*New Orleans’ record drops to 10-4 on the season. The Saints will battle the Carolina Panthers (10-4) for first place in the NFC South for the second time in three weeks on December 22, with next week’s matchup at Bank of America Stadium. Kickoff is at 12:00 p.m. CST.
*QB Drew Brees completed 39 of 56 passes for 393 yards and a five-yard touchdown pass to WR Marques Colston. Brees also had a one-yard touchdown rush up the middle.
*Brees appeared in his 125th career game as a Saint today, moving him into 22nd place on the club’s all-time list for games played.
*Brees tied his career-high with 39 completions. Brees last completed on 39 throws at Denver on September 21, 2008.
*Colston caught eight passes for a team-leading 92 yards, including a third quarter 23-yard grab and a fourth quarter touchdown reception.
*With the touchdown reception, Brees and Colston moved into a tie for seven all-time in league history with 63 touchdowns by the quarterback-receiver combination.
*WR Lance Moore hauled in six receptions for 78 yards, including a 30-yard catch in the fourth quarter.
*WR Kenny Stills had four receptions for 47 yards.
*RB Darren Sproles had seven carries for a team-high 24 yards and eight receptions for 38 yards.
*RB Pierre Thomas had seven receptions for 62 yards and also got a first down on a fourth-and-one rush as part of eight carries for 21 yards.
*RB Mark Ingram had two receptions for 39 yards, including a third quarter 23-yard reception.
*ILB David Hawthorne led the defense with 10 solo tackles.