NFL Divisional Playoffs: A closer look (The SportsXchange) (Yahoo Sports)

The NFL’s well-rested and top-seeded bye teams join the playoffs next weekend with the NFC’s No. 1 Seattle Seahawks hosting the New Orleans Saints and the AFC’s No. 1 Denver Broncos playing a historically rude guest and West Division rival San Diego. Click to read the original Saints article by Yahoo Sports – NFL – ..

New Orleans Saints beat Eagles for road playoff win

It was a game that came down to the final kick, but the Saints were clearly the better team on this night. They won the time of possession battle (34:53 to 25:07) and outgained the Eagles, 434-256. New Orleans was particularly effective on the ground … Click to read the original Saints article by buzz: ..

Saints running game, run defense had championship look in Philly (Bayou Buzz)

NEW ORLEANS — Run the ball plus stop the run equals championship football. The New Orleans Saints did both extremely well Saturday night in sub-freezing temperatures at Lincoln Financial Field, edging the Philadelphia Eagles 26-24 on Shayne Graham’s 32-yard field goal as time expired. It’s why the Saints are still on the playoff road to ..

Payton encouraged by Saints’ road playoff win

With a trip to Seattle looming, the New Orleans Saints gained more confidence from the first road playoff win in franchise history than Saturday’s 26-24 margin at Philadelphia indicated. Before kicker Shayne Graham connected on a 32-yard field goal as time ran out, the Saints dominated the Eagles statistically. ”Certainly when you watch the tape, ..