Top 5 New Orleans Saints plays through half the season
Oct 11, 2015; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Marcus Murphy (23) runs back a kick off against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles won 39-17. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
Marcus Murphy takes it to the house
Back in Week 3, the New Orleans Saints were up against something that had never happened in the Sean Payton era: playing a game without Drew Brees. Deadlocked at 10-10 to begin the 3rd quarter, the Panthers first possession of the half saw the Saints defense force a three and out. Rookie Marcus Murphy would find pay dirt for the first team in his professional career, taking a punt 74 yards to the house to take the lead. It was the Saints first special teams touchdown in over 4 years. Prior to Murphinator’s heroics, Darren Sproles was the last player to return a kick or punt back for a score in the 2011 season opener against the Green Bay Packers.
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