Lucky, lucky

The Saints just kicked a 23-yard field goal to retake the lead, 10-7, but boy, it could’ve been a lot worse for the Eagles. With New Orleans facing a third-and-goal from the 8, there was mass confusion among the Eagles defenders. Joselio Hanson tried to call a timeout, as did Andy Reid, to no avail. But the Saints couldn’t take advantage of the chaos; Drew Brees found Marques Colston, who was tightly covered by Sheldon Brown.

It wasn’t the best end of a drive for Brees and the Saints. On first-and-goal, Quintin Mikell hit Mike Bell behind the line of scrimmage. Then Brees threw an incompletion to Reggie Bush, who didn’t seem aware that the pass was coming to him. And then the play to Colston.