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Saints play the Houston Texans on Nov. 29 at noon


With the loss, the Saints fall to 4-6 on the season heading into their Week 11 bye. New Orleans returns to the field on Nov. 29, as they visit NRG Stadium to play the Houston Texans.

  • The loss drops New Orleans' record against the Redskins to 8-17, while they've dropped to 3-2 all-time at FedExField.
  • QB Drew Brees appeared in his 211th career game today, moving him into a tie for 13th among NFL quarterbacks in career games played with Len Dawson (1957-75) and Johnny Unitas (1956-73).
  • Brees played in his 152nd game as a Saint, surpassing G/T Jim Dombrowski and moving into sole possession of ninth place on the club's all-time games played list.
  • Brees was 19-of-28 for 201 yards and two touchdowns, with two interceptions. For his career, Brees now has 58,997 career passing yards, falling three yards short of joining Brett Favre, Peyton Manning and Dan Marino as only the fourth player with 59,000 career passing yards.
  • With his four-yard touchdown throw to WR Brandin Cooksin the first quarter, Brees extended his streak of consecutive games with at least one touchdown throw to 45 games, the fifth-longest in league history.
  • Brees has now thrown 12 touchdown passes over his last three games, after having thrown eight touchdowns over the first six games of the season.
  • WR Marques Colston appeared in the 142nd game of his career, moving him into a tie with C Joel Hilgenberg for 15th on the team's all-time games played list.
  • Colston made three receptions for 22 yards; with the three receptions, Colston now has 699 career receptions, moving him into a tie with Gary Clark for 44th on the NFL's all-time receptions list
  • Cooks caught five passes for 98 yards and two touchdowns, going over 100 receptions for his career. He now has 103 career receptions.
  • In the second quarter, Cooks hauled in a 60-yard touchdown, marking the longest reception of his career; his previous career-long was a 50-yard touchdown catch on Oct. 26, 2014 vs. Green Bay.
  • It was Cooks' second career game with multiple touchdown catches. It was his fifth touchdown over his last three games, after having recorded four touchdown receptions over the first 17 games of his career.
  • RB Mark Ingram's 70-yard run was the longest by a Saint since RB Deuce McAllister ran for 71 yards in the 2004 season finale on Jan. 2, 2005 at Carolina. Additionally, it was the fifth-longest run in the NFL this season.
  • RBTim Hightowercarried the ball for 45 yards on 11 carries. His first carry as a Saint, a one-yard run in the third quarter, marked his first carry in the NFL since Oct. 23, 2011 at Carolina as a member of the Washington Redskins.
  • WR T.J. Graham, making his first career start for the Saints and the 18th start of his career, finished with 25 yards on two receptions.
  • LB Stephone Anthony, making his 10th consecutive start, had eight tackles. With 98 tackles on the season, he now needs just two tackles to have 100 for the season, making him the first Saints rookie defender to make 100 stops since Pro Football Hall of Fame LB Rickey Jackson made 125 in 1981.
  • LB Jo-Lonn Dunbar played in his 100th career NFL game today, finishing with a game-high 10 tackles.
  • DE Obum Gwacham posted a sack of QB Kirk Cousins, marking the first sack of his career. He added another two tackles.
  • S Jairus Byrd recorded four tackles and one sack, his first sack of the 2015 season and fourth of his career.
  • T Zach Strief appeared in his 135th career game, moving past QB Archie Manning and TE John Tice for sole possession of 20th on the club's all-time games played list.
  • G Jahri Evansplayed in his 149th career game today, moving him into a tie with DB Dave Waymer for 11th place on the club's all-time games played list.
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