New Orleans shrugs off history in road win over Eagles

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Mark Ingram (22) led a revitalized New Orleans rushing attack that ground down the Eagles' defense.

Mark Ingram (22) led a revitalized New Orleans rushing attack that ground down the Eagles' defense.

But Payton also told his team something else last week: "You carry your history," meaning that the 2013 Saints don't have to be what anything in the past says they are. As a symbol of that, Saints owner Tom Benson received a game ball in the locker room, honoring the club's first playoff road win. Now, how many more can they get?