NEW ORLEANS SAINTS VS WASHINGTON REDSKINS
SUNDAY, NOV. 19, 2017 ● MERCEDES-BENZ SUPERDOME
SAINTS POSTGAME NOTES
• With the win, New Orleans moves to 8-2, its first eight-game winning streak since an eight-game winning streak to close out the 2011 regular season. At 8-2, the Saints have exceeded their win totals for each of the last three seasons and stand one full game ahead of the 7-3 Carolina Panthers in the NFC South division.
• With the win, New Orleans' improves its all-time record against Washington to 9-17. It was the Saints' first win against Washington since a 33-30 overtime victory at Fed-Ex Field on Dec. 6, 2009 and their first win against Washington in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome since a 20-3 victory on "Monday Night Football" on Nov. 23, 1992.
• The Saints now own a 13-15 record in overtime in the regular season with an additional overtime win in the 2009 NFC Championship Game vs. Minnesota. It was their first overtime victory since a 26-20 win over Dallas on Oct. 4, 2015 and their first overtime contest since a 34-28 loss to Tennessee on Nov. 8, 2015.
• The comeback from a 15-point deficit in the fourth quarter marked the first time the Saints have ever won a game in franchise history when they trailed by 15 or more points at any point in the fourth quarter.
•The Saints take on the Los Angeles Rams for a week 12 matchup on Nov. 26 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Kickoff is set for 3:25 p.m. CST. The game will be aired on CBS (WWL-4 in the New Orleans area).
•The Saints currently have a streak of 250 games without having been shut out, dating back to a 26-20 win at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sept. 6, 2002 at Raymond James Stadium, the longest running streak in the National Football League.
• New Orleans outgained Washington in total net yardage 535-456.
• New Orleans outrushed Washington 160-156.
• New Orleans outgained Washington in net passing yardage 375-300.
• Coach Sean Paytonhas 108 career victories (regular season and postseason) after Sunday's victory, he moved into sole possession of 40th place all-time in NFL record books for victories past Buddy Parker.
• QB Drew Breesappeared in his 243rd career contest moving him past Dan Marino into seventh place all-time in games played by a quarterback. Brees also started his 184th career game as a Saint, moving into sole possession of fifth place on the club's all-time games played list past DL Jim Wilks. Brees completed 29-of-41 passes (70.7 percent) for season-high 385 yards and a 106.2 passer rating. Brees recorded his 400th career touchdown as a Saint as he joins the company of Peyton Manning, Brett Favre, Tom Brady and Dan Marino as only the fifth quarterback to have 400 touchdown passes with a single team.
• It was the 37th career fourth quarter/overtime game-winning drive by Brees. In New Orleans' final two series' of regulation, where he helped the Saints offense produce 15 points, he completed 10-of-10 passes for 146 yards with both of his touchdown throws.
• It was Brees' 109th career 300-yard passing game and 57th career 350-yard passing game, both NFL records.
• RB Mark Ingramled the Saints in rushing with 11 carries for a season-high 134 yards with one touchdown. Ingram recorded the longest run of the game with a 36-yard touchdown run, moving him into sole possession of second place on the club's all-time rushing touchdowns list passing RB* alton Hilliard. Ingram also surpassed 5,000 career rushing yards becoming only the second Saint to do so, joining RB *Deuce McAllister. It was Ingram's 13th career 100-yard rushing game, as he moved past RB **Ricky Williams *to move into sole possession of third place all-time in club record books for 100-yard rushing games. With four, 100-yard rushing games in 2017, Ingram is tied with the 2014 season for the most by him in club record books. Ingram also added three catches for 21 yards for a game-high 155 total yards from scrimmage.
• RB Alvin Kamarahas now recorded a touchdown in his last four games. Kamara finished with eight carries for 42 yards. He also reeled in six catches for 74 yards and a touchdown. With the receiving touchdown, he tied WR Donte' Stallworth in becoming the second Saints rookie to score a touchdown in four straight games as a rookie. Stallworth did so in the first four games of 2002.
• TE Coby Fleener recorded five catches for 91 yards and the Saints longest reception, hauling in a 29-yard catch. Fleener now has surpassed 3,000 career receiving yards with a total of 3,072.
• TE Josh Hill recorded the first receiving touchdown for the Saints and his first touchdown of the season, reeling in a three-yard touchdown pass from Brees.
• WR Michael Thomasfinished with six catches for 91 yards.
• WR Tommylee Lewis recorded two punt returns for a total of 38 yards, including a 23-yard runback.
• WR Ted Ginn Jr. recorded six catches for 87 yards.
•DE Alex Okafor led the defensive line with six total tackles.
• DE Cameron Jordanplayed in his 106th consecutive game and overall, putting him in a tie for 40th place on the club's all-time games played list with DE Joe Johnson and G Jake Kupp. Jordan finished with four tackles and a sack. With eight sacks on the season, he becomes the only Saints to have at least 7.5 quarterback takedowns in six consecutive seasons, surpassing LB *Rickey Jackson, who did so in five consecutive seasons from 1983-87.
• CB P.J. Williamsrecorded eight tackles (six solo).
• Rookie CB Marcus Williams had a career and season-high seven tackles (six solo).
• SVonn Bellrecorded a season-high and a career-high with a game-high 13 tackles (ten solo) and a sack creating a 12-yard loss along with a forced fumble recovered by Washington.
• K Wil Lutznailed field goals of 52, 42, 29 and the game-winning 28-yard kick in overtime. It is his first game-winning kick of 2017 and the third of his two-year career.
• P Thomas Morsteadpunted three times for 119 yards (39.7 avg.) with all three punts landing inside the 20.