1:00 PM ET, December 13, 2009
Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA
Saints clinch first-round bye as Brees' 3 TDs key another close win
ATLANTA -- The New Orleans Saints are still perfect, which is all that matters.They're not the least bit worried about another close call.
The Colts and Saints are each three games away from finishing the NFL regular season undefeated, the latest in a season the NFL has ever had two teams which haven't lost.
|Week||Colts opp.||Saints opp.|
• The 26 points was the Saints' second fewest in a game this season and their fewest on the road this year.
• With his 120th passing touchdown, Drew Brees tied Aaron Brooks' franchise record.
• Reggie Bush had two receiving touchdowns to give him 11 for his career. Only Brian Westbrook has more receiving touchdowns among running backs since Bush's rookie year of 2006.
• Chris Redman threw for his second career 300-yard game and his first since Dec. 23, 2007.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
With Turner on the sideline, the Falcons were held below 100 yards rushing for the fourth week in a row. They went over 100 yards in six of their first nine games. ... Brees tied Aaron Brooks' franchise record with his final TD pass, the 120th of his Saints career.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.8||7.0|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||3-6||1-4|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||0|
|FG||10:31||Matt Bryant 36 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 9 plays, 57 yds, 4:33
|FG||6:03||Garrett Hartley 33 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 8 plays, 65 yds, 4:29
|FG||0:36||Matt Bryant 30 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 9 plays, 68 yds, 5:26
|TD||9:53||Reggie Bush 6 Yard Pass From Drew Brees (Garrett Hartley Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 9 plays, 79 yds, 5:49
|TD||0:56||Marques Colston 3 Yard Pass From Drew Brees (Garrett Hartley Kick is No Good)|
Drive info: 13 plays, 66 yds, 6:31
|FG||0:04||Matt Bryant 27 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 10 plays, 72 yds, 0:51
|TD||9:19||Reggie Bush 21 Yard Pass From Drew Brees (Garrett Hartley Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 10 plays, 80 yds, 5:49
|TD||6:19||Michael Jenkins 50 Yard Pass From Chris Redman (Matt Bryant Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 5 plays, 80 yds, 3:00
|TD||13:01||Jason Snelling 4 Yard Run (Matt Bryant Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 11 plays, 79 yds, 5:21
|FG||4:46||Garrett Hartley 38 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 16 plays, 63 yds, 8:14