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Saints Notebook

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  • Led NFL with 510 points, the ninth most points scored by team in NFL history.
  • The Saints topped the NFL in total offense (403.8 yards per game average) and ranked fourth in passing offense (272.2 yards per game average) and sixth in rushing offense (131.6 yards per game average), and in doing so became the only team in the NFL in 2009 to rank in the top six in both categories.
  • The Saints won 13 games, the most in franchise history, including a team-record 13-game winning streak.
  • The Saints have five players selected to Pro Bowl: QB Drew Brees (fourth), G Jahri Evans (first), S Darren Sharper (fifth), T Jon Stinchcomb (first) & LB Jonathan Vilma (second).
  • 19 different Saints scored touchdowns this season.
  • QB Drew Brees set an NFL record with a 70.6 completion percentage (363-of-514).
  • Brees led the NFL with a career-high and franchise-record 109.6 rating.
  • Brees now owns top four marks in club annals. Brees had 4,388 pass yards, his fourth consecutive 4,000-yard season and has the only four 4,000-yard seasons in team history.
  • Brees tied his own club record with 34 TD passes.
  • In three playoff games, Drew Brees has 916 passing yards (an average of 305.3 yards per game).
  • He led New Orleans to the 2006 NFC Championship Game at Chicago.
  • In his last game vs. Arizona, he completed 26-of-30 passes (86.7 pct.) for 315 yards with two touchdowns vs. zero interceptions for a 132.6 passer rating.
  • RB Pierre Thomas has 10 touchdowns (seven rushing and three receiving) in the past nine home games.
  • Thomas led the Saints in rushing in 2009 with a career-high 793 rush yards, despite missing two games due to injuries.
  • RB Reggie Bush has 225 yards from scrimmage, an average of 112.5 per game and two touchdowns (one rush, one receiving) in two career playoff games.
  • Bush (5.6 yards per carry average) and Thomas (5.4 yards per carry average) each averaged 5 yards per carry.
  • RB Mike Bell ranked second on the team with 654 rush yards and tied for second with five rushing touchdowns.
  • WR Robert Meachem led the team with a career-best 10 touchdowns (9 receiving and one fumble recovery) and averaged 16 yards per receptions.
  • WR Marques Colston led the team with 70 receptions and 1,074 yards, his third 1,000-yard season in his short career.
  • Colston tied Meachem for the club-lead with nine touchdown receptions.
  • In only meeting against the Cardinals in his career, Colston had eight catches for 114 yards and a touchdown.
  • WR Devery Henderson averages 30.7 yards per catch in postseason play.
  • Henderson had a career-high 804 receiving yards in 2009.
  • TE Jeremy Shockey aims for his third game in a row vs. Arizona with a touchdown catch.
  • Shockey ranks fourth among NFL tight ends with 469 catches & 5,280 yards since 2002.
  • FS Darren Sharper tied for the NFL lead with 9 interceptions in 2009.
  • Sharper set a new single-season NFL record with 376 INT return yards.
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