The Saints were without Head Coach Sean Payton for most of the game as he suffered a MCL tear and tibial plateau fracture after he was hit at the end of the third play of the game. Payton coached from the bench for most of the first half before heading into the locker room for x-rays. Coach Payton stayed in the locker room for the remainder of the game. He will fly back with team tonight for surgery Sunday night or Monday morning.
QB Drew Brees completed 29 of 45 passes for 383 yards and a touchdown and season high three interceptions. Brees rushed three times for 21 yards.
Brees became the first player with 350 passing yards in four consecutive games in NFL history.
RB Mark Ingram led the Saints in rushing with 22 yards on nine carries and a touchdown.
TE Jimmy Graham notched his fourth-straight 100-yard receiving game. Graham became the first Saint to accomplish the feat. He joins Tony Gonzalez as the only tight ends to do it in single season in NFL history.
Marques Colston had his best game of the season with seven receptions for 118 yards and a touchdown.
S Malcolm Jenkins led the Saints in tackles with seven (six solo).