Saints vs Chargers NFL Week Four Capsule



STREAKS 3 of last 4  
COACHES VS. OPP. Sean Payton: 1-0 Mike McCoy: 0-0
LAST WEEK L 45-32 vs. Atlanta L 26-22 at Indianapolis
LAST GAME 10/7/12: Chargers 24 at Saints 31. New Orleans QB Drew Brees passes for 370 yards & 4 TDs. Saints WR Marques Colston has 9 receptions for 131 yards & 3 TDs.
LAST GAME AT SITE 11/7/04: Chargers 43, Saints 17. San Diego QB Drew Brees passes for 257 yards & 4 TDs. Chargers TE Antonio Gates has 5 receptions for 56 yards & 3 TDs.
REFEREE Walt Coleman
BROADCAST FOX (4:25 PM ET): Chris Myers, Ronde Barber, Jennifer Hale (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 83 (NO), 93 (SD). XM: 380 (NO), 93 (SD).


PASSING Drew Brees: 93-140-1062 (1L)-8 (T1L)-1-105.1 Philip Rivers: 68-99-793-5-0-109.5 (3L)
RUSHING Mark Ingram: 36-165-4.6-0 Melvin Gordon: 54-194-3.6-4 (T1L)
RECEIVING Michael Thomas (R): 17-185-10.9-1 Travis Benjamin: 17-229-13.5-2
OFFENSE 397.5 367.0
DEFENSE 451.5 403.7
SACKS Nick Fairley, Cameron Jordan: 1.5 Melvin Ingram: 2
INTs Casey Hayward: 3 (2L)
PUNTING Thomas Morstead: 51.0 (3L) Drew Kaser (R): 39.3
KICKING Will Lutz (R): 23 (8/8 PAT; 5/8 FG) Josh Lambo: 27 (9/10 PAT; 6/7 FG)


SAINTS: QB DREW BREES played for SD for 5 seasons & passed for 12,384 yards & 80 TDs, both 5th-most in team history. Averaging 354.5 yards per game with 7 TDs for 115.9 rating in 2 career meetings. Aims for 3rd in row vs. AFC with 400+ pass yards & 3+ TDs…RB MARK INGRAM had 107 scrimmage yards (77 rush, 30 rec.) & TD catch last week. FB JOHN KUHN had rush TD in Week 3…WR BRANDIN COOKS aims for 3rd in row vs. AFC with 100+ rec. yards & TD…Rookie WR MICHAEL THOMAS had 1st career TD catch last week. TE COBY FLEENER had 7 receptions for 109 yards & TD in Week 3…DT NICK FAIRLEY had 1.5 sacks last week. DE CAMERON JORDAN has 4 sacks, 4 PD & INT in past 6 vs. AFC. Had sack in last meeting. LB JAMES LAURINAITIS aims for 14th in row vs. AFC with 6+ tackles. LB CRAIG ROBERTSON leads NFL with 35 tackles in 2016. S KENNY VACCARO aims for 4th in row with 6+ tackles… CHARGERS: QB PHILIP RIVERS has passed for 695 yards, 5 TDs & 100.4 rating in 2 starts vs. NO. Aims for 3rd meeting in row with 300+ pass yards & 2+ TDs. Since 2008, has 35,552 pass yards, 2nd most in NFL. Has won past 2 at home with 7 TDs & 123.7 rating…RB MELVIN GORDON ties for NFL lead with 4 rush TDs. Aims for 4th in row with rush TD & has scored TD in all 3 games…TE ANTONIO GATES ranks 2nd in NFL history among TEs with 105 rec. TDs. Is only TE in NFL history with 100+ rec. TDs with 1 team. In last home meeting vs. NO, had 3 TDs. WR-PR TRAVIS BENJAMIN has 15 career TDs (12 rec., 3 PR) & 9 have been 40+ yards…LB MELVIN INGRAM has 5.5 sacks & 2 FFs in past 2 at home. Has 8.5 sacks & 2 FFs in past 8. CB CASEY HAYWARD has 3 INTs in past 2 & aims for 3rd in row with INT. CB BRANDON FLOWERS (19) leads team in tackles. DT CARAUN REID had 61-yard FR-TD last week.

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One Response to “Saints vs Chargers NFL Week Four Capsule”

  1. B.J. Rassam says:

    It’s been a tough start of the season for both Saints and Chargers fans.

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