Philadelphia Eagles Vs. New Orleans Saints Recap:
Drew Brees has the New Orleans Saints marching into the NFC Championship game after storming back against the Philadelphia Eagles. The Saints won 20-14, and will now advance and host the L.A. Rams next week in the NFC Title game next weekend. Marshon Lattimore sealed the deal by intercepting Nick Foles late in the fourth.
The Saints had a 14-point deficit in the first quarter, but then shut out the eagles and scored 20 unanswered points. After Nick Foles called his own number and scored, Drew Brees rallied his troops and kept everyone poised. The Saints then scored 10 straight points before the half. Going into the second half, the Saints trailed by 4 and they went on an 11 minute drive which ended in a Michael Thomas touchdown to put them ahead 17-14. Thomas had an amazing performance, finishing with 12 catches, 171 yards, and a touchdown. Drew Brees also had another nice outing competing 28/38 passes for 301 yards and 2 touchdowns with an interception.
On the defensive side of the ball, the Saints defense adjusted and shut down the Eagles offense that was firing on all cylinders early on. They shut out the Eagles for the last three quarters and put the ball in Drew Brees’ hands.
Meanwhile, for the Eagles, this crazy season has come to a close. Nick Foles and the Birds got up early, but couldn’t make the necessary adjustments to finish the game. The Eagles couldn’t stop Brees and gave up too many big plays. They forced an interception and a fumble, but after that, the Saints took good care of the football. The reigning super bowl champs have now been eliminated.
The Saints will welcome the Rams into the Super Dome next weekend. They beat the Rams earlier, 45-35 in what was a dominant showing, knocking off the only undefeated team remaining at the time.
As for the Eagles, they have an interesting offseason ahead of them. Mainly circulating around Nick Foles and what they end up doing with him.
With Super Bowl 53 hanging in the balance, the Saints and Rams will duke it out next weekend.
(Written by Seth Cohen, a Tailgate writer who also runs @tailgatenflnews on Instagram.)