Saints defeat Eagles on MNF
NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Saints earned their most impressive victory of the season and third in four games as they defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 28-13 on ESPN's Monday Night Football at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
The Saints (3-5) have now won eight straight Monday Night Football contests and 12 straight games in the month of November.
"We still have a lot of work to do but tonight's win was encouraging," Saints interim coach Joe Vitt said.
Quarterback Drew Brees completed 21-27 for 239 yards and two scores in the win.
The Saints had their strongest performance of the season on the ground as running backs Chris Ivory, Mark Ingram, Pierre Thomas and Travaris Cadet combined for 140 yards on 25 carries. Ivory led the way with 49 yards on 10 carries, including a 22-yard touchdown.
Tight end Jimmy Graham caught eight passes for 72 yards and one touchdown.
Safety Malcolm Jenkins led the defense with 13 tackles while defensive end Cameron Jordan posted six tackles, three sacks and a forced fumble.
On the opening possession, the Saints' defense recorded three consecutive sacks of quarterback Michael Vick, who was intercepted by Patrick Robinson on the next series. Robinson returned the ball 99 yards the for a touchdown to put New Orleans ahead for good. The Saints sacked Vick a total of seven times.