NEW ORLEANS – Drew Brees threw two touchdown passes, extending his NFL record streak to 51 games, and Patrick Robinson returned an interception 99 yards for a touchdown to lead the New Orleans Saints to a 28-13 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday.
Robinson took a tipped pass for a New Orleans touchdown, tying the record for the longest interception return in franchise history.
Brees threw a 1-yard scoring pass to Marques Colston late in the first half, then tacked on a 6-yard touchdown to Jimmy Graham in the third quarter after the Eagles had cut a 21-3 halftime deficit to 21-13.
Chris Ivory, playing for the first time this year, scored for the Saints on a 22-yard run.
New York Jets coach Rex Ryan and several of his players are among thousands of New Jersey residents still without power in their homes in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.
Ryan said Monday as the team returned from its bye week that his home in Summit, N.J., has yet to get power back. He recognizes he is in the same situation as others in the area recovering from the hurricane.
Wide receiver Chaz Schilens is among the players who had no power. Schilens stayed in the area during the bye and was relieved that the Jets had generators to run their practice complex in Florham Park, N.J. His power returned Friday.
I actually came in here, he said. I was thankful this place had power and thankful I had a place to go. It was great to have it open, and they had food here.
Colts game moved
Baltimore’s game at Pittsburgh will remain on Sunday night Nov. 18, but the Colts game at New England that day will have a new starting time.
The league said Indianapolis’ game with the Patriots, matching quarterbacks Andrew Luck and Tom Brady, would move from 1 to 4:25 p.m. on CBS.
Dismissing speculation that he might be interested in suspended Saints coach Sean Payton, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said he has a lot of faith in coach Jason Garrett and has no idea whether Payton might be available next season.
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.
Around the league
Jacksonville will be without running back Maurice Jones-Drew, out with a sprained left foot, for Thursday night’s game against Indianapolis. Minnesota wide receiver Percy Harvin was using crutches the day after suffering a sprained left ankle and was pessimistic about playing Sunday against Detroit. Kansas City coach Romeo Crennel relieved himself of duties as defensive coordinator.