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The Saints held the Eagles to 13 points, but I still have no confidence in this defense. They surrendered 400 yards for the 8th straight game, an NFL record to start a season, but the Eagles’ dumb mistakes forced them to settle for 13 points. This was the 9th most in NFL history that a team has surrendered in NFL history and still held their opponent to 13 or less. They won’t be able to do that again. At 3-5, they need to go 7-1 in a loaded NFC to make the playoffs. I don’t think they nearly have the defense for that.
QB Drew Brees: 21 of 27 for 239 yards and 2 touchdowns, 2 hit as thrown, 1 drop, 111.0 adjusted QB rating
RB Mark Ingram: Rushed for 44 yards (47 after contact) on 7 attempts, 4 broken tackles, caught 2 passes for 23 yards on 2 attempts
C Brian De La Puente: Did not allow a pressure on 31 pass block snaps, run blocked for 21 yards on 4 attempts
RG Jahri Evans: Allowed 1 quarterback hurry on 30 pass block snaps, run blocked for 10 ya...
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