8:00 PM ET, January 13, 2007
Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Who needs Mardi Gras when you're one game from the Super Bowl?Deuce McAllister and rookie sensation Reggie Bush gave this battered city a reason to throw itself a party, carrying the New Orleans Saints where they've never been before -- one game from the Super Bowl.
Deuce McAllister was the man in the Saints victory, gaining 143 rushing yards, scoring two third-quarter touchdowns and then running for the game-clinching first down.Only two other players in NFL history had a postseason game in which they had a rushing touchdown, a receiving touchdown, and at least 140 rushing yards. Keith Lincoln did that for the Chargers in the 1963 AFL Championship Game (206 rushing yards) and Tony Dorsett did it in a 1980 first-round game (160 rushing yards).
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Eagles All-Pro tackle Shawn Andrews injured his neck in the first half and was taken to a hospital with swelling. ... Eagles LB Shawn Barber injured his ankle. ... The Saints also beat the Eagles 27-24 here during the season. ... Stallworth finished with 100 yards on three catches for Philly, while Colston had five for 55 and seldom-used tight end Billy Miller caught four passes for 64 yards for the Saints.
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Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||7.0||6.0|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|FG||5:36||John Carney 33 Yd |
Drive: 5 plays, 35 yds, 2:05
|FG||0:14||John Carney 23 Yd |
Drive: 6 plays, 59 yds, 1:33
|TD||1:22||Donte' Stallworth 75 Yd Pass From Jeff Garcia (David Akers Kick) |
Drive: 3 plays, 76 yds, 1:08
|TD||9:41||Reggie Bush 4 Yd Run (John Carney Kick) |
Drive: 14 plays, 78 yds, 8:19
|TD||14:10||Brian Westbrook 1 Yd Run (David Akers Kick) |
Drive: 11 plays, 80 yds, 4:29
|TD||1:35||Brian Westbrook 62 Yd Run (David Akers Kick) |
Drive: 3 plays, 80 yds, 1:35
|TD||5:24||Deuce Mcallister 5 Yd Run (John Carney Kick) |
Drive: 7 plays, 63 yds, 3:49
|TD||13:55||Deuce Mcallister 11 Yd Pass From Drew Brees (John Carney Kick) |
Drive: 9 plays, 84 yds, 6:21
|FG||3:54||David Akers 24 Yd |
Drive: 9 plays, 64 yds, 4:57