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NFL Week 11 Game Recap: Philadelphia Eagles 40, New Orleans Saints 29

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jalen Hurts (1) reacts after his touchdown run against the New Orleans Saints during the first quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia Eagles hammered an undermanned New Orleans Saints squad 40-29 in Week 11 of the 2021 NFL season. The Eagles torched the Saints on the ground, with Jalen Hurts, Miles Sanders and Jordan Howard going for at least 60 yards.

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Philadelphia Eagles


Hurts totaled 216 yards in total, with 147 coming through the air. He didn’t turn the ball over and scored three rushing touchdowns.

The threat of the run really put the brakes on the Saints' pass rush, and Hurts enjoyed ample time in the pocket as a result, taking 3.75 seconds to throw the ball on average.

Jalen Hurts passing by time to throw 

Time to Throw Dropbacks YPA
1-2 Seconds 2 14.0
2-3 Seconds 12 5.3
3+ Seconds 17 4.2
Running Backs

Just 32 of Sanders' 94 rushing yards came after contact, though he did fumble. Meanwhile, 32 of Howard's 63 yards came after contact. Neither back caught a pass.

Wide receivers/tight ends

Dallas Goedert was the chain-mover for the Eagles' offense, as four of his five catches went for first downs. He did drop two passes, though.

DeVonta Smith caught four balls on six targets for 61 yards, with 35 of those yards coming after the catch.

Offensive Line

Jason Kelce allowed two pressures, but those were the only two pressures charted against the Eagles' offensive line. Jordan Mailata and Lane Johnson kept Hurts clean on the outside at tackle, while Jack Driscoll and Landon Dickerson did the same at guard.

Defensive Line

Four defensive linemen recorded multiple pressures, with Javon Hargrave leading the way with three. In addition, Fletcher Cox recorded two pressures and three stops against the run.


T.J. Edwards and Genard Avery each came up with a tackle for loss against the run. Edwards was targeted six times in the passing game and gave up four completions for two first downs and a touchdown but did come down with an interception.


Darius Slay intercepted a pass himself and returned it 50-plus yards for a touchdown. He allowed just one pass to be completed against him for nine yards on three targets.

In total, the Eagles' secondary allowed just 84 yards into their coverage for just four first downs.

New Orleans Saints

As usual, Trevor Siemian waited until it was too late to get the ball going through the air. He went 22-of-40 for 214 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions. 

Trevor Siemian Passing by Quarter

Quarter Completion % Yards Per Attempt TD:INT
1 28.6 1.7 0:1
2 36.4 4.4 1:1
3 50.0 4.8 0:0
4 77.8 7.5 2:0
Running Backs

Mark Ingram II received 16 of the Saints' 20 running back carries. He gained 88 yards, with 72 coming after contact, though he also put the ball on the ground with a fumble. Ingram added six catches for 25 yards, 30 of which came after the catch.

Wide receivers/tight ends

Tight end Adam Trautman continues to improve and caught five of his eight targets for 58 yards, with 25 coming after the catch. Once again, the Saints' receiving crew did not show up until late.

Saints WRs: Yards by quarter

Quarter Yards
1 0
2 11
3 9
4 85
Offensive line

Three players gave up multiple pressures, with Landon Young, Calvin Throckmorton and James Hurst allowing two. Cesar Ruiz and Erik McCoy each allowed one. None were charged with a sack.

Defensive Line

Marcus Davenport recorded four total pressures and shared a sack with David Onyemata, who also came away with a pressure. Davenport and interior defender Christian Ringo each put up four defensive stops against the run.


Kwon Alexander had three tackles against the run but also missed three tackles. Alexander also allowed five catches against him but for just 29 yards and only two first downs. Demario Davis was targeted just once.


Marcus Williams showed off his range at safety, forcing three incompletions and not allowing a catch in his coverage.

Three players each allowed two first downs in their coverage, with Marshon Lattimore allowing two of his three catches allowed to go for a first down.


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