Saints’ skid continues in Philadelphia against Eagles

Juliet Adams, Contributing Reporter

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The New Orleans Saints continued their now three-game losing streak to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, losing 40-29

After losing Jameis Winston to an ACL injury, Trevor Siemian made his third-straight start for the Saints. Siemian struggled to find a flow with the offense in the first half, scoring only on an 18-yard connection to Adam Trautman. Additionally, Siemian threw two interceptions, one of them with Eagles’ cornerback Darius Slay running it down for a pick six to end the half at 27-7.

The second half started to look up for the Saints as Siemian was able to find Marquez Callaway for a 26-yard touchdown, and a 17-yard run for himself to the endzone. However, their offense was not enough to stop the dominating Philadelphia offense. Despite having the No. 1 run defense, the Saints were not able to contain the Eagles’ runners, including quarterback Jalen Hurts who ran for three touchdowns, the most in Eagles’ quarterback history. 

Although the Saints seemed to be coming back offensively in the second half, Hurts’ 24-yard run to the endzone with 3:59 left on the clock sealed the Eagles’ win. The Saints lost the valuable tight end Trautman in the fourth quarter. Mark Ingram had a total of 88 rushing yards this Sunday but wasn’t able to put it away in the endzone. On the other side, Eagles’ running back Miles Sanders led the team with 94 rushing yards, followed by Hurts’ 69 rushing yards. 

The Saints still stand at second in the NFC South Division with a record of 5-5, just behind the Brady-led Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The Eagles also stand in second of the NFC East Division with a record of 5-6, standing behind one of the strongest offenses in the league, the Dallas Cowboys. 

The Eagles will travel to MetLife stadium to continue their win streak against the New York Giants next Sunday. Meanwhile, the Saints look to seal a Thanksgiving win at home under the Caesars Superdome lights against the Buffalo Bills who look to go 7-4 after losing to the Indianapolis Colts this week. Siemian is going to need a better performance for this week’s game against the Bills’ defense, especially with their strong offense led by Josh Allen

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