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Game notes: New Orleans Saints vs Philadelphia Eagles

The Saints have scored at least 45 points in three consecutive games.

New Orleans Saints vs Philadelphia Eagles - Mercedes-Benz Superdome - Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018 - Saints postgame notes

  • With the win, New Orleans Saints start the regular season 9-1, giving them their fourth such win streak. The club had nine game winning streaks in 1987, 1990-91 and a 13-game winning streak to start the season in 2009.
  • The Saints return to action on Thursday in Mercedes-Benz Superdome when they face the Atlanta Falcons. The game will be nationally televised on NBC at 7:20 p.m. CT.
  • The win gave the Saints a 9-1 record, equaling a 9-1 start in 1991. The only better starts for the club would be their 13-0 start in 2009.
  • The Saints recorded their 13th winning season in franchise history with seven having taken place under Coach Sean Payton.
  • With the Saints win, Eagles Coach Doug Pederson became the 60th head coach Payton has defeated in 13 seasons and the 50th coach he has at least a .500 record against.
  • The Saints currently have a streak of 266 regular season games without having been shut out, dating back to a 26-20 win at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sept. 8, 2002 at Raymond James Stadium, the longest running streak in the NFL and the fifth-longest all-time.
  • The New Orleans defense held the Eagles offense to only 15 total net yards through their first three possessions.
  • The game marked the first time the Saints have scored at least 45 points in three consecutive games.
  • The 41-point victory is the largest win against a defending Super Bowl champion in the Super Bowl era. It is also the first time the Saints have defeated a defending Super Bowl champion since a 17-14 win at Tampa Bay on Nov. 2, 2003.
  • The Saints offense tallied a season-high 544 total net yards.
  • The Saints defense allowed only 196 total net yards, 58 rushing and 138 passing.
  • The Saints defense held the Eagles to 3-for-10 (30 percent) on third down.
  • QB Drew Brees became the first Saint to play in 200 games for the club as he completed 22-of-30 passes for a total of 363 yards, four touchdowns and a 153.2 passer rating. Brees played in his 259th career game today, moving him into a tie for 33rd all-time in NFL record books with Lee Johnson and Jackie Slater. Brees has thrown for at least 25 touchdown passes in 12 seasons, the third-most in the NFL. With four touchdowns Sunday, he joined Tom Brady in a tie for second all-time behind Peyton Manning. Brees played in his 200th game as a Saint, the only player to do so in franchise history. Brees' three-yard TD pass to Austin Carr marked the 49th Saints player to record a touchdown catch from Brees. Brees has now thrown a touchdown to 64 players in his career. The game marked Brees' 34th four touchdown pass game and his 156th multi-touchdown game. Brees also has 114 300-yard games and 61 350-yard games. Brees also now has 23 career games with four touchdowns passes and zero interceptions, including two this season, surpassing New England's Tom Brady (22) for the most such games in NFL history.
  • RB Mark Ingram played in his 100th career game. Ingram finished with 103 yards on 16 carries with two touchdowns, posting his first back-to-back 100-yard performances since Oct. 15-22, 2017. Ingram has 53 career touchdowns, passing Jimmy Graham for fourth in the club record books, taking over sole possession of third place. Ingram has 324 career points, moving him past Hilliard for eighth place in the club's record books.
  • RB Alvin Kamara finished with 71 yards rushing on 13 carries and a 37-yard touchdown catch from Brees. Kamara, who had 826 receiving yards and 728 rushing yards as a rookie last season, with 37 receiving yards, Kamara became the fourth player in NFL history with both 500 rushing yards and 500 receiving yards in each of his first two seasons, joining Edgerrin James, Herschel Walker and Abner Haynes. Kamara has also set a career-high for touchdowns with 15, marking the third-highest single-season total in club history.
  • WR Michael Thomas finished with one touchdown on four catches for 92 receiving yards. Thomas became the first player in Saints history to record 1,000 yards receiving in each of his first three seasons. With Thomas' one touchdown catch, he moved into sole possession of 11th in the franchise book, moving past tight end Hoby Brenner with 22 career touchdowns.
  • WR Austin Carr recorded his first career touchdown, hauling in a three-yard touchdown pass from Brees.
  • WR Tre'Quan Smith recorded his fourth touchdown as a Saint, hauling in a 15-yard touchdown pass from Brees. Smith finished with a career-high 157 yards on 10 receptions.
  • DE Cameron Jordan started in his 121st consecutive game Sunday, having never missed a game, moving him into a tie with running back Fred McAfee for 29th on the club's all-time games played list.
  • DE Sheldon Rankins recorded his sixth sack of the season, taking down Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz for a 10-yard loss.
  • DE Alex Okafor recorded his third sack of the season.
  • LB Craig Robertson recorded the Saints' third sack, creating a five-yard loss.
  • CB Marshon Lattimore recorded his first interception of the season, picking off Wentz in the first quarter. Lattimore led the Saints defense with four total tackles and two passes defensed.
  • S Chris Banjo recorded a career-high two interceptions. He finished with two passes defensed, one special teams tackle and the two picks.
  • K Wil Lutz nailed both field-goal attempts and converted six extra points. Lutz recorded a franchise record 31st straight games with a field goal (18th straight made field goal). With 12 points today, Lutz has reached 100 points for a third consecutive season.
  • P Thomas Morstead punted two times for 99 total yards (49.5 avg.) with a long of 50 yards. Morstead has played in 152 career games, moving him into 12th place in club record books

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