4:15 PM ET, October 25, 2009
Sun Life Stadium, Miami, FL
Saints recover from Brees' three interceptions, five sacks to improve to 6-0
MIAMI -- Drew Brees emerged from the locker room with a fresh cut under his chin and another between his eyebrows.He made the Miami Dolphins look worse.
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The Dolphins once again found a way to dominate an opponent for large stretches of a game and lose. Not just lose, but lose spectacularly, writes Gene Wojciechowski. Story
New Orleans dominated the second half, crumpling up Miami's hopes like a candy wrapper, writes Tim Graham. Blog
Dolphins QB Chad Henne did a good job of managing the game in the first half, but as it turned into a shootout later in the game, Henne struggled to keep up.
-- ESPN Stats and Information
• The Saints rallied from a 24-3 deficit in the second quarter to improve to 6-0.
• New Orleans outscored Miami 36-10 in the second half, totaling 302 yards compared to the Dolphins' 159 yards after halftime.
• Drew Brees threw three interceptions after having just two in his first five games combined. Brees also rushed for two touchdowns for the first time in his career.
• Darren Sharper returned an interception for a touchdown for the 11th time in his career, one less than the NFL record.
• Ricky Williams rushed for three touchdowns for the second time in his career. Williams' 68-yard touchdown run is the longest run of his career.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Saints DT Sedrick Ellis left the game with a sprained right knee, and FB Heath Evans hurt his right leg. ... Dolphins CB Will Allen was sidelined by a knee injury. ... Miami's wildcat netted 30 yards in 14 plays. ... Carney became the fourth NFL player to score 2,000 points.
MIAMI - OCTOBER 25: Quarterback Chad Henne #7 of the Miami Dolphins throws a pass against the New Orleans Saints...(Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from Penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.9||4.8|
Comp - Att
Yards per pass
Sacks - Yards Lost
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||4-5||3-6|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||2||0|
|TD||07:20||Ricky Williams 4 Yd Run (Dan Carpenter Kick)||0||7|
|FG||05:06||John Carney 46 Yd||3||7|
|TD||04:47||Ricky Williams 68 Yd Run (Dan Carpenter Kick)||3||14|
|FG||11:21||Dan Carpenter 32 Yd||3||17|
|TD||08:55||Ronnie Brown 8 Yd Run (Dan Carpenter Kick)||3||24|
|TD||00:02||Drew Brees 1 Yd Run (John Carney Kick)||10||24|
|TD||13:56||Darren Sharper 42 Yd Interception Return (John Carney Kick)||17||24|
|FG||05:59||Dan Carpenter 33 Yd||17||27|
|TD||01:09||Marques Colston 10 Yd Pass From Drew Brees (John Carney Kick)||24||27|
|TD||00:03||Ricky Williams 4 Yd Run (Dan Carpenter Kick)||24||34|
|TD||13:23||Reggie Bush 10 Yd Run (John Carney Kick)||31||34|
|TD||08:35||Drew Brees 2 Yd Run (Pat Failed)||37||34|
|FG||03:23||John Carney 20 Yd||40||34|
|TD||01:53||Tracy Porter 54 Yd Interception Return (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed)||46||34|
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