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Quarterback Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints celebrates a touchdown with tight end Jimmy Graham #80.


The New Orleans Saints return to action on Monday night, when they host the Philadelphia Eagles, on Monday evening, at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana.

New Orleans lost to the Denver Broncos in their last outing, dropping them to 2-5 on the year, while Philadelphia fell to the Atlanta Falcons last week, 30-13, as they fell to 3-4 on the season.

The Saints are led by quarterback Drew Brees, who has thrown for 2,310 yards, and 20 touchdowns this year, while the Eagles are paced by running back LeSean McCoy, who has accumulated 504 rushing yards, along with two scores.

Offensively, New Orleans ranks fith in the NFL in total offense, averaging 388.6 yards-per-game, including a league-leading 316 pass yards per outing, while Philadelphia ranks 13th in total offense, averaging 363.4 yards-per-game.

Defensively, the Saints rank dead last, allowing 474.7 yards-a-contest, while the Eagles rank 12th, allowing 339.6 yards a game.

Kick-off time is set for 7:30 pm.

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