PHILADELPHIA EAGLES VS. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2012 ● MERCEDES-BENZ SUPERDOME
SAINTS POSTGAME NOTES
* With the win, New Orleans improves to 3-5 heading into their Week ten contest against the Atlanta Falcons at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, which will be regionally televised on FOX at noon CST on Sunday.
* The win extends New Orleans’ win streak on Monday Night Football to eight games, the NFL’s longest active streak. The last team to win at least eight straight was the San Francisco 49ers from 1996-99.
* The win extends New Orleans’ win streak in the month of November, dating back to 2009, to 12 games.
* QB Drew Brees completed 21 of 27 passes for 239 yards with two touchdowns and a 128.2 passer rating. Brees extended his NFL-record streak of games with 20 or more completions to 44.
* Brees’ one-yard touchdown pass to WR Marques Colston in the second quarter extended his NFL-record streak of consecutive games with a touchdown pass to 51.
* Brees has thrown at least one touchdown pass in 93 of his 103 starts as a Saint and has 93 multiple-TD games in his NFL career, the third-most among active NFL quarterbacks.
* RB Chris Ivory enjoyed his first action of the season and carried 10 times for a team-best 48 yards, including a second quarter 22-yard touchdown run.
* RB Mark Ingram got his first start of 2012 and led New Orleans in rushing with seven carries for 44 yards, including a season-high 23-yard run in the second quarter. Ingram also had two receptions for 23 yards.
* RB Pierre Thomas was also extremely productive, rushing six times for 44 yards and recording two receptions for 26 yards. Thomas also had a 38-yard kickoff return.
* With his second-quarter touchdown grab, Colston now has 54 career touchdowns, as he surpassed RB Dalton Hilliard for sole possession of second place on the club’s all-time list for touchdowns.
* WR Lance Moore had two receptions for 61 yards. Moore had a season-long first quarter 38-yard reception and in the third quarter had a 23-yard third down reception that kept alive a touchdown drive.
* Moore now has 3,277 receiving yards for his career, as he surpassed TE Henry Childs to move into eighth place on the club’s all-time list.
* TE Jimmy Graham led New Orleans in receiving, recording a season-high eight catches for 72 yards. His third quarter six-yard touchdown reception gave New Orleans a 27-13 lead.
* Graham now has 21 career touchdown receptions, moving into a tie for second place all-time among Saints tight ends with Hoby Brenner and into a tie for tenth with Brenner overall in the club’s all-time list for receiving touchdowns.
* CB Patrick Robinson’s 99-yard interception return for a touchdown in the first quarter tied the Saints franchise record for longest interception return in team history. S Darren Sharper also had a 99-yard return for a touchdown against the New York Jets on October 4, 2009. It was Robinson’s first career touchdown.
* Robinson’s score was the first defensive touchdown by the Saints since a 30-yard fumble return by S Malcolm Jenkins vs. Atlanta on Dec. 26, 2011 (also on Monday night) and the first interception return for a touchdown by the Saints since CB Leigh Torrence’s 42-yard return vs. Indianapolis on Oct. 23, 2011.
* S Malcolm Jenkins led the team with 13 tackles (seven solo).
* The Saints defense finished with seven sacks of Eagles QB Michael Vick, the most by a New Orleans defense since Oct. 13, 2002, when the Saints also had seven sacks at Washington.
* DE Cameron Jordan had a career-high three sacks among his six tackles. Jordan, who also had a forced fumble, is the first Saint with at least three sacks in a game since Charles Grant on Sept. 26, 2004, at St. Louis.
* DE Will Smith posted two sacks, tying his career-high. It was the ninth time in Smith’s career he’s posted two sacks.