Indianapolis - A fake field goal sparked a 20-point scoring outburst for the New Orleans Saints and they entered halftime Sunday leading the Indianapolis Colts 20-0 at Lucas Oil Stadium.
On fourth-and-9 from the 26-yard line holder Luke McCown and kicker Kai Forbath lined up for what would have been a 44-yard field goal. McCown took the snap, rolled to his left and hit tight end Ben Watson with a 25-yard completion to the 1-yard line. Running back Khiry Robinson bulled in from a yard out for the score.
On the next play from scrimmage, rookie linebacker Stephone Anthony intercepted Colts quarterback Andrew Luck at the 23-yard line. The Saints cashed in on that turnover when Robinson scored from 6 yards out.
On the ensuing kickoff Colts returner Griff Whalen fumbled and Saints defensive back Kyle Wilson receovred at the Saints' 27. Quarterback Drew Brees hit tight end Michael Hoomanawanui with a 16-yard scoring strike. Forbath's extra-point attempt missed. The Saints scored three touchdowns in fewer than five minutes.
Brees was 16 of 26 for 130 yards in the half with Brandin Cooks as his top target with four receptions for 31 yards. Mark Ingram was the team's leading rusher with seven carries for 85 yards.
Defensive end Cameron Jordan had two sacks in the half as the Colts had 131 yards of offense. Jordan now has five sacks in October, the first time he's had that many in a month.
Wilson picked off Luck at the goal line in the closing seconds of the first half to end a Colts scoring threat.