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Game notes: New Orleans Saints, Los Angeles Rams

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS AT LOS ANGELES RAMS

SUNDAY, SEPT. 15, 2019 ● LOS ANGELES MEMORIAL COLISEUM

SAINTS POSTGAME NOTES

• With the loss, the Saints move to 1-1 on the season.

• The loss drops Coach Sean Payton’s record against the Rams in the regular season to 4-5 and New Orleans’ all-time regular season record against the Rams moves to 34-42.

• Offensively, New Orleans racked up 244 yards with 187 passing yards and 57 rushing yards on the way to scoring nine points.

• It marks the first game New Orleans has failed to score a touchdown since Dec. 11, 2016 at Tampa Bay.

• Quarterback Drew Brees started his 266th career regular season game to move into a tie for 26th in NFL record books with Peyton Manning (1998-2015) and Julius Peppers (2002-18). Only Brett Favre (298), New England’s Tom Brady (268) have started more games .

• Brees left the game on the Saints’ third possession after injuring his right hand. He completed 3-of-5 passes for 28 yards with an interception.

• QB Teddy Bridgewater entered the game in the first quarter and completed 17-of-30 passes for 165 yards and 72.2 quarterback rating. Bridgewater led the Saints on three scoring drives resulting in three field goals from K Wil Lutz.

• Lutz played in his 50th career game and moved into 5th on the all-time club scoring list, passing K Garrett Hartley. Lutz now has 430 career points.

• WR Michael Thomas led the team in receiving with 89 yards on 10 receptions.

• RB Alvin Kamara led the team in rushing, gaining 45yards on 13 rushes. Kamara also caught one pass for 15 yards.

• WR Tre’Quan Smith recorded the Saint’s longest play from scrimmage on a 28-yard reception from Bridgewater. Smith finished with three catches for 49 yards.

• CB Eli Apple led the team in tackles with seven.

• LB Demario Davis started his 100th career game Sunday. Davis, S Vonn Bell, CB Marshon Lattimore, and LB A.J. Klein each recorded five tackles.

• Bell played in his 50th career game Sunday.

• DE Cameron Jordan played in his 130th career game, moving him into a tie with LB Joe Federspiel for 26th all-time in club record books. Jordan finished with five tackles, one fumble recovery, and one sack of Los Angeles QB Jared Goff. Jordan started his 115th consecutive game, surpassing G Jahri Evans (9/10/06-9/5/13) for sole possession of the second-longest games started streak in franchise record books.

• Jordan has five regular season sacks against the Rams, the most against a non-division opponent.

• Along with Jordan, DE Marcus Davenport recorded one sack.

• Playing in his 160th career game, Thomas Morstead punted five times for 244 yards (48.8 avg.) and three inside the 20-yard line.

• WR Deonte Harris returned three punts for 34 yards (11.3 avg.) and a long of 19.

• The Saints extended their NFL-leading streak to 274regular season games without being shut out. The streak dates back to Sept. 6, 2002 when New Orleansdefeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 26-20 at Raymond James Stadium.

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