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Saints Travel To KC for Sunday Tilt


Series Lead: The New Orleans Saints and the Kansas City Chiefs all-time series, which dates back to September 25, 1972 at Tulane Stadium, is tied at four games apiece.

Streaks:The Chiefs have captured two of the past three meetings between the two franchises.

Last Game Between the Two Teams: 11/14/04: Chiefs 20 at Saints 27. WR Joe Horn catches 42-yard TD pass from QB Aaron Brooks as Saints rally to defeat Kansas City.

Last Week: The Saints lost at Atlanta, 34-20, while the Chiefs lost at San Diego, 20-19.

Last Game Between the Saints and Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium:12/21/97:Chiefs 25, Saints 13. Kansas City defense forces 5 turnovers & WR Tamarick Vanover has 82-yard PR-TD as Chiefs win 6th straight to finish season 13-3.

TV and Radio: FOX (12:00 PM CT): Thom Brennaman, Brian Billick, TBA (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 90 (NO), 122 (KC). XM: 104 (KC). SAINTS RADIO NETWORK WWL (870 AM Flagship): Jim Henderson, Hokie Gajan, Gus Kattengill. Saints Spanish Radio: WFNO (830 AM) is the Spanish-language affiliate of the Saints. Marco Garcia and Hector Pineda will call the action.


SAINTS: Lead NFL in total offense (416.2 yards per game) QB Drew Brees has three wins as starter vs. KC & passed for 300 yards in all three games.Since joining Saints in 2006, has passed for 11,826 yards, most in NFL. Leads NFL with 2,985 yards & has 320 passing yards in seven-of-last-nine games, including 422 last week. In starts with 10 att., when Brees has 100.0 passer rating, his teams are 27-5 (.844)...In only meeting, RB Deuce McAllister rushed for 127 yards & 1 TD. Saints are 19-8 (.704) when McAllister rushes for 100 yards...WR Lance Moore aims for third game in a row with TD catch....WR Marques Colston had 7 catches for 140 yards last week and now has four 100-yard games vs. AFC opponents. In past three vs. AFC, Colston has 21 catches for 333 yards (111.0 per game). WR Devery Henderson averages 26.6 yards per catch (20 rec., 532 yards)...LB Scott Fujita was fifth round draft pick (No. 143) by KC in 2002. Played first three seasons with Chiefs (2002-04). In last meeting between teams, Fujita played for KC & had 2.0 sacks. DE Will Smith had sack in only game vs. KC.

CHIEFS: In past three, QB Tyler Thigpen has completed 66-of-102 passes (64.7 pct.) for 710 yards with 6 TDs vs. 0 INTs & 104.6 passer rating. In ¹08, Thigpen has totaled 129 rush yards (6.1 avg.) on 21 att...RB Larry Johnson is averaging 98 rush yards per game in past four at home (392 total) & aims for 100 yards in consecutive games at home...TE Tony Gonzalez extended reception streak to 124 last week ­ streak is seconnd in NFL history among TEs (OZZIE NEWSOME, 150). Gonzalez is tied with Kellen Winslow for most career 100-yard receiving games by TE & needs one more to set record. In past four games, Gonzalez is averaging 87.8 receiving yards (351 total)...Gonzalez totaled six receptions for 71 yards (11.8 avg.) in last meeting against New Orleans...WR Dwayne Bowe has five or more receptions in five-of-past six games...Rookie CBs Brandon Flowers (second round, No. 35) & Brandon Carr (fifth round, No. 140) have two interceptions apiece...Rookie DT Glenn Dorsey (first round, No. five) attended LSU and is from Gonzales, LA.

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