Saints rally past Eagles 20-14, will host NFC title game
NEW ORLEANS (AP) – The New Orleans Saints received two touchdown passes from Drew Brees, two interceptions from Marcus Lattimore and rallied for 14 points to beat the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, 20-14, to advance to the NFC championship- contest.
With a dominating ball control after a terrible start, Brees de Saints (14-3) took on scoring runs of 92, 79 and 67 yards. And a couple of bets paid to make sure that New Orleans will receive the Rams (13-4) next Sunday for a spot in the Super Bowl.
Los Angeles, which finished in the Superdome in November 45-35, will try again next week, while the winner takes Kansas City of New England at the Super Bowl in Atlanta. The Saints victory put an end to the round of the division round by teams that separated.
Wil Lutz added two field goals for the Saints, which were the last to arrive in 2009 when they won the Super Bowl.
Philadelphia (10-8) will not repeat as NFL champion; no team has done that since the 2004 Patriots.
Neways Saints quarterback Taysom Hill (7) celebrates his first down-carry on a fake punter, with linebacker Vince Biegel (59) in the first half of an NFL-split football game in New Orleans, Sunday, January 13, 2019. (AP Photo / Butch Dill)
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New Orleans Saints wide-receiver Michael Thomas (13) received a touchdown reception against Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Creel LeBlanc (34) in the second half of a NFL divisional playoff football game in New Orleans, Sunday, January 13, 2019. ( AP Photo / Bill Feig)
The quarterback of New Orleans Saints Drew Brees (9) throws an interception on the first piece of scrimmage in the first half of a NFL-divisional playoff football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, in New Orleans, Sunday, January 13, 2019. (AP Photo / Gerald Herbert)
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles (9) jumps into the final touchdown zone in the first half of a NFL divisional playoff football game against the Philadelphia Eagles in New Orleans, Sunday, January 13, 2019. (AP Photo / Bill Feig)
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