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Playoff Flashback: NFC divisional playoffs, Jan. 13, 2007, Saints 27, Eagles 24

Posted Jan 9, 2014

Deuce McAllister set a team playoff record with 143 rushing yards

Running back Deuce McAllister set a team playoff record with 143 rushing yards in leading the New Orleans Saints to a come-from-behind victory over Philadelphia in the NFC Divisional playoffs. McAllister, makinghis first NFL postseason appearance, rushed for one touchdown and caught another.

New Orleans took the early lead after a pair of field goals, but Philadelphia struck on a 75-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter. The Saints responded with a lengthy drive capped by a four-yard TD burst by RB Reggie Bush, but the Eagles took a lead into halftime after an 80-yard touchdown drive. Philadelphia RB Brian Westbrook shook loose for a 65-yard touchdown run to open the second half, giving the Eagles a 21-13 advantage. But McAllister put the Saints ahead by capping the next two drives with a 5-yard scoring run and an 11-yard TD reception. Philadelphia would add a field goal in the final quarter, but the Saints forced a punt on the Eagles’ final possession, and the offense picked up a key first down to run out the clock and preserve the victory.


Philadelphia Eagles               0          14        7         3         24

New Orleans Saints               3          10        14         0         27


                                                                      PHI                  NO

Total First Downs                                            14                      27

Total Net yards                                               365                   435

Rushes-yards                                                 20-123             37-208

Net yards Passing                                           240                   243

Passing (A-C-I)                                              30-15-0            32-20-0

Sacked-yards                                                 1-8                   3-16

Punts-Average                                                6-38.5              3-40.3

Fumbles-Lost                                                  1-0                   2-1

Penalties-yards Lost                                        6-39                 3-39

Time of Possession                                         24:36               35:24



PHI: Westbrook 13-116, 2 TDs; Garcia 4-9

NO: McAllister 21-143, 1 TD; Bush 12-52, 1 TD; Weatherford 1-15;


PHI: Garcia 30-15-0, 240 yards, 1 TD

NO: Brees 32-20-0, 243 yards, 1 TD


PHI: Stallworth 3-100, 1 TD; Brown 3-76; Westbrook 3-5; Smith 2-23; Baskett 1-25; Buckhalter 1-8

NO: Colston 5-55; Miller 4-64; McAllister 4-20, 1 TD; Bush 3-22; Henderson 1-35; Campbell 1-23; Owens 1-21