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New Orleans Saints vs New York Jets: Notebook

Posted Nov 3, 2013

Drew Brees topped the 200-yard passing mark for the 39th straight game

*With the loss, the Saints fell to 6-2 on the season and 6-6 all-time against the New York Jets. The Saints will return home next Sunday to face off against the Dallas Cowboys at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Sunday Night Football. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. CT.

*QB Drew Brees completed 30-of-51 passes for 382 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions.

*Brees’ multiple-touchdown pass game was the 106th of his career. Brees trails only Brett Favre (159), Peyton Manning (142), Marino (127) and Tom Brady (110).

*Brees topped the 200-yard passing mark for the 39th straight game.
*Breesand guard Jahri Evans appeared in their 119th games today as Saints, moving them into sole possession of 25th on the club’s all-time list, surpassing safety Brett Maxieand defensive end Charles Grant.

*WRLance Moore enjoyed his most productive game of the season with six receptions for 60 yards.

*WRRobert Meachemgot the start and posted four receptions for 93 yards, his largest output of the season, including a second quarter 60-yard reception.

*RBPierre Thomas carried six times for 24 yards and also had seven receptions for 66 yards, including a third quarter gain for 25 yards to set up a field goal.

*RB Travaris Cadet handled kickoff return duties, bringing back 3 kicks for 61 yards and also downed a punt at the Jets four-yard line on the final play of the first quarter.

*TE Jimmy Graham had nine receptions for 116 yards, including a first quarter 51-yard touchdown and a second quarter 10-yard scoring grab. It was Graham’s eighth career two-touchdown contest. Graham’s 33 touchdowns including the postseason since 2011 are the highest total by a tight end. Graham has 10 touchdowns halfway through the season.

*ILBDavid Hawthorne had a first quarter sack of Jets QB Geno Smith. Hawthorne finished with five solo tackles, eight total.

*ILBCurtis Lofton finished with 12 tackles (seven solo). He passed the 800 tackle mark as he now has 805 for his six-year career.

*OLBJunior Galetterecorded his fourth sack of the season in the third quarter to get the Saints defense off the field on a third down play.

*K Garrett Hartley kicked a career-long 55-yard field goal in the third quarter to put the Saints within six points, adding a 43-yard make in the fourth quarter to bring the game back within six.

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