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Brees Extends Record As Saints Roll Eagles 21-3: First Half Recap

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The New Orleans Saints are leading the Philadelphia Eagles 21-3 at halftime of their Monday Night Football tilt.

This is an example of what Vick has been feeling all night.
This is an example of what Vick has been feeling all night.
Chris Graythen

Well, it's been a first half full of fireworks all over the field.

While bringing some unexpected heat and pressure on Michael Vick, the Saints defense continues to give up yards and miss tackles like they're going out of style, but only yielded 3 points and even scored on a 99-yard Pick 6 by CB Patrick Robinson, and the Saints lead 21-3 at the half.

Late in the second quarter, a one-yard touchdown pass to Marques Colston allowed Brees to extend his consecutive games with a TD pass to 51, and pull Colston (54) within one touchdown of tying Deuce McAllister for the Saints all-time touchdown mark of 55.

We've also seen a resurgence of the running game (106 yards on 10 carries) with a TUSK!!!! sighting in the backfield, and then in the end zone, too! All the backs have run hard and well so far.

Review the stats below and then jump right into the second half discussion!

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Team Stats

PHI
NO
First Downs 11
10
Total Yards 207
216
Passing Yards 51
110
Rushing Yards 156
106
Penalties (Yds) 3(40)
2(20)
Turnovers 1
0
Punts (AVG) 3(36)
1(37)
Time of Pos. 19:26
10:34

Top Performers

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
Passing CP/AT YDS TD INT
D. Brees 9/14 110 1 0
Rushing CAR YDS TD LG
M. Ingram 4 32 0 23
P. Thomas 3 35 0 19
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
J. Graham 5 56 0 17
L. Moore 1 38 0 38
M. Colston 2 12 1 11

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
Passing CP/AT YDS TD INT
M. Vick 10/18 72 0 1
Rushing CAR YDS TD LG
L. McCoy 13 101 0 34
B. Brown 4 49 0 40
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
D. Jackson 2 23 0 18
C. Harbor 3 20 0 12
J. Avant 2 17 0 13