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Saints edge Eagles, prepare for Seahawks

The Saints are headed back to Seattle, after their first road playoff win in franchise history.

Shayne Graham kicked a 32 yard field goal as time expired as the Saints beat the Eagles 26-24.Graham is now for 6-6 in field goal attempts after being signed to replace Garrett Hartley.

The Saints play at Seattle Saturday afternoon.

The Saints won despite Drew Brees throwing a pair of first half interceptions. The Saints rushed for 185 yards, the most by far in four road playoff games in the Sean Payton era.

“We realize that we were going to be able to run the football and be able to take what they give us, said Brees.” So, we had to sustain drives and go down and put points on the board.”

The Saints scored two third quarter touchdowns on a 24 yard Brees pass to Lance Moore and a 4 yard Ingram run.

“They are a great football team we are going to need our best effort,” said Brees of the trip to Seattle. But if there is a team that can do it, I believe it is us.”

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