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Eagles Dominated By Saints, 48-7

The Eagles were outmatched from start to finish on Sunday as they fell to the Saints in New Orleans, 48-7.

Drew Brees was a remarkable 22-of-30 for 363 yards, four touchdowns, and no interceptions as the Saints put up 546 yards. Carson Wentz was 19-of-33 for 156 yards with no touchdowns and three interceptions. It was his first multi-interception game since 2016.

The tone of the game was set immediately. The Eagles' first two drives ended in three-and-outs while the Saints put up a field goal on their first drive and drove 86 yards on their next to set up a three-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Austin Carr.

On the next play, Wentz threw the ball deep to wide receiver Nelson Agholor and was intercepted. The Saints responded with an 84-yard drive that ended with a 14-yard touchdown run by running back Mark Ingram.

The Eagles' lone highlight came on their fourth drive, as running back Josh Adams ran into the end zone from 28 yards out for his first career touchdown to make it 17-7 with 8:42 left in the second quarter. Adams finished with a team-high 53 yards on seven carries. No other running back had more than 15 yards.

The Eagles' defense followed with its only stop of the game with Brees on the field. But on the next offensive possession, the Eagles took a sack on third-and-3 near midfield and lost the newfound momentum.

The Saints followed with four straight touchdown drives to increase their lead to 45-7 and take the game into the fourth quarter. The first was a 15-yard pass to Tre'Quan Smith at the tail end of the first half. The second half opened with a 23-yard perfect pass to Michael Thomas.

Ingram punched in a one-yard score with a little more than five minutes to go in the third. Early in the fourth quarter, the Saints notched their fourth touchdown after Brees connected with running back Alvin Kamara on a 37-yard touchdown pass on fourth down.

On the flip side, the Eagles offense managed just 196 yards and 13 first downs all game.

A struggle for the Eagles was playing short-handed. In addition to the key players missing heading into the game, center Jason Kelce, cornerback Sidney Jones, cornerback Avonte Maddox, linebacker Jordan Hicks, cornerback Rasul Douglas, and long snapper Rick Lovato all left the game with injuries. None of them returned.

The Eagles fell to 4-6 with the loss. They will be back in action at home against the New York Giants on November 25 at 1 p.m.

Check out the best photos from the Eagles' Week 11 game against the New Orleans Saints.

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