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Saints vs. Seahawks: Postgame Notes

Postgame notes from the Saints Week 8 win over the Seattle Seahawks at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome

  • With the win, New Orleans improves to 3-4. The Saints return to action next Sunday, Nov. 6 when they travel to San Francisco to play the 49ers at Levi's Stadium. Kickoff is 3:05 p.m.
  • The win improves New Orleans' regular season record against the Seahawks to 7-6, making them the seventh team that they have an all-time winning record against.
  • The win also improved New Orleans' record at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in 2016 to 2-2, giving them their first home winning streak since an 11-game run that ran from the start of the 2013 season through a 44-23 win over Green Bay on Oct. 26, 2014. New Orleans' home record against the Seahawks now improves to 4-2.
  • New Orleans' all-time record at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, both regular season and
    postseason, improves to 162-161.
  • New Orleans rushed the ball a season-high 35 times for 123 yards, marking the third time this season that the Saints have topped 100 yards rushing. They are now 39-4 since 2006 when they record 30 or more carries in a contest.
  • QB Drew Brees played in his 224th-career game, moving him into a tie with John Hadl (1962-77) for 10th place on the NFL's all-time games played list among quarterbacks. He completed 27-of-35 passes for 265 yards with one touchdown and one rushing touchdown. It was his first rushing touchdown since he rushed for a score against Tennessee on Nov. 8, 2015.
  • Brees threw a touchdown in his 58th-consecutive home game, extending his NFL record.
  • RB Tim Hightower carried it a season-high 26 times for a season-best 102 yards, including a long-rush of 28 yards. It was New Orleans' first 100-yard rushing performance of the season and marked the sixth 100-yard rushing game of Hightower's career and second as a Saint. He fell just two carries short of matching the career-high 28 attempts he set as a Saint last season at Tampa Bay on Dec. 13, 2015.
  • WR Brandin Cooks caught a two-yard go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter, his fifth
    scoring grab of 2016. He finished with four catches for 44 yards with the touchdown. Brees and Cooks have now connected 17 times for touchdowns, moving Cooks into a tie for sixth place in Brees' all-time touchdown pass targets with Devery Henderson (2004-12).
  • WR Michael Thomas caught a game-high-tying six passes for a team-high 63 yards, including a long-reception of 17 yards.
  • WR Willie Snead IV made a team-high-tying six receptions for 56 yards with a long-reception of 16 yards.
  • WR Brandon Coleman caught a 38-yard flea flicker in the third quarter, setting the Saints up inside the Seattle 15-yard line. He totaled two catches for 44 yards.
  • RB Travaris Cadet appeared in his 50th-career game as a Saint, posting one reception for
    seven yards.
  • TE Josh Hill played in his 50th-career game, catching one pass for three yards.
  • LB Nate Stupar appeared in his 50th-career game, intercepting QB Russell Wilson in the
    second quarter to post his first-career interception. He added four tackles and has now totaled 33 tackles on the season, setting a new career-high and surpassing his previous career-best of 31 he set with Atlanta in 2015. He also posted one special teams stop.
  • S Jairus Byrd posted a season-high 10 tackles, including a team-best eight solo tackles.
  • LB Dannell Ellerbe made his first appearance of 2016, making the start and posting five
    tackles, four of which were solo tackles.
  • S Kenny Vaccaro started his 50th-career game, finishing with three tackles (two solo).
  • K Wil Lutz was four-for-four on field goal attempts, including a 53-yard conversion in the second quarter, marking his third make of 50-plus yards this season, one shy of the franchise record in a season. He also booted six-of-seven kickoffs into the end zone, three for touchbacks. Lutz became the first kicker to make four field goals in a contest since K Zach Hocker converted on four attempts at Arizona on Sept. 13, 2015.
  • T Zach Strief appeared in his 147th-career
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