Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints picked up a much-needed win.
For Michael Vick and the Philadelphia Eagles, more misery.
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 Saints to a 28-13 home win over the reeling Eagles on Monday night.
New Orleans (3-5), which bounced back from a dismal 34-14 loss at Denver, also got a 22-yard touchdown run from Chris Ivory.
The Eagles (3-5) lost their fourth in a row, 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 which saw Vick sacked seven times.
Not that they didn’t have their chances. Philadelphia had first-and-goal four times and managed only two Alex Henery field goals.
Brees kept his record touchdown streak going, hooking up with Marques Colston on a 1-yard scoring pass and Jimmy Graham from 6 yards out.
The Saints quarterback completed 21 of 27 passes for 239 yards.
Ivory, a former Washington State Cougars running back, teamed with Pierre Thomas and Mark Ingram to rush for 136 yards.
PAYTON A FREE AGENT?
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones dismissed speculation that he might be interested in suspended Saints coach Sean Payton, and Jones had no idea if Payton might be available next season.
Payton was suspended for the season by the NFL for his role in the bounty scandal. The league has taken issue with a clause in the contract extension he agreed to more than a year ago, which was to have kept him in New Orleans through 2015.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, speaking to reporters before the Cowboys lost to the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday night, said he does not know if Payton might become a coaching free agent after the season.
The NFL said Monday that a 30-yard touchdown run by Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams against the Washington Redskins should not have counted because of an inadvertent whistle.
The Jaguars re-signed guard Steve Vallos and waived running back Keith Toston.Also, linebacker Brandon Marshall signed to the practice squad. … Colts coach Chuck Pagano, who has been in treatment for leukemia, is in “complete remission” according to his physician. … The Ravens’ game at the Steelers will remain on Sunday, Nov. 18, and will not be exchanged as part of TV’s flexible scheduling, … Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel sacked himself as defensive coordinator, and will focus on the struggling offense, while cornerback Stanford Routt was waived and defensive tackle Shaun Smith signed.