1:00 PM ET, November 16, 2008
Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, MO
Brees throws for 266 yards and TD to help Saints win in Kansas City
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Like a slick and experienced salesman, Drew Brees knows how to close.Kansas City, desperate for a win, scored in the fourth quarter to get within seven points and had the home crowd raising a ruckus. But Brees coolly took the NFL's top-ranked offense on a 12-play drive that ate 6 minutes and 27 seconds off the clock and was capped by Garrett Hartley's 35-yard field goal.
• The Saints continued their up-and-down play, now having alternated wins and losses in their last eight games.
• Drew Brees passed for 266 yards, giving him 3,251 for the season -- an NFL record for the first 10 games of a season. The previous high was 3,195 by Rich Gannon in his MVP season of 2002.
• Chiefs QB Tyler Thigpen passed for 235 yards and two touchdowns, however he threw his first interception in his last seven starts.
• Saints tight end Jeremy Shockey caught six passes, giving him 401 career receptions in 90 games -- the second-fewest games needed to reach 400 receptions for a tight end in NFL history. Hall of Famer Kellen Winslow did it in 72 games.
-- ESPN research
The Saints host Green Bay on Sunday in their first game in their own stadium since Oct. 12, playing two road games, a bye and the "home" game in London since then. ... McAllister tied Dalton Hilliard for first place on New Orleans' career list with 53 touchdowns. ... The Chiefs tied a season-high with 21 first downs. They've had 330 or more yards of total offense in each of the past four games, but lost every one of them.
Team Stat Comparison
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.8||5.0|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|TD||05:31||Dwayne Bowe 6 Yd Pass From Tyler Thigpen (Connor Barth Kick)||0||7|
|FG||00:29||Garrett Hartley 30 Yd||3||7|
|TD||11:23||Deuce McAllister 1 Yd Run (Garrett Hartley Kick)||10||7|
|FG||03:31||Connor Barth 20 Yd||10||10|
|FG||00:00||Garrett Hartley 23 Yd||13||10|
|TD||13:53||Lance Moore 47 Yd Pass From Drew Brees (Garrett Hartley Kick)||20||10|
|FG||07:41||Connor Barth 21 Yd||20||13|
|TD||03:15||Pierre Thomas 1 Yd Run (Garrett Hartley Kick)||27||13|
|TD||13:54||Dwayne Bowe 5 Yd Pass From Tyler Thigpen (Connor Barth Kick)||27||20|
|FG||03:28||Garrett Hartley 35 Yd||30||20|