Saints regain some footing and confidence with win over Eagles


November 5, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) under center against the Philadelphia Eagles during the second half of a game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints defeated the Easgles 28-13. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

After being at a lowly 2-5 on the season, the New Orleans Saints have boosted themselves up with a 28-13 win over the Philadephia Eagles.  Even though they are only 3-5 now, they act like they are 5-3 with a renewed hope.

An embarrassing performance last Sunday night against the Denver Broncos let the air out of the tires for the Saints as they tried to rally their season from an 0-4 start.

The Saints got on somewhat of a roll as they downed the San Diego Chargers and then after an early bye week, took care of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers the following week.

The hot and cold defense for the Saints though reared it’s ugly head as it has at the start of the season and resulted in the Broncos shredding the Saints in the air and on the ground for 530 yards of offense.

Last night the Eagles did gain 447 yards on offense but only netted 13 points, one touchdown and two field goals.  The hot and cold defense was scorching last night while allowing gains, but holding when they needed to and sacking quarterback Michael Vick seven times.

While this is only one victory, if the Saints will use the spark of tonight to build a fire, they can still have some hope at a postseason.  But as interim head coach Joe Vitt said after the win, it’s time to put this one behind and focus on the next opponent, the undefeated Atlanta Falcons.