NEW ORLEANS SAINTS VS. WASHINGTON REDSKINS
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2012 ● MERCEDES-BENZ SUPERDOME
SAINTS POSTGAME NOTES
*Sunday marked the start of the 46th season in Saints franchise history. The team is now 16-30 on opening day. It’s the 32nd time, and the fourth time in the last five seasons, New Orleans has opened at home.
*The loss snapped an eight-game regular season winning streak for the Saints, dating back to 2011. It was the fourth-longest streak in franchise history.
*Brees’ first-quarter, 20-yard touchdown pass to TE
*Brees extended his NFL-record streak of consecutive 300-yard passing games to eight. Brees has 51 games of 300 yards or more in seven seasons as a Saint.
*Brees also extended his NFL-record streak of games with 20 or more completions to 36.
*Brees went over the 41,000-yard mark for his career in the fourth quarter and moved into 10th place on the NFL’s all-time passing list in Sunday’s game. Brees now has passed for 41,081 yards, moving past former Saint Kerry Collins into the all-time top 10.
*Graham, who set a franchise record in 2011 with 99 receptions and tied another record with 11 receiving touchdowns, picked up where he left off a year ago, catching six passes for 85 yards and a touchdown.
*On Sunday, Moore moved from 11th to ninth on the Saints’ all-time list for receiving yards with 2,903. He passed Donte’ Stallworth and Wes Chandler to crack the top 10.
*For the second consecutive season, the Saints scored a touchdown on the opponent’s first punt of the season. This year,
*Roby’s touchdown was his first since Nov. 15, 2009, when he returned a kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown at St. Louis.
*The last time the Saints blocked a punt and returned it for a touchdown was Nov. 17, 1991, against San Diego, when Frank Warren returned a blocked punt 37 yards for a TD. The most famous blocked punt/TD in franchise history occurred on Sept. 25, 2006 against Atlanta, when Steve Gleason blocked the punt and Curtis DeLoatch recovered the loose football in the end zone. (A recovery in the end zone is not a return.)
*In his first game as a Saint, LB