4:05 PM ET, November 8, 2009
Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA
NEW ORLEANS -- Drew Brees and the Saints' prolific offense never had to play from behind in their first five games.Mastering the comeback in their last three has gotten New Orleans off to its best start in the franchise's 43-year history.
• New Orleans overcame a 17-3 deficit to improve to 8-0 for the first time in franchise history, snapping a seven-game home losing streak against Carolina.
• New Orleans failed to score a touchdown in the first half for the first time this season. It was also the first game this year the Saints did not intercept a pass.
• Drew Brees threw for 330 yards, his 28th 300-yard game since 2006, which is the most in the NFL.
• DeAngelo Williams rushed for 149 yards and two touchdowns. It was his sixth game with more than 140 yards and at least two touchdowns, the most in the NFL.
• The Saints scored more than 30 points and gave up more than 20 points for the fourth straight game.
-- ESPN Stats & Information
The Saints failed to score in the first quarter for the first time all season. ... Saints S Roman Harper had a career-high 12 tackles. ... Carolina LB Thomas Davis left the game with a right knee injury. ... Saints CB Jabari Greer went out with a groin pull that Payton said did not appear serious.
NEW ORLEANS - NOVEMBER 08: Quarterback Jake Delhomme #17 of the Carolina Panthers reacts after a touchdown...(Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from Penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||5.2||7.0|
Comp - Att
Yards per pass
Sacks - Yards Lost
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||1-4||1-5|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||1|
|TD||14:00||DeAngelo Williams 66 Yd Run (John Kasay Kick)||7||0|
|TD||06:53||DeAngelo Williams 7 Yd Run (John Kasay Kick)||14||0|
|FG||13:41||John Carney 23 Yd||14||3|
|FG||05:30||John Kasay 32 Yd||17||3|
|FG||00:04||John Carney 25 Yd||17||6|
|TD||13:14||Pierre Thomas 10 Yd Run (John Carney Kick)||17||13|
|FG||03:27||John Kasay 25 Yd||20||13|
|TD||00:00||Robert Meachem 54 Yd Pass From Drew Brees (John Carney Kick)||20||20|
|FG||04:36||John Carney 40 Yd||20||23|
|TD||02:00||Anthony Hargrove 1 Yd Fumble Return (John Carney Kick)||20||30|
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