Saints overpower Eagles 28-13

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Patrick Robinson returns an interception 99 yards for a touchdown to give the Saints a 7-0 lead in the first quarter.

The New Orleans Saints (3-5) earned their most impressive 2012 victory and third in four games as they defeated the Philadelphia Eagles (3-5) 28-13 on ESPN's Monday Night Football at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

The Saints have now won eight straight Monday Night Football contests and 12 straight games in the month of November.

"We still have a lot of work to do but tonight's win was encouraging," said Saints Assistant Head Coach/Linebackers Coach Joe Vitt. "I was proud of our football team for improving on certain things, but we still have a long way to go."

Drew Brees completed 21-27 for 239 yards and two scores in the win.

The Saints had their strongest performance of the season on the ground as Chris Ivory, Mark Ingram, Pierre Thomas and Travaris Cadet combined for 140 yards on 25 carries (5.6 average). Ivory led the way with 49 yards on 10 carries, including a 22-yard touchdown.

Jimmy Graham caught eight passes for 72 yards and one touchdown.

Malcolm Jenkins led the defense with 13 tackles (seven solo). Cameron Jordan posted six tackles (three solo), three sacks and a forced fumble.