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Saints March On, Win First Road Playoff Game over Eagles

Saints March On, Win First Road Playoff Game over Eagles

(AP) Saints edge Eagles 26-24 in NFC wild-card game
By BARRY WILNER
AP Pro Football Writer
PHILADELPHIA
Shayne Graham, signed by the Saints just over two weeks ago, kicked a 32-yard field goal on the final play Saturday night to give New Orleans its first road playoff victory, 26-24 over the Philadelphia Eagles.

Graham’s fourth field goal sent the Saints (12-5) to Seattle for next Saturday’s divisional playoff game against the NFC’s top seed. The Seahawks routed the Saints 34-7 during the season.

Drew Brees threw for a touchdown, Mark Ingram rushed for 97 yards and another score, and the Saints’ defense slowed Chip Kelly’s up-tempo offense just enough. New Orleans had been 0-5 in postseason games outside of the Big Easy since entering the league in 1967.

Philadelphia wound up 10-7 in Kelly’s first year as coach. He guided them from worst to first in the NFC East, but they were only 4-5 at home.

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AP NFL website: http://www.pro32.ap.org

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