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.
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|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||1-4||1-5|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||1|
|TD||14:11||Deangelo Williams 66 Yard Run (John Kasay Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 2 plays, 75 yds, 1:00
|TD||6:58||Deangelo Williams 7 Yard Run (John Kasay Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 2 plays, 11 yds, 0:46
|FG||13:44||John Carney 23 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 15 plays, 74 yds, 8:12
|FG||5:34||John Kasay 32 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 10 plays, 41 yds, 5:26
|FG||0:08||John Carney 25 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 11 plays, 76 yds, 1:39
|TD||13:20||Pierre Thomas 10 Yard Run (John Carney Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 4 plays, 80 yds, 1:46
|FG||3:30||John Kasay 25 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 19 plays, 73 yds, 9:47
|TD||0:02||Robert Meachem 54 Yard Pass From Drew Brees (John Carney Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 6 plays, 73 yds, 3:27
|FG||4:41||John Carney 40 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 13 plays, 76 yds, 6:43
|TD||2:17||Anthony Hargrove 1 Yard Fumble Return (John Carney Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 1 plays, 0 yds, 0:00