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Saints at Panthers Game Notes

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    <span>POSTGAME NOTES  

New Orleans Saints at Carolina Panthers ● Sunday, January 3, 2010

  • Following today's ten point total, the Saints have scored club-record 510 points on the season. This is the ninth-highest single season point total in NFL history.
  • New Orleans finished the season at 13-3, the highest win total in club history. With the first seed in the NFC for the playoffs, they will return to action for a NFC Divisional playoff contest at the Louisiana Superdome to be played on January 16 or 17.
  • QB Mark Brunell received his first start since the 2006 season and completed 15-of-28 passes for 102 yards with one interception.
  • When he did not start today, QB Drew Brees had a 79 game streak of consecutive starts broken. The streak was the fourth-longest in the NFL. Brees has also set an NFL single season record for completion percentage, completing 363 of 514 (70.6) passes on the season, breaking the previous record held by Cincinnati's Ken Anderson (70.55-1982).
  • RB Lynell Hamilton led the Saints in rushing with ten carries for 48 yards. His third quarter one-yard touchdown run was his second of the season. New Orleans' 21 rushing touchdowns on the season is the second-highest total in club record books.
  • Hamilton also led the Saints in receiving yardage with three catches for 38 yards to give him 86 total yards from scrimmage.
  • RB Reggie Bush had five carries for 35 yards in one half of work.
  • TE Darnell Dinkins in his first start of the season, led the Saints in catches with four grabs for 20 yards.
  • CB Randall Gay had a game-high seven tackles and one sack. The quarterback takedown of Panthers QB Matt Moore was his second of the season, giving him a new career-high.

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