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New Orleans Saints vs Cincinnati Bengals: notebook

The Saints fell to 4-6

Sunday's 27-10 loss was the Saints' second straight and dropped New Orleans to 4-6 on the season. The Saints will play host to the Baltimore Ravens on Monday night, Nov. 24, to close out a three-game home stand.

QB Drew Brees completed 33 of 41 passes for 255 yards and a touchdown. It was the 42nd time in his career Brees has completed at least 30 passes, extending his own NFL record.

In the second quarter, Brees became only the fourth player in NFL history to reach 54,000 career passing yards. With 54,152 career yards, Brees joins Brett Favre (71,718), Peyton Manning (68,265 including Sunday) and Dan Marino (61,361) on the list of those with at least 54,000 yards.

Brees moved back into sole possession of fourth place on the NFL's career passing touchdown list with 382. He entered Sunday tied for fourth with Tom Brady, who plays Sunday night.

Brees appeared in his 137th game as a Saint, moving into sole possession of 16th place on the club's all-time games played list.

Though RB Mark Ingram had his streak of three consecutive 100-yard rushing games snapped, he did set a career high with seven receptions. Ingram's previous career best was three catches.

RB Brian Leonard made his Saints debut and caught a 15-yard pass from Brees. Leonard became the 69th different player to catch a pass from Brees in the quarterback's career.

WR Marques Colston had four receptions for 56 yards and moved up two spots to No. 62 on the NFL's career receiving yards list with 8,873. Colston passed Terry Glenn and Mark Duper on the all-time list on Sunday.

WR Kenny Stills' touchdown catch on the first play of the fourth quarter was his second TD reception of the season and seventh in 25 games as a Saint.

G Jahri Evans appeared in the 136th game of his career, putting him in a tie for 17th place on the club's all-time games played list with former Saints S Tommy Myers.

T Zach Strief appeared in his 119th career game, moving him into sole possession of 28th on the club's all-time games played list.

The Saints have scored a touchdown in 139 consecutive regular-season games, the third-longest streak in NFL history. The Saints' streak began with the last game of the 2005 season. The Cleveland Browns (166, 1957-69) and San Diego Chargers (151, 2002-10) are the only teams with longer streaks.

NT Brodrick Bunkley started the 100th game of his NFL career.

ILB Curtis Lofton, who led the Saints with 11 total tackles, played in his 106th consecutive game, breaking a tie with Green Bay's Julius Peppers on the active list of most consecutive games played among NFL linebackers. Lofton has never missed a game in his NFL career.

OLB Parys Haralson had the Saints' only sack on Sunday. Haralson has had a sack in two consecutive games and three of the last five games.

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