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Saints Postgame Notes

Posted Oct 7, 2012

QB Drew Brees sets NFL record for the most consecutive games with a touchdown pass

SAN DIEGO CHARGERS VS. NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7, 2012 ● MERCEDES-BENZ SUPERDOME

SAINTS POSTGAME NOTES

 

* Sunday’s victory was the 300th regular-season win in Saints’ franchise history. New Orleans is now 300-390-5 in its 46th season in the NFL.

* QB Drew Brees completed 29 of 45 passes for 370 yards, four touchdowns, one interception and a passer rating of 110.4.

* Brees’ 40-yard touchdown pass to WR Devery Henderson with 2:58 remaining in the first quarter extended his streak of consecutive games with a touchdown pass to 48, breaking a tie with Johnny Unitas for the longest streak in NFL history. Unitas’ record lasted 52 seasons.

* The record-setting touchdown pass was the 292nd of Brees’ career, moving him into sole possession of seventh place on the NFL’s career list for touchdown passes and breaking a tie with Warren Moon.

* In his 100th game as a Saint, Brees surpassed 30,000 yards passing in his Saints career on his third-quarter touchdown pass to WR Marques Colston. Brees now has 30,114 yards passing in a Saints uniform.

* Brees has 54 games of 300 yards or more in seven seasons as a Saint, including four this season.

* Brees has thrown at least one touchdown pass in 90 of his 100 starts.

* Brees extended his NFL-record streak of games with 20 or more completions to 41.

* Colston had nine receptions for 131 yards and tied a career-high with three touchdown receptions. He previously had three TD catches on Oct. 28, 2007, at San Francisco, which was also the last three-TD catch game for a Saint.

* Colston now sits atop the Saints’ all-time list for career touchdown receptions with 52. He entered Sunday one TD catch behind Joe Horn, but tied and later passed him. In touchdowns scored, Colston ranks third, trailing only Deuce McAllister (55) and Dalton Hilliard (53).

* Colston has 22 career 100-yard receiving games, including each of the last two weeks. It’s his first back-to-back 100-yard games since the 2011 season (11/21 vs. Seattle and 11/25 at Dallas).

* Henderson had a season-high eight receptions for 123 yards, his tenth career 100-yard game. He had six receptions through the first four games of the season.

* Henderson became the fifth player in Saints history to reach double figures in 100-yard receiving games, joining Horn (27), Colston (22), Eric Martin (18) and Danny Abramowicz (10).

* With Colston and Henderson each having at least eight receptions, 120 receiving yards and a touchdown, it’s the first time in franchise history two receivers have put up those numbers in the same game.

* WR Greg Camarillo had his first reception as a Saint on the team’s first offensive possession. Camarillo played against Carolina and Kansas City but did not have a catch. Camarillo finished with four receptions for 44 yards.

* DE Will Smith’s second-quarter sack was his second of the season and upped his career total to 63.5. His career sack total ranks fourth in franchise history.

* LB Curtis Lofton led the team with 10 tackles (nine solo), his fourth straight game reaching double figures in total tackles. Lofton’s third-quarter sack was his first as a Saint.

* S Roman Harper had his fifth career interception, but his first since 2010, in the fourth quarter.

* DE Martez Wilson’s game-clinching sack/fumble was his second career sack and his first career forced fumble and fumble recovery.

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