Nov 5, 2012 22:53 Defense, running game lead Saints to a 28-13 victory against Eagles Defense, running game lead Saints to a 28-13 victory against Eagles New Orleans Saints running back Pierre Thomas (23) carries against Philadelphia Eagles outside linebacker Mychal Kendricks (95) during the second half of an NFL football game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Monday, Nov. 5, 2012. (AP Photo/Bill Feig) Advocate story Nov. 05, 2012 Comments The Saints defense and running game, two things that had been mostly nonexistent for this season, sparked the team to a 28-13 victory against Philadelphia in the Mercedez Benz Superdome on Monday. The Saints' Patrick Robinson intercepted a pass from Eagles quarterback Michael Vick and returned it 99 yards for a touchdown. The Saints also had seven sacks and recovered a fumble in the fourth quarter. New Orleans (3-5) had three running backs, Chris Ivory, Pierre Thomas and Mark Ingram, each rush for more than 40 yards. Saints quarterback Drew Brees completed 21 of 27 passes for 239 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions.