1:00 PM ET, October 15, 2006
Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- After a quiet five games, Joe Horn suddenly looked like the star player he was in 2004, with his shoulder-shaking end zone dances and game-changing catches.He wasn't the only one dancing.
|Scouts Inc.'s take ...|
The Saints outplayed the Eagles in all three phases of the game (offense, defense and special teams). The Saints used a ball-control game plan to keep Donovan McNabb and the Eagles offense off the field, winning the time of possession battle in the first and fourth quarters. The Saints had the ball for close to nine more minutes than the Eagles. Drew Brees (above) used a short, quick-rhythm passing game to get the ball out of his hands before the Eagles' pass rush could put pressure on him. With the Saints running the ball effectively it set up the play-action pass.
McNabb and the Eagles' offense struggled to move the ball in the first half. The Eagles missed WR Donte' Stallworth, who was inactive due to injury. His replacement, rookie Hank Baskett, struggled to get open and to hold onto the ball.
Horn's second touchdown reception gave him 48 with the Saints, tying the franchise record of Eric Martin, who played in New Orleans from 1985-93. ... Receiver Donte' Stallworth was listed as inactive by the Eagles in his return to New Orleans since being traded shortly before the regular season began. ... Brown's touchdown catch was also his longest career reception.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||6.0||5.5|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|FG||6:04||John Carney 39 Yd |
Drive: 11 plays, 47 yds, 6:04
|TD||14:41||Joe Horn 14 Yd Pass From Drew Brees (John Carney Kick) |
Drive: 9 plays, 80 yds, 4:49
|FG||11:57||David Akers 47 Yd |
Drive: 11 plays, 51 yds, 4:49
|TD||14:45||Marques Colston 7 Yd Pass From Drew Brees (John Carney Kick) |
Drive: 4 plays, 19 yds, 1:29
|TD||1:40||Reggie Brown 60 Yd Pass From Donovan Mcnabb (David Akers Kick) |
Drive: 3 plays, 73 yds, 1:40
|TD||13:57||L.J. Smith 4 Yd Pass From Donovan Mcnabb (David Akers Kick) |
Drive: 7 plays, 76 yds, 3:51
|TD||0:06||Reggie Brown 15 Yd Run (David Akers Kick) |
Drive: 1 plays, 15 yds, :06
|TD||2:08||Joe Horn 48 Yd Pass From Drew Brees (John Carney Kick) |
Drive: 5 plays, 69 yds, 2:02
|FG||15:00||John Carney 31 Yd |
Drive: 16 plays, 72 yds, 8:26