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Saints 28, Eagles 13

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NEW ORLEANS — Drew Brees and the Saints picked up a much-needed win. For Michael Vick and the Eagles, more misery.

Brees threw two touchdown passes, extending his NFL record streak to 51 games with at least one, and Patrick Robinson returned an interception 99 yards for a score to lead the Saints to a 28-13 win over the reeling Eagles on Monday night.

New Orleans also got a 22-yard TD run from Chris Ivory, playing for the first time this season.

The Eagles lost their fourth straight, which is sure to keep the heat on Vick and embattled coach Andy Reid. Vick threw a 77-yard touchdown to DeSean Jackson in the third quarter, but that was about the only highlight for the visiting team which saw Vick sacked seven times.

They had their chances. The Eagles had first and goal four times and managed only two field goals by Alex Henery. In fact, they were outscored in those situations, with Robinson going the other way for a touchdown just when it looked like Philadelphia was on the verge of scoring.

Meanwhile, Saints spokesman Greg Bensel said the team had no comment about the possibility of suspended coach Sean Payton becoming a free agent after the season. Payton's agent, Don Yee, did not return a message.

The possibility that the league might void the contract extension that the Saints offered Payton last year, first reported by ESPN, led to speculation that Cowboys owner Jerry Jones might be interested in Payton if he becomes available.

Jones said he has "a lot of faith" in coach Jason Garrett and has no idea if the Saints coach might be available next season. The league suspended Payton for the season for his role in the Saints' bounty scandal.

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