1:00 PM ET, September 20, 2009
Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia, PA
With McNabb sitting out, Brees tosses three TDs as Saints trounce Eagles
Chadiha: Quieting Skeptics
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Brees-ing By Competition
Saints QB Drew Brees has the most games with more than 300 yards passing and two or more touchdowns since 2002.
• For the first time in Saints history, they scored more than 40 points in the first two games of a season.
• Drew Brees threw for 311 yards, three touchdowns and an interception. Dating to last season, Brees has thrown at least two touchdowns in eight straight games.
• Marques Colston had eight catches for 98 yards and two touchdowns, his fifth career road game with multiple touchdown receptions.
• In his first NFL start, Kevin Kolb threw for 391 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions.
• Darren Sharper's 97-yard interception return for a touchdown tied for the longest in Saints history.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
There were a few anti-Vick protesters outside the stadium. A woman held a sign that read: "Do pitbulls bleed green?" A young boy carried one that said: "My dog hates Vick." ... Bell left with a knee sprain. He said he could've returned. ... Saints WR Lance Moore left with a hamstring injury. ... Westbrook sprained his right ankle. ... McNabb has missed 25 games, including playoffs, due to injuries during his 11 seasons in the NFL. The Eagles are 14-11 in those contests.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||6.5||6.2|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||4-6||1-5|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||1||0|
|TD||10:59||Marques Colston 15 Yard Pass From Drew Brees (John Carney Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 8 plays, 74 yds, 4:06
|TD||9:13||Desean Jackson 71 Yard Pass From Kevin Kolb (David Akers Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 4 plays, 85 yds, 1:51
|FG||1:59||John Carney 23 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 10 plays, 48 yds, 3:21
|FG||2:42||David Akers 23 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 15 plays, 68 yds, 8:20
|TD||0:50||Marques Colston 25 Yard Pass From Drew Brees (John Carney Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 2 plays, 54 yds, 0:37
|FG||0:03||David Akers 32 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 7 plays, 65 yds, 0:43
|TD||13:49||Heath Evans 11 Yard Pass From Drew Brees (John Carney Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 3 plays, 22 yds, 1:10
|TD||11:44||Mike Bell 7 Yard Run (John Carney Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 4 plays, 24 yds, 1:19
|FG||4:14||John Carney 25 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 12 plays, 70 yds, 6:16
|TD||0:34||Jason Avant 3 Yard Pass From Kevin Kolb (David Akers Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 8 plays, 35 yds, 3:41
|TD||9:42||Reggie Bush 19 Yard Run (John Carney Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 6 plays, 52 yds, 3:14
|SF||3:41||Drew Brees fumbles in end zone.|
Drive info: 4 plays, -5 yds, 1:37
|TD||1:10||Darren Sharper 97 Yard Interception Return (John Carney Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 8 plays, 61 yds, 2:40