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Saints Postgame Notes

Graham becomes first Saints TE to record three straight 100-yard receiving games


*The win gives New Orleans a four-game win streak, giving them their fourth win streak of at least four games since Sean Payton became head coach in 2006.
*Brees now has 247 career touchdown passes to move into a tie for 15h all-time with Boomer Esiason.
*Brees has thrown a touchdown pass in 32 consecutive games now, the third-longest streak in NFL record books. Johnny Unitas holds the NFL record of 47. Brett Favre is second with 36.
*New Orleans scored on their opening drive for the second consecutive week, this time on a one-yard touchdown pass from Brees to FB Jed Collins. It was the second consecutive week Collins scored a touchdown on the game's opening drive. Collins now has two touchdowns on three career offensive touches.
*In a matchup that featured the last two Heisman Trophy winners, both rookies, Saints RB Mark Ingram had 9 carries for 32  yards with a one-yard TD and two receptions for 17 yards.
*TE Jimmy Graham had eight receptions for 129 yards, becoming the first Saints tight end to have three straight games of 100 yards receiving and the first Saint to do so since WR Marques Colston did so in a three-game span from November 4-18, 2007.
*G Carl Nicks started the 50th game of his career, which was also his 50th consecutive start.
*DE Will Smith had two tackles, helping him surpass the 500 mark for his career.
*RB Pierre Thomas had 18 rushing yards to give him 2,093 for his career, putting him in tenth place on the club's all-time rushing list past RB Reggie Bush.
*CB Patrick Robinson's interception on the first play from scrimmage was the second of his NFL career and second in two weeks. Robinson also blocked an extra point attempt, the first by a Saint of the 2010 season.

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