Former Buckeyes Michael Thomas, Marshon Lattimore have huge days in Saints' win over Eagles
Michael Thomas is the most unstoppable receiver in the NFL. And on Sunday, the Saints used his unbelievable talent to defeat the Eagles in the NFC Divisional round of the playoffs.
Thomas had 12 receptions for 171 yards and a touchdown as New Orleans posted a 20-14 victory over Philadelphia. His most important catch came late in the third quarter, when he hauled in a two-yard pass from Drew Brees for a touchdown. That score gave the Saints their first lead of the game at 17-14.
It ended up the game-winning score.
— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) January 14, 2019
Thomas didn’t do it alone, though, getting help from another former Buckeye. Defensive back Marshon Lattimore recorded two interceptions in Sunday’s game — including the one that sealed the victory for New Orleans.
Lattimore recorded the first interception of his postseason career. He’s registered four picks on the season and nine for his career.
NEW ORLEANS BUCKEYES.
Marshon Lattimore makes his second interception of the game to seal a win for the Saints.pic.twitter.com/FMWWzl0qqH
— Eleven Warriors (@11W) January 14, 2019
The Saints will now play the Los Angeles Rams next week with a trip to Super Bowl LIII on the line.
Thomas appeared in all 16 regular season games for the Saints this season, recording 125 catches for 1,405 yards and nine touchdowns. He averaged 11.2 yards per catch.
In Sunday’s game against the Eagles, Thomas averaged 14.3 yards per catch.