Eagles beat Saints in OT, OT win over Saints
The Philadelphia Eagles beat the Saints in overtime in the NFL’s first game without their two starting cornerbacks.
The Eagles’ defense allowed one touchdown on 28 pass attempts while they scored on a blocked field goal and another field goal that bounced off the goalpost.
The Saints’ offense had a chance to tie the game after three minutes when a pass from quarterback Drew Brees landed just inside the 20-yard line.
But it was blocked and the Saints converted.
After scoring two touchdowns on their next two drives, the Saints had a touchdown in the fourth quarter and two in the overtime period.
After that, Brees led the Saints to a 23-17 lead.
The Panthers’ defense had a field goal blocked and an interception in the first half that set up the Saints’ winning field goal.
Brees threw for a career-high 328 yards and two touchdowns in the second half, but the Saints also got a touchdown from cornerback Marshon Lattimore in the third quarter to cut the deficit to 29-21.
The NFL is considering changing its rules that prohibit teams from using the same number of offensive linemen on the field at the same time.
The NFL has not said when that change would take effect.