1:00 PM ET, October 18, 2009
Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA
Brees throws for 369 yards, 4 TDs against Giants as Saints stay unbeaten
NEW ORLEANS -- Who dat knew them Saints were this good?Drew Brees torched the Giants' league-leading defense, swarming Saints defenders ruined Eli Manning's homecoming and undefeated New Orleans matched its best start since 1993 with a 48-27 throttling of previously unbeaten New York on Sunday.
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Brees-ing By Giants
Drew Brees was stellar throwing the ball downfield. He threw better on longer passes and had a perfect passer rating on throws of 10 or more yards.
|Under 10 yards||10 yards or more|
-- ESPN Stats and Information
• The Saints scored 48 points in a game for the second time this season and improved to 5-0 for the third time in team history and first time since 1993.
• The Giants gave up 34 points at halftime, which matched the total the Giants had allowed in the first half in their first five games combined.
• Drew Brees torched the Giants for 349 yards and four touchdowns to four different receivers, the second time this season Brees threw at least four TDs in a game.
• Seven different Saints scored a touchdown for the first time in franchise history.
• Marques Colston caught one of Brees' four touchdowns and finished with 166 receiving yards, three yards shy of his single-game high.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.7||7.0|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||2-3||7-8|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||0|
|TD||7:23||Mike Bell 2 Yard Run (John Carney Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 15 plays, 70 yds, 7:41
|TD||2:26||Jeremy Shockey 1 Yard Pass From Drew Brees (John Carney Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 6 plays, 80 yds, 2:48
|FG||0:08||Lawrence Tynes 49 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 6 plays, 19 yds, 2:08
|TD||12:47||Robert Meachem 36 Yard Pass From Drew Brees (John Carney Kick is No Good)|
Drive info: 4 plays, 57 yds, 2:23
|TD||7:47||Ahmad Bradshaw 10 Yard Run (Lawrence Tynes Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 9 plays, 73 yds, 4:59
|TD||5:08||Lance Moore 12 Yard Pass From Drew Brees (John Carney Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 5 plays, 61 yds, 2:37
|TD||3:25||Mario Manningham 15 Yard Pass From Eli Manning (Lawrence Tynes Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 4 plays, 37 yds, 1:45
|TD||0:15||Reggie Bush 7 Yard Run (John Carney Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 2 plays, 7 yds, 0:09
|TD||4:14||Marques Colston 12 Yard Pass From Drew Brees (John Carney Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 9 plays, 71 yds, 5:11
|FG||12:13||Lawrence Tynes 38 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 11 plays, 60 yds, 2:43
|TD||7:07||Heath Evans 2 Yard Run (John Carney Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 8 plays, 80 yds, 5:05
|TD||3:21||Hakeem Nicks 37 Yard Pass From David Carr (Lawrence Tynes Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 3 plays, 50 yds, 1:00