runs with the ball past Philadelphia Eagles outside linebacker Connor Barwin (98) (Reuters)

Shayne Graham kicked a 32-yard field goal for the winning score as the clock hit zero less than five minutes after the Eagles had taken a 24-23 lead on a three-yard touchdown pass from Nick Foles to tight end Zach Ertz.

Drew Brees completed 20 of 30 passes for 250 yards and a touchdown, while Mark Ingram ran for 97 yards on 18 carries for New Orleans.

New Orleans, who had lost all five of their previous road play-off games since joining the National Football League in 1967, will travel to Seattle to play the top-seeded NFC West champion Seahawks next week.

View Comments