New Orleans Saints at San Francisco 49ers ● Monday, September 20, 2010
Saints Postgame Notes
*The Saints won the first two games of a season for the second consecutive time, the first time this happened in franchise history.
*New Orleans has now won six consecutive contests against San Francisco.
*The Saints are now 6-2 on "Monday Night Football" under Head Coach Sean Payton.
*QB Drew Brees completed 28 of 38 passes for 254 yards and two touchdowns. He finished with a passer rating of 108.9, the 31st time in 65 regular-season games as a Saint he has had a passer rating of 100 .
*The Saints needed just seven plays on its opening drive to score a touchdown, doing so for the second consecutive week. The drive covered 46 yards and took 3:55, ending with a six-yard pass from Brees to RB Reggie Bush.
*Bush's touchdown was his first of the season and 71st of career (12th career TD catch).
*Bush had 77 all-purpose yards in the contest, including a 43-yard punt return to end the third quarter in addition to the touchdown.
*RB Pierre Thomas had 103 total yards from scrimmage leading new Orleans in both rushing (46) and receiving yardage (57).
*On the opening offensive play, a mishandled exchange by San Francisco resulted in a safety, the first by the Saints since 2008.
*LB Jonathan Vilma led the Saints in tackles with 10 (7 solo).
*S Roman Harper's interception was his first of the season and fourth of his career.
*DB Tracy Porter's interception was his first of the season and sixth of his career.
*The Saints are 33-5 under Payton when leading at halftime.
*Drew Brees' two touchdown passes pushes his career total to 205, putting him in sole possession of 28th on the NFL career list. *Thomas' touchdown catch was his first of the season and third of his career.