Dave Weinberg’s Saints-Eagles 2-Minute Drill
Here is a quick look at the Eagles 40-29 win over the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.
Eagles' best number: 3 (Defensive takeaways)
Eagles' worst number: 22 (Saints fourth-quarter points)
View from my living room: Summer officially ended for me before the game Sunday morning. My wife decided that her 15 garden/yard/deck gnomes had to be put in the shed for the winter, lest they catch a cold.
1. Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts (3 rushing touchdowns)
2. Eagles place-kicker Jake Elliott (4 field goals, career-high 16 points)
3. Eagles cornerback Darius Slay (pick six)
Eagles' best play
Hurts halted a Saints' rally with a spectacular, 24-yard touchdown scamper in the fourth quarter. He juked a Saints defender to the turf, then took off and weaved his way to the end zone for his career-high third rushing TD of the game.
Eagles' worst play
Running back Miles Sanders rushed for 94 yards in his return to the lineup, but he coughed up a fumble in the second quarter that led to the Saints' first touchdown.
The Eagles essentially put the game away late in the second quarter. They led 20-7 when cornerback Darius Slay scored his second touchdown in as many weeks by returning a Trevor Siemian interception 50 yards for a pick six to extend the lead to 27-7.
Did you notice?
Sanders was the Eagles' starting running back. ... The Saints were missing several starters due to injury, including running back Alvin Kamara and both offensive tackles. ... Linebacker Davion Taylor left the game with a knee injury in the first quarter. ... Eagles cornerback Avonte Maddox celebrated a contract extension with a big hit on a blitz in the first quarter. ... The Saints' first TD came on a terrific throw by Siemian to tight end Adam Trautman. ... Eagles wide receiver J.J. Arcega-Whiteside had his first reception of the season to keep a scoring drive alive in the fourth quarter.