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Eagles roll over New Orleans for second win of the year

Written by Tim Lambert and Radio Pennsylvania | Oct 12, 2015 3:12 AM
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Philadelphia Eagles' Jordan Matthews dives short of the end zone during the second half of an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)

(Philadelphia) -- The Philadelphia Eagles rolled over New Orleans 39-17 for their second win of the year.

Sam Bradford overcame two red-zone interceptions and threw for 333 yards and two touchdowns.

He says it was great to finally see the offense to come to life.

"It's obviously a great feeling to go out there and to be able to do that today," he says. "Now, it's just something that we've got to build on."

Philadelphia's Ryan Mathews and DeMarco Murray each rushed for touchdowns to help the Eagles break out of their offensive slump.

Murray, who ran for 83 yards, says it was a big win, but adds it was only one game.

"So, we've got to continue to move forward and learn from the negative things that we did and grow from the positives that we had today," he says. "But, it was a great team win. The defense played tremendous again."

Philadelphia snapped a three-game losing streak at home that dated to last season.

Drew Brees had three turnovers leading to 17 points for Philadelphia, and the Saints fell to 1-4 a week after an overtime win against Dallas.

Elsewhere in the NFL, Baltimore fell to Cleveland 33-30 in overtime.

The Browns' Travis Coons' kicked a 32-yard field goal for the win.

Cleveland's Josh McCown threw for a team record 457 yards and two touchdowns to become the first player in team history to have three consecutive 300-yard passing games.

Also in OT, Washington lost to Atlanta 25-19 on a pick six when the Falcons' Robert Alford returned an interception 59 yards. 

Pittsburgh faces San Diego tonight on Monday Night Football.

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