1:00 PM ET, September 13, 2009
Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA
NEW ORLEANS -- Drew Brees summed up his record-tying performance by harping on "the ones that got away."If he can do better than this, look out.Brees tied a Saints' single-game record with six touchdown passes and threw for 358 yards as the New Orleans Saints beat Detroit 45-27 Sunday to extend the Lions' regular-season losing streak to 18 games.
Drew Brees' six passing touchdowns helped the Saints score 45 points -- the most in a Week 1 game in franchise history.
|2009 Drew Brees||6||Lions|
|1969 Billy Kilmer||6||Cardinals|
|2006 Drew Brees||5||Cowboys|
|2003 Aaron Brooks||5||Giants|
• Drew Brees threw six passing touchdowns, the most in Week 1 ever in NFL history. Brees tied a franchise record with the sixth passing TD, and his 358 passing yards are the most by a Saints QB in Week 1, topping his previous mark of 343 set last year. It's the most since Brett Favre threw six in Week 4 last season.
• Five different Saints had receiving touchdowns, including Jeremy Shockey, who had his second career multi-TD game after having none last year.
• The Lions have lost 18 straight games, which is tied for the fourth-longest streak in NFL history. They are 1-24 in their last 25 overall.
• Matthew Stafford rushed for his first NFL score but threw three interceptions and had 205 passing yards in his first game.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Sharper has 56 career regular season interceptions. ... Saints punter Thomas Morstead, a fifth-round draft pick, also had kickoff duties with 45-year-old John Carney handling field goals. Morstead put his first three kickoffs into the end zone. ... Carney hit a 39-yard field goal, but also had one blocked. ... Detroit had 235 return yards on kickoffs and punts and 231 net yards on offense. ... Lions CB Eric King started for injured Phillip Buchanon (neck) and was beaten on TD passes to Colston, Meachem and Henderson. ... Meachem had 148 yards on six kickoff returns. ... Saints LT Jermon Bushrod left with a bruised right knee but returned before the game ended.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||4.0||7.5|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||2-4||4-6|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||1||0|
|TD||12:17||Marques Colston 9 Yard Pass From Drew Brees (John Carney Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 5 plays, 54 yds, 2:49
|TD||9:42||Robert Meachem 39 Yard Pass From Drew Brees (John Carney Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 3 plays, 53 yds, 1:09
|FG||5:18||Jason Hanson 47 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 9 plays, 51 yds, 4:22
|TD||14:11||Kevin Smith 4 Yard Run (Jason Hanson Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 4 plays, 13 yds, 2:05
|TD||3:49||Jeremy Shockey 1 Yard Pass From Drew Brees (John Carney Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 10 plays, 65 yds, 5:04
|TD||1:17||Jeremy Shockey 15 Yard Pass From Drew Brees (John Carney Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 4 plays, 59 yds, 1:11
|TD||11:50||Matthew Stafford 1 Yard Run (Jason Hanson Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 8 plays, 71 yds, 3:13
|FG||6:15||John Carney 39 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 10 plays, 64 yds, 5:36
|FG||3:26||Jason Hanson 24 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 6 plays, 6 yds, 2:49
|TD||3:11||Devery Henderson 58 Yard Pass From Drew Brees (John Carney Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 1 plays, 58 yds, 0:19
|TD||1:43||Louis Delmas 65 Yard Fumble Return (Jason Hanson Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 4 plays, 19 yds, 1:20
|TD||8:38||Heath Evans 13 Yard Pass From Drew Brees (John Carney Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 13 plays, 78 yds, 8:00