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Saints at Falcons Game Notes

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            <span style="text-decoration: underline;">POSTGAME NOTES</span>                   

New Orleans Saints at Atlanta Falcons
Sunday, December 13, 2009

・ With today's win, the Saints have won 13 games for the first time in franchise history. They went 12-3 in 1987 and 12-4 in 1992.

・ With today's victory, the Saints have clinched a first round playoff bye.

・ After scoring three touchdowns today, the Saints have scored 59 touchdowns in 2009, the highest total in club history, surpassing the previous club record of 57 set in 2008.

・ QB Drew Brees completed 31 of 40 passes for 296 yards, three touchdowns and a passer rating of 122.5.

・ Brees now has 28 touchdown passes in 2009, tied with his 2007 total for the second-highest in club history. He owns the club record with 34 touchdown tosses in 2008.

・ Brees now has 120 touchdown passes as a Saint and is tied with Aaron Brooks (2000-05) for the club record

・ Brees has 200 career touchdowns, surpassing Ken Anderson (197) and Phil Simms (199) to rank 30th all-time

・ Brees now has 30,090 passing yards to rank 32th all-time in NFL history in passing yardage, surpassing Joe Ferguson (29,817) and Randall Cunningham (29,979).

・ RB Reggie Bush started alongside Pierre Thomas in the backfield and had six carries for 33 yards and six receptions for 46 yards with two touchdowns. His receiving touchdown total was the eighth multiple touchdown total of his career. Bush now has 252 receptions in his career, moving past RB Dalton Hilliard (249) for the eight-highest total in club history.

・ Thomas led the Saints in rushing with 13 carries for 47 yards and also tied for the team lead with Colston and Bush with six receptions for 53 yards to tally 100 total yards from scrimmage.

・ WR Marques Colston had six receptions for 54 yards and one touchdown. His second quarter touchdown grab was the 33rd of his career and puts him in a tie with Tony Galbreath for sixth all-time on the team's all-time list. He now has 269 Receptions and moved past TE Hoby Brenner into sixth place on the club's all-time list.

・ WR Robert Meachem had four receptions for a team-leading 57 yards.

・ TE Jeremy Shockey had four receptions for 46 yards. He now has 469 receptions for 5,280 receptions in his career. He moved past John Mackey, Russ Francis and Keith Jackson into 17th place all-time for receiving yardage by a tight end in NFL history

・ CB Randall Gay, led the Saints with eight tackles (seven solo). His biggest stop of the season

・ LB Jonathan Vilma had six tackles, but his biggest play of the game was a fourth quarter interception with 3:53 remaining in the contest.

・ DT Sedrick Ellis' first quarter sack of Atlanta DT Chris Redman at the New Orleans 12 yard line, kept Atlanta from making a third down conversion and forced them to kick a field goal.

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