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Rapid Reaction: New Orleans Saints

PHILADELPHIA – A few thoughts on the New Orleans Saints‘ 26-24 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles in Saturday’s NFC playoff opener, which sends them to Seattle for the divisional round next week.

What it means: Can’t win a big game on the road? Can’t win out in the cold? The Saints finally made their counter-argument, making this one of the biggest wins in franchise history. It was their first road playoff win of all-time, snapping an 0-5 skid. They also snapped a three-game losing streak on the road this year.

However, it won’t be any easier to repeat that feat next Saturday at Seattle against the top-seeded Seahawks. The Saints’ ugliest performance of the year came at Seattle on a Monday night last month when they were routed 34-7. They’ll need to bring the same run game and defensive effort with them next week that they brought to Philadelphia.

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