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Drew Brees, Patrick Robinson lift Saints over Eagles

Drew Brees threw two touchdown passes, extending his NFL record streak to 51 games, and Patrick Robinson returned an interception 99 yards for a score to lead the New Orleans Saints to a much-needed 28-13 victory over Michael Vick and the reeling Philadelphia Eagles last night.

The Saints (3-5), bouncing back from a 34-14 loss at Denver, also got a 22-yard touchdown run from Chris Ivory.

Philadelphia (3-5) lost its fourth straight, which is sure to keep the heat on Vick and embattled coach Andy Reid.

Vick threw a 77-yard touchdown pass to DeSean Jackson in the third quarter, but that was about the only highlight for the visiting team.

The Eagles had first-and-goal four times and managed only two field goals by Alex Henery.

Colts' Pagano in remission

Colts head coach Chuck Pagano is winning his battle with leukemia.

Dr. Larry Cripe told The Associated Press that the illness which has sidelined Indy's head coach for more than a month was in "complete remission."

Jones has faith in Garrett

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones says he has "a lot of faith" in coach Jason Garrett and dismisses reports that he might be interested in bringing in Sean Payton next season.

Crennel no longer 'D' coach

Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel relieved himself of duties as defensive coordinator and put Gary Gibbs in that role. The Chiefs also waived cornerback Stanford Routt and signed defensive tackle Shaun Smith.

-- AP


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