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Photos from the New Orleans Saints vs Tennessee Titans game. Photos by Michael C. Hebert. (New Orleans Saints photos)

  • With the loss, New Orleans falls to 4-5 and 3-2 at home. The Saints return to action on Sunday, Nov. 15 as they visit FedExField to play the Washington Redskins. Kickoff is noon.
  • This was New Orleans' second overtime game this season, with the first one being a 26-20 victory over the Dallas Cowboys on Oct. 4. The Saints now own a 12-15 record in overtime in the regular season with an additional overtime win in the 2009 NFC championship game vs. Minnesota.
  • New Orleans' all-time record against Tennessee falls to 5-8-1.
  • New Orleans' all-time regular season record at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome falls to 154-154.
  • QB Drew Breesmade his 151st career start as a Saint and played in his 151st career game in Black and Gold, moving him into a tie with G/T Jim Dombwoskifor ninth place on the club's all-time games played list.
  • Brees was 28-of-39 for 387 yards, with three touchdowns, a rushing touchdown, one interception and a 118.4 passer rating. It was Brees' 92nd career game of 300 yards or more, one behind Peyton Manning for most career games of at least 300 yards.
  • Brees made his 77th consecutive start at home. With his 10-yard touchdown pass to TE Josh Hill in the first quarter, Brees extended his streak with at least one touchdown pass at home to 51, extending his NFL record.
  • With the touchdown connection with Hill, Brees extended his streak of at least one touchdown pass to 44 games, good for fifth-best in league history.
  • On his third touchdown pass, a one-yard throw to TE Michael Hoomanawanui, Brees registered his 10th touchdown pass over his last two games, tying a career-high for most touchdown passes over a two-game span. The all-time record for total touchdowns in back-to-back games is 12, set by Ben Roethlisberger last season (Oct.26 – Nov. 2, 2014).
  • Brees followed up his seven-touchdown performance last week against the Giants with a three-score game, joining Y.A. Tittle and Nick Foles as the only quarterbacks in history to throw at least three touchdowns following a game in which they threw seven touchdowns.
  • In the second quarter, Brees scored on a QB sneak to put the Saints up 20-10, recording the 14th rushing touchdown of his career and first since his Oct. 30, 2014 at Carolina.
  • WR Willie Snead tallied a career-high-tying six receptions for a game-high 95 yards.
  • WR Brandin Cooksfinished with 71 yards and one touchdown on four receptions.
  • TE Benjamin Watson caught five passes for 60 yards, including a 19-yard catch in the second quarter that marked the 400th of his career.
  • WR Brandon Coleman caught two passes for a career-high 58 yards, including a career-long-tying 30-yard reception in the first quarter.
  • RB Mark Ingram rushed for 54 yards on 22 attempts, while adding 42 yards on four receptions.
  • Hoomanawanui's touchdown reception was the sixth of his career and second as a Saint.
  • DT John Jenkins posted a game-high 10 tackles, also tying a career-high.
  • LB Michael Mauti, receiving the first start of his three-year NFL career, finished with a career-high 10 tackles.
  • In the closing seconds of the second quarter, LB David Hawthorne forced a fumble of RB Dexter McCluster; it was the seventh forced fumble of his career and his second over the past three games.
  • DE Obum Gwachamrecovered the fumble, the first of his career. He also posted his first career tackle.
  • Safeties Kenny Vaccaro and Jairus Byrd each tied for the team lead in tackles with Jenkins, with each finishing with 10 tackles.
  • P Thomas Morsteadappeared in his 103rd career game, moving him into a tie with DT Elex Pricefor 44th on the club's all-time games played list. He punted four times for 183 yards with a 45.8 gross punting average and a 42.8 net with two punts inside the 20-yard line and a long of 49 yards.        T Zach Striefappeared in his 134th career game, moving him into a tie with TE John Ticeand QB Archie Manningfor 20th on the club's all-time games played list.
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