NEW ORLEANS SAINTS VS WASHINGTON REDSKINS
SUNDAY, NOV. 19, 2017 ● MERCEDES-BENZ SUPERDOME
SAINTS POSTGAME NOTES
• With the win, New Orleans moves to 8-2, its first eight-game winning streak since an eight-game winning streak to close out the 2011 regular season. At 8-2, the Saints have exceeded their win totals for each of the last three seasons and stand one full game ahead of the 7-3 Carolina Panthers in the NFC South division.
• With the win, New Orleans’ improves its all-time record against Washington to 9-17. It was the Saints’ first win against Washington since a 33-30 overtime victory at Fed-Ex Field on Dec. 6, 2009 and their first win against Washington in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome since a 20-3 victory on “Monday Night Football” on Nov. 23, 1992.
• The Saints now own a 13-15 record in overtime in the regular season with an additional overtime win in the 2009 NFC Championship Game vs. Minnesota. It was their first overtime victory since a 26-20 win over Dallas on Oct. 4, 2015 and their first overtime contest since a 34-28 loss to Tennessee on Nov. 8, 2015.
• The comeback from a 15-point deficit in the fourth quarter marked the first time the Saints have ever won a game in franchise history when they trailed by 15 or more points at any point in the fourth quarter.
•The Saints take on the Los Angeles Rams for a week 12 matchup on Nov. 26 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Kickoff is set for 3:25 p.m. CST. The game will be aired on CBS (WWL-4 in the New Orleans area).
•The Saints currently have a streak of 250 games without having been shut out, dating back to a 26-20 win at the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sept. 6, 2002 at Raymond James Stadium, the longest running streak in the National Football League.
• New Orleans outgained Washington in total net yardage 535-456.
• New Orleans outrushed Washington 160-156.
• New Orleans outgained Washington in net passing yardage 375-300.
• Coach Sean Payton has 108 career victories (regular season and postseason) after Sunday’s victory, he moved into sole possession of 40th place all-time in NFL record books for victories past Buddy Parker.
• QB Drew Brees appeared in his 243rd career contest moving him past Dan Marino into seventh place all-time in games played by a quarterback. Brees also started his 184th career game as a Saint, moving into sole possession of fifth place on the club’s all-time games played list past DL Jim Wilks. Brees completed 29-of-41 passes (70.7 percent) for season-high 385 yards and a 106.2 passer rating. Brees recorded his 400th career touchdown as a Saint as he joins the company of Peyton Manning, Brett Favre, Tom Brady and Dan Marino as only the fifth quarterback to have 400 touchdown passes with a single team.
• It was the 37th career fourth quarter/overtime game-winning drive by Brees. In New Orleans’ final two series’ of regulation, where he helped the Saints offense produce 15 points, he completed 10-of-10 passes for 146 yards with both of his touchdown throws.
• It was Brees’ 109th career 300-yard passing game and 57th career 350-yard passing game, both NFL records.
• RB Mark Ingram led the Saints in rushing with 11 carries for a season-high 134 yards with one touchdown. Ingram recorded the longest run of the game with a 36-yard touchdown run, moving him into sole possession of second place on the club’s all-time rushing touchdowns list passing RB Dalton Hilliard. Ingram also surpassed 5,000 career rushing yards becoming only the second Saint to do so, joining RB Deuce McAllister. It was Ingram’s 13th career 100-yard rushing game, as he moved past RB Ricky Williams to move into sole possession of third place all-time in club record books for 100-yard rushing games. With four, 100-yard rushing games in 2017, Ingram is tied with the 2014 season for the most by him in club record books. Ingram also added three catches for 21 yards for a game-high 155 total yards from scrimmage.
• RB Alvin Kamara has now recorded a touchdown in his last four games. Kamara finished with eight carries for 42 yards. He also reeled in six catches for 74 yards and a touchdown. With the receiving touchdown, he tied WR Donte’ Stallworth in becoming the second Saints rookie to score a touchdown in four straight games as a rookie. Stallworth did so in the first four games of 2002.
• TE Coby Fleener recorded five catches for 91 yards and the Saints longest reception, hauling in a 29-yard catch. Fleener now has surpassed 3,000 career receiving yards with a total of 3,072.
• TE Josh Hill recorded the first receiving touchdown for the Saints and his first touchdown of the season, reeling in a three-yard touchdown pass from Brees.
• WR Michael Thomas finished with six catches for 91 yards.
• WR Tommylee Lewis recorded two punt returns for a total of 38 yards, including a 23-yard runback.
• WR Ted Ginn Jr. recorded six catches for 87 yards.
• DE Alex Okafor led the defensive line with six total tackles.
• DE Cameron Jordan played in his 106th consecutive game and overall, putting him in a tie for 40th place on the club’s all-time games played list with DE Joe Johnson and G Jake Kupp. Jordan finished with four tackles and a sack. With eight sacks on the season, he becomes the only Saints to have at least 7.5 quarterback takedowns in six consecutive seasons, surpassing LB Rickey Jackson, who did so in five consecutive seasons from 1983-87.
• CB P.J. Williams recorded eight tackles (six solo).
• Rookie CB Marcus Williams had a career and season-high seven tackles (six solo).
• S Vonn Bell recorded a season-high and a career-high with a game-high 13 tackles (ten solo) and a sack creating a 12-yard loss along with a forced fumble recovered by Washington.
• K Wil Lutz nailed field goals of 52, 42, 29 and the game-winning 28-yard kick in overtime. It is his first game-winning kick of 2017 and the third of his two-year career.
• P Thomas Morstead punted three times for 119 yards (39.7 avg.) with all three punts landing inside the 20.