The best and worst of the NFL's wild card weekend

Published: Monday, Jan. 6 2014 2:37 p.m. MST

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The New Orleans Saints visited the Philadelphia Eagles on Saturday night in a battle between two quarterbacks — Drew Brees (Saints) and Nick Foles (Eagles) — who both attended the same high school in Austin, Texas.

Coming into the game, the Saints had never won a playoff game on the road in their franchise's history. On top of that, New Orleans has gained a reputation for not being able to perform well in cold weather. Both things considered, the Saints looked as though they would have a tough time in Philadelphia.

To start the game, Brees had two early interceptions, and it looked as though the Saints would add yet another road playoff loss to their history — and that their reputation for poor performances in cold weather would remain.

Brees recovered, however, as he threw for 250 yards and a touchdown to lead the Saints to a 26-24 win over the Eagles. Shayne Graham's 32-yard field goal as time expired sealed the deal for New Orleans.

The Saints will suit up against the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday in Seattle.
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