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Some game notes

  •  The Saints have not beaten the Eagles since 1991, losing five straight meetings. Including playoffs the Eagles are seeking their 7th consecutive win & 4th in a row in New Orleans.
  • The Eagles have the best road record in the NFL since 2000 with a 35-15 regular season mark (36-17 including playoffs).
  • LJ Smith has 5 catches of 20+ yards, most among TEs
  • Brian Westbrook ranks 5th in NFL with 506 yards from scrimmage & his 6.7 avg. is best among top 10. Club is 18-5 (.783) all-time when Westbrook has 100 scrimmage yards
  • Donovan McNabb (145) needs 5 TD passes to become 3rd player in club history with 150
  • Eagles come into the game with the #1 overall offense and #1 overall passing attack in the NFL. The Saints have the 3rd best in the NFC pass defense.
  • Saints head coach Sean Payton was Eagles QB coach (1997-98)
  • Reggie Bush leads NFL with 34 receptions (250 yards) & scored 1st career TD on 65-yard PR-TD last week
  • Saints rookie WR Marques Colston leads NFL rookies with 374 receiving yards (23 catches & 3 TDs).