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Graham's 32-yard FG on final play lifts Saints to first road playoff win, 26-24 over Eagles

Philadelphia Eagles' Zach Ertz, center, celebrates with Riley Cooper after his touchdown during the second half of an NFL wild-card playoff football game against the New Orleans Saints, Saturday, Jan. 4, 2014, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Michael Perez)
January 04, 2014 - 8:27 PM

PHILADELPHIA - 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 third 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' defence slowed Chip Kelly's up-tempo offence just enough. New Orleans had been 0-5 in post-season 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.

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