Just alive, though? You can give them that.
The book might not be closed, but the Saints (3-5) remain an atrocious defensive outfit. They surrendered 221 rushing yards to the Eagles, who managed just six points on four trips inside the Saints' 10-yard line. Steve Spagnuolo's defense deserves credit for tightening up in the red zone, but Philadelphia's scary-bad offensive line is equally responsible. Just ask Marcus Vick.