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.
ATLANTA - DECEMBER 13: Quarterback Drew Brees #9 of the New Orleans Saints warms up before facing the Atlanta...(Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from Penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.8||7.0|
Comp - Att
Yards per pass
Sacks - Yards Lost
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||3-6||1-4|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||0|
|FG||10:27||Matt Bryant 36 Yd||0||3|
|FG||05:58||Garrett Hartley 33 Yd||3||3|
|FG||00:32||Matt Bryant 30 Yd||3||6|
|TD||09:43||Reggie Bush 6 Yd Pass From Drew Brees (Garrett Hartley Kick)||10||6|
|TD||00:51||Marques Colston 3 Yd Pass From Drew Brees (Pat Failed)||16||6|
|FG||00:00||Matt Bryant 27 Yd||16||9|
|TD||09:11||Reggie Bush 21 Yd Pass From Drew Brees (Garrett Hartley Kick)||23||9|
|TD||06:11||Michael Jenkins 50 Yd Pass From Chris Redman (Matt Bryant Kick)||23||16|
|TD||12:56||Jason Snelling 4 Yd Run (Matt Bryant Kick)||23||23|
|FG||04:42||Garrett Hartley 38 Yd||26||23|
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