New Orleans Saints wide receiver, MICHAEL THOMAS, receives the go-ahead touchdown pass from quarterback Drew Brees in the third quarter of the NFC Divisional game giving the Saints a 17-14 lead against the Philadelphia Eagles. THOMAS, who led the NFL with 125 catches, had 12 receptions for a franchise playoff record of 171yards. The Saints won 20-14.
Check out these 5 selected images from today’s NFC DIVISIONAL GAME won by the New Orleans Saints 20-14 over the Philadelphia Eagles.
It was a heartbreaking loss for the Eagles, who looked like they were going to make a last minute comeback, driving down to the Saints 27 yard line with approximately two minutes to play and trailing the Saints by only 6 points(20-14). At this point, disaster struck the Eagles as a Nick Foles pass to wide receiver, ALSHON JEFFREY, was deflected off of his fingertips and intercepted by the Saints cornerback, MARSHON LATTIMORE, thus ending the Eagles threat. ALSHON and the Eagles suffered the proverbial Agony of Defeat. (ironically, as the Chicago Bears did last week against the Eagles on a deflected field goal attempt)
The other highlights of the game that I sent you were: Eagles wide receiver JORDAN MATTHEWS celebrating the first touchdown of the game and NICK FOLES leaping and scoring the second touchdown of the game.
There is great joy in the Big Easy tonight.