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Seahawks will face Saints in Saturday's playoff game

Seahawks will face Saints in Saturday's playoff game
New Orleans Saints' Lance Moore (16) celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Shayne Graham, signed by the Saints just over two weeks ago, kicked a 32-yard field goal on the final play Saturday night to give New Orleans its first road playoff victory, 26-24 over the Philadelphia Eagles.

Graham's fourth field goal sent the Saints (12-5) to Seattle for next Saturday's divisional playoff game against the NFC's top seed. The Seahawks routed the Saints 34-7 during the season.

Drew Brees threw for a touchdown, Mark Ingram rushed for 97 yards and another score, and the Saints' defense slowed Chip Kelly's up-tempo offense just enough. New Orleans had been 0-5 in postseason games outside of the Big Easy since entering the league in 1967.

Philadelphia wound up 10-7 in Kelly's first year as coach. He guided them from worst to first in the NFC East, but they were only 4-5 at home.

The Saints victory also means the winner of the Green Bay/San Francisco game Sunday will travel to Carolina to face the Panthers.
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