Dave Weinberg’s Saints-Eagles 2-Minute Drill
A quick look back at the Eagles loss to the Saints.
Eagles' best number: 7 (Sacks by Eagles defense)
Eagles' worst number: 6 (Sacks by Saints defense)
View from my living room:
One of my New Year's resolutions is always to try to stop cursing. I had a minor violation at 11:39 a.m. My first "F Bomb" of 2023 occurred when Gardner Minshew threw that pick six to Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore.
1. Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore (game-clinching touchdown).
2. Saints defensive end Cameron Jordan (3 sacks).
3. Eagles defensive end Brandon Graham (2 sacks, 2 tackles for loss).
Eagles' best play
Eagles wide receiver A.J. Brown caught a 20-yard pass from Minshew, then broke away from a Saints defensive back and outran three defenders for a 78-yard touchdown in the third quarter.
Eagles' worst play
Lattimore stepped in front of Brown to intercept a pass from Minshew and returned it 12 yards for a touchdown in the fourth quarter.
The Eagles looked flat for most of the game, but they still only trailed 13-10 in the fourth quarter when Lattimore intercepted Minshew's short pass and galloped into the end zone.
Did you notice?
The Eagles (13-3) can clinch the NFC East win a win over the Giants next Sunday or a loss by the Cowboys against the Commanders. ... Eagles can clinch the top seed in the conference with a win over the Giants next Sunday or a loss by the 49ers against the Cardinals ... Eagles defensive end Josh Sweat was carted off the field in the first quarter with a neck injury. ... Eagles have 67 sacks, which is the most since the Vikings had 71 in 1989. ... Eagles have had six or more sacks in five straight games. They are the first team to accomplish that feat since 1982. ... Eagles are first team in NFL history with four players with at least 10 sacks since sacks became an official stat in 1982. ... Eagles wide receiver DeVonta Smith had nine catches for 115 yards.