Saints beat Eagles, but late push not enough for playoffs

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The New Orleans Saints did their part, beating the Philadelphia Eagles 20-10 for their third straight win. New Orleans has won three straight, an impressive late-season push under first-year coach Dennis Allen. But it wasn’t enough to get the Saints into the playoffs. New Orleans was eliminated from wild-card contention later Sunday when Green Bay beat Minnesota. The Saints are 7-9. They also got no help from Carolina, which lost to Tampa Bay and handed the Buccaneers the NFC South title. Cameron Jordan had three sacks for the Saints against the Eagles, becoming the franchise leader with 115 1/2 sacks.

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