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Saints-Seahawks Postgame Notes

Posted Jan 8, 2011

Brees throws for over 400 yards


NFC Wild Card Playoff, New Orleans Saints at Seattle Seahawks ‚óŹ Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011

Saints Postgame Notes


  • QB Drew Brees completed 39 of 60 passes for 404 yards, two touchdowns and a 95.4 passer rating. His completions were an NFL postseason single-game record and it was the 15th postseason 400-yard passing game in postseason record books.
  • The Saints rolled up a total of 474 yards, a club playoff record. Their 32 first downs, 22, passing, were also club postseason records
  • The Saints drove 52 yards in eight plays for a touchdown on their first offensive possession. It is the tenth time overall this season the Saints have scored on their first drive (seven TD, three FG).
  • Going back to the start of the 2009 season, the Saints have scored on their first offensive possession 20 times (14 TD, six FG) in 36 games (including playoffs).
  • Facing his former team, RB Julius Jones carried 15 times for 59 yards with two touchdowns and had six receptions for 61 yards, giving him a club-best 120 yards from scrimmage. His five-yard touchdown run was the first touchdown by an NFL player against a team that had cut him in the same season. He added a four-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter and his 33-yard screen pass reception helped move the Saints deep into Seahawks territory, helping set up a field goal.
  • WR Devery Henderson led the Saints in receiving with seven receptions for 71 yards, including a fourth quarter touchdown grab. He also had a club-long 40-yard reception.
  • WR Marques Colston had four receptions for 66 yards. A first half, 30-yard grab was a postseason career-best.
  • LBs Jonathan Vilma and Jo-Lonn Dunbar tied for the team lead with seven tackles apiece.
  • LB Scott Shanle added a fourth quarter sack to go with six tackles (three solo).
  • CB Jabari Greer had a first quarter ten-yard interception return, the first of his career in postseason, to go with three solo tackles.