Saints Report: New Orleans never leads in 40-29 loss to Eagles

In a battle of perhaps the league’s most stout run defense against one of the league’s most prolific rushing attacks, the New Orleans Saints came up on the short side of strength versus strength in Week 11.

The Black and Gold never led in Sunday’s 40-29 road loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, in which they gave up more rushing yards in the first half than they had in a single game the entire season.

Saints quarterback Trevor Siemian threw three touchdown passes, but his two interceptions snap a streak of six consecutive games without one.

Another streak that’s now over – 10 straight games without allowing 30 points.

Even without Jameis Winston, Michael Thomas, Alvin Kamara and Taysom Hill, the Saints at least made things interesting in the fourth quarter by scoring 15 conecutive points, but to no avail.

“It’s a patient attack,” said Saints head coach Sean Payton. “They stuck with it and ultimately, we didn’t do a good enough job.”

“The one thing is nobody is saying, hey, we’re dinged up,” said Saints quarterback Trevor Siemian. “It’s the NFL. The train is moving. We’ll be ready to play Thursday. I think the urgency is high right now. It was before this game, but it’s high for sure.”

The Saints will look to snap their first three-game losing streak since 2016 on Thanksgiving in the Caesars Superdome as the Buffalo Bills come to town for a 7:20 p.m. kickoff on WXXV on NBC.

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