New Orleans' six-play, 82-yard drive to open the game with a five-yard touchdown by RB Darren Sprolesmarked the first time this season that the Saints scored on their opening drive. On that opening drive, QB *Drew Brees passed for 70 yards and surpassed *Fran Tarkenton *(47,003) for sixth place on the NFL's all-time passing yardage list.
*QB Drew Brees completed 30 of 39 passes for 413 yards, four touchdowns, zero interceptions and a 144.5 passer rating. It was Brees' 10th career 400-yard passing game – which ranks second in NFL history behind Dan Marinowith 13 – and the 10th-highest single-game passing yardage total in franchise history.
*Brees now has 4,146 career completions, surpassing John Elwayto move into fourth place all-time in NFL record books.
Brees is now tied with Joe Montanafor the third longest win streak (nine) by a starting quarterback on Monday Night Football with only *Steve Young (10) and *Ken Stabler *(11) ahead of him.
*Tonight's game marked the ninth consecutive game that Brees has thrown for at least 300 yards, tying the NFL record that he first set between the 2011 and 2012 seasons.
*Brees' multiple-touchdown pass game was the 102nd of his career, surpassing Tarkenton by moving into sole possession of fifth place all-time. Brees trails only Brett Favre (159), Peyton Manning (139), Dan Marino (127) and Tom Brady (110).
*Brees completed at least 20 passes for the 55th consecutive game, extending his own NFL record, and topped the 200-yard passing mark for the 35th straight game. It was the tenth straight game he had 25 or more completions, tying his own NFL record.
*Brees passed for 300 or more yards for the 71st time in his career. Only Peyton Manning (76) has more 300-yard games in NFL history.