Eagles lose home opener to Saints

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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees started the first drive of the Eagles game  against the Saints at Lincoln Financial Field with three straight completions. His first drive looked very easy for him, but then Eagles quarterbackKevin Kolb,  replacing the injured Donovan McNabb, came right back with a long touchdown to DeSaun Jackson for 71 yards. The Eagles called various Wildcat formation plays which got them 39 yards in the whole game. It has shown to work for them since they started using it last season. At halftime the score was still close, Saints-17, Eagles-13.

The Eagles started the second half with a fumble from Ellis Hobbs on the kickoff.  After the fumble, the Eagles started going down hill. In their second game without deceased former defensive coordinator Jim Johnson and former safety Brian Dawkins, the Eagles defense didn’t look as powerful.  Kevin Kolb started out the game looking really sharp, but at the end of the game he finished with 3 interceptions leaving the score of the game at Saints 48 and the Eagles 22.