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New Orleans Saints at a glance

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John Bazemore - AP
New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham (80) has six 100-yard receiving games this season, tied with Tony Gonzalez for the NFL record for a tight end.

New Orleans Saints

Coach: Sean Payton

Key Stats

6 Games with 100 yards receiving for Jimmy Graham, tied with Atlanta’s Tony Gonzalez (2000 and 2004) for the most by a tight end in a season in NFL history.

7 Wins in eight appearances on “Sunday Night Football” for New Orleans, including a 49-17 victory vs. Dallas on Nov. 10. The Saints are 5-0 at home in Sunday night games.

43 Consecutive games for Drew Brees with at least 200 passing yards before he was held to 147 in a 34-7 loss at Seattle on Monday night. Brees fell two games short of Dan Fouts’ NFL-record streak.

188 Saints’ total yardage in the loss to Seattle, their lowest total since a 126-yard effort in a 38-0 loss to San Francisco on Jan. 6, 2002 – a span of 188 games.

Starting Lineup

Offense

WR12 Marques Colston
LT71 Charles Brown
LG66 Ben Grubbs
C60 Brian de la Puente
RG73 Jahri Evans
RT64 Zach Strief
TE80 Jimmy Graham
WR84 Kenny Stills
QB9 Drew Brees
FB45 Jed Collins
RB23 Pierre Thomas

Defense

DE76 Akiem Hicks
NT77 Brodrick Bunkley
DE94 Cameron Jordan
OLB93 Junior Galette
ILB57 David Hawthorne
ILB50 Curtis Lofton
OLB98 Parys Haralson
CB24 Corey White
S32 Kenny Vaccaro
S27 Malcolm Jenkins
CB28 Keenan Lewis

Special Teams

K5 Garrett Hartley
P6 Thomas Morstead
KO6 Thomas Morstead
H6 Thomas Morstead
PR43 Darren Sproles
KR43 Darren Sproles
LS47 Justin Drescher

Injuries

QUESTIONABLE: NT Brodrick Bunkley (ankle), S Rafael Bush (ankle), LB Keyunta Dawson (calf), DE Glenn Foster (knee), T Zach Strief (ankle).

Schedule/Results

OpponentTimeTV
September
8AtlantaW 23-17
15At Tampa BayW 16-14
22ArizonaW 31-7
30MiamiW 38-17
October
6At ChicagoW 26-18
13At New EnglandL 30-27
20Bye
27BuffaloW 35-17
November
3At N.Y. JetsL 26-20
10DallasW 49-17
17San FranciscoW 23-20
21At AtlantaW 17-13
December
2At SeattleL 34-7
8Carolina8:30NBC
15At St. Louis4:25FOX
22At Carolina1*FOX
29Tampa Bay1*FOX

NOTE: * Time subject to change.

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