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Saints vs. Patriots By the Numbers

158.3 – Drew Brees’ passer rating. He became the first player this season to finish a complete game with a perfect passer rating. He finished the game 17-23 for 371 yds and 0 INTs. His 5 TD passes were the most ever against a Bill Belichick defense.

0 – Number of incomplete passes thrown by Brees in the 2nd and 3rd quarters. He finished the middle two quarters with a perfect 10-10 for 255 yds and 4 TDs.

19 – Different Saints who have scored a TD this season. Darnell Dinkins’ third quarter TD catch made him the 19th different Saint to score a TD this season. The 2007 New England Patriots hold the NFL record with 21 players.

386 – Days since Mike McKenzie last played for the Saints. McKenzie, just signed last week to help bolster a depleted secondary, emerged as a leader on defense. Randall Gay’s injury forced McKenzie to play the rest of the game with the first unit. His first quarter interception halted a promising New England drive. He finished the game with 3 passes defended, including a key deflection on a 4th down pass to Randy Moss to end another promising New England drive.

0 – TD’s thrown by Tom Brady vs. the Saints depleted secondary.

17 – Consecutive wins by the Patriots over NFC teams going into Monday’s game. The Saints snapped the Patriots NFL record 17 game win streak in interconference games on Monday night.

12 – Players on Injured Reserve for the Saints this season. The Saints lead the league with 12 players on injured reserve, and yet have found a way to win week after week.

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