*The Saints clinched a third consecutive winning season for only the second time in franchise history. The other stretch of three straight winning seasons came from 1987-89.
*The Saints improved to 6-0 at home for only the second time in franchise history (2009).
*New Orleans did not commit a turnover for the third consecutive game. The Saints are now 19-0 under head coach Sean Payton when not committing a turnover.
*Brees has passed for 4,031 yards this season – his sixth straight 4,000-yard season – and became the first quarterback in NFL history to top the 4,000-yard mark in his team’s first 12 games of the season. He is only the second quarterback (Peyton Manning, 1999-2004) to throw for 4,000 yards in six consecutive seasons.
*Brees upped his season touchdown pass total to 30, becoming the second quarterback in NFL history to have four consecutive seasons of 30 or more TD passes, joining Brett Favre (1994-98) in that group.
*Brees has nine 300-yard passing games and eight games with a passer rating of 100 or better this season. In his six years with the Saints, Brees has 46 300-yard games and 44 games with a passer rating of 100 .
*Brees has thrown a touchdown pass in 39 consecutive games, the second-longest streak in NFL history. Johnny Unitas holds the NFL record of 47.
*Brees also extended his NFL-record streak of games with 20 or more completions to 32.
*Meachem’s TD catch was the 22nd of his career, breaking a tie with former Saints TE Hoby Brenner for ninth place on the franchise’s career list for receiving TDs.
*Moore has five TD catches in his last five games. Prior to that, he had just one TD reception this season.
*The Lions’ second-quarter touchdown was the first TD allowed by the Saints defense in the first half since Week 8 at St. Louis. In three games in November, the Saints held opponents to 12 points in the first half, all on field goals.