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Saints won 52-49 to improve to 4-4

With the win, New Orleans improves to 4-4 on the season and 3-1 at home. The Saints return to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Sunday, Nov. 8 against the visiting Tennessee Titans. Kickoff is noon.

  • With the Saints improving to 4-4, today marks the first time that they sit at .500 or better since defeating Carolina on Oct. 30, 2014, when they also improved to 4-4.
  • Today's win extended New Orleans' winning streak to three games, marking the club's first three-game winning streak since Nov. 10-21, 2013.
  • New Orleans improved its all-time record against the Giants to 13-15 and extended its winning streak against the Giants in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome to four games.
  • New Orleans has improved their all-time regular season record at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome to 154-153.
  • New Orleans' 52 points is the second-most in franchise history, topped only by the 62 points on Oct. 23, 2011 against Indianapolis. The Saints have scored 51 on three other occasions. Three of the five 50-point games in Saints history have occurred since Sean Payton became head coach in 2006.
  • The 614 yards of total offense was the third-most in team history. All three games of 600 or more yards have occurred since 2011: the team-record 625 against Dallas on Nov. 10, 2013, and 617 against Carolina on Jan. 1, 2012.
  • New Orleans had 176 total yards in the first quarter, the most in a first quarter since accumulating 192 yards in the first quarter on Nov. 4, 2007 against Jacksonville.
  • The Saints scored 28 points in the first half on 331 total net yards of offense. It was the 14th time in franchise history that the Saints have scored at least 28 points in the first half and first time since Dec. 29, 2013 against Tampa Bay. It was the ninth time in franchise history that they've had at least 330 net yards in the first half and first since Nov. 24, 2014 against Baltimore.
  • The 101 points scored between the two clubs was tied for the third-most in NFL history. The record is 113 points, which occurred on Nov. 27, 1966 between the Giants (72) and Washington Redskins (41).
  • Watson posted nine catches for a career-high 147 yards and one touchdown, including a career-high 46-yard grab in the first quarter. It was the fourth 100-yard effort of his career and marked the first time that he has recorded two such games in a single season.
  • WR Marques Colston played in his 140th career game today, moving him into sole possession of 16th place on the club's all-time games played list, ahead of DE Will Smith (2004-12).
  • Colston had season highs of eight receptions for 114 yards, his 28th-career 100-yard receiving game. He tied Joe Horn for first place on the team's all-time list of 100-yard receiving games.
  • Colston's long reception of**a 53-yard TD was his longest catch since his 57-yard grab on Sept. 7, 2014 at Atlanta.
  • Colston now has 693 career receptions, moving ahead of former Atlanta Falcons WRTerance Mathisinto 45th on the NFL's all-time receptions list.
  • Colston now has 9,573 career receiving yards, moving into 49th place on the NFL's all-time receiving yardage list, moving ahead of former Giants wideoutAmani Toomer.
  • Colston posted his 69th career touchdown reception, moving him into a tie withBrandon Marshallfor 39th on the NFL's all-time receiving touchdowns list. Marshall and the New York Jets are playing Oakland late
  • Snead had seven catches for 76 yards, including the second and third touchdowns of his career. It was the first multi-touchdown game of his career. Snead also picked up a fumbled punt return by rookie RB/RSMarcus Murphy, which set the Saints up at the Giants 32-yard line for the game-winning kick after a facemask penalty.
  • WRBrandin Cooksplayed in his 18th career game today. He finished with 88 yards on six receptions, posting two touchdowns in a single game for the first time in his career. He also reached the 1,000-yard receiving mark for his career.
  • RBMark*Ingram* had 16 carries for a game-high 80 yards and caught four passes for 39 yards. He now has 33 receptions in 2015, setting a new career-high in just the eighth game of the season. Overall, Ingram has 118 carries for 530 yards with five touchdowns and 33 receptions for 274 yards for 804 total yards from scrimmage.
  • The New Orleans defense allowed the Giants to successfully convert only one-of-eight third down attempts (13%).
  • LB Ramon Humber, making the start in place of the injured Dannell Ellerbe, posted his third career sack and first since his takedown of Colin Kaepernick on Nov. 9, 2014.
  • LB Stephone Anthony led the team in tackles, finishing with 11 stops.
  • LB Kasim Edebali registered the fifth sack of his career and third of the 2015 season.
  • S Jairus Byrdhad three tackles, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery.
  • K Kai Forbath hit a game-winning career-long-tying 50-yard field goal. For his career, he is now 3-of-5 from 50 yards or more. He was also 7-for-7 on extra points.
  • P Thomas Morstead appeared in his 102nd career game, moving him into a tie with WR Joe Horn (2000-06) and DT Bruce Clark (1982-88) on the club's all-time games played list.
  • T Zach Strief appeared in his 133rd career game, moving him into a tie with LB Sam Mills (1986-94) for 22nd on the club's all-time games played list.
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