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Saints at Chiefs NFL Week Seven Capsule



STREAKS 2 of past 3  
COACHES VS. OPP. Sean Payton: 1-4 Andy Reid: 3-3
LAST WEEK W 41-38 vs. Carolina W 26-10 at Oakland
LAST GAME 9/23/12: Chiefs 27 at Saints 24. Kansas City RB Jamaal Charles rushes for 233 yards & TD. Chiefs LB Justin Houston records 3 sacks & safety.
LAST GAME AT SITE 11/16/08: Saints 30, Chiefs 20. New Orleans QB Drew Brees passes for 266 yards & TD. Saints RBs Pierre Thomas & Deuce McAllister combine for 106 yards & 2 TDs.
REFEREE Clete Blakeman
BROADCAST FOX (1:00 PM ET): Kenny Albert, John Lynch, Pam Oliver (Field Reporter). SIRIUS: 126 (NO), 84 (KC). XM: 383 (NO), 230 (KC).


PASSING Drew Brees: 150-225-1734-14 (T3L)-4-103.1 Alex Smith: 128-190-1297-5-2-91.1
RUSHING Mark Ingram: 70-272-3.9-1 Spencer Ware: 78-415-5.3-2
RECEIVING Michael Thomas (R): 26-307-11.8-3 Travis Kelce (TE): 25-252-10.1-2
OFFENSE 413.4 (2L) 352.0
DEFENSE 419.4 353.2
SACKS Nick Fairley: 3.5 Dee Ford: 3.5
INTs Sterling Moore, B.W. Webb: 1 Marcus Peters: 5 (1L)
PUNTING Thomas Morstead: 51.4 (1L) Dustin Colquitt: 43.0
KICKING Wil Lutz (R): 39 (18/18 PATs; 7/11 FGs) Cairo Santos: 37 (10/11 PATs; 9/11 FGs)


SAINTS: QB DREW BREES passed for 465 yards & 4 TDs last week. Performance marked 15th career 400-yard game, most in NFL history. Passed for 240 yards & 3 TDs in last meeting…RB MARK INGRAM is averaging 109 scrimmage yards per game in past 6 vs. AFC…WR BRANDIN COOKS had 7 receptions for 173 yards, incl. 87-yard TD in Week 6. Rookie WR MICHAEL THOMAS had 78 rec. yards & TD last week. Aims for 4th in row with TD. TE COBY FLEENER had 6 receptions for 74 yards with TD catch & added 1st career rush TD in Week 6…DE KASIM EDEBALI had sack in Week 6. LB CRAIG ROBERTSON has 11+ tackles in 4 of past 5. CB STERLING MOORE had INT last week…CHIEFS: Aim for 9th consecutive win at home…QB ALEX SMITH passed for 299 yards, 3 TDs, 0 INTs for 103.2 rating & had rush TD in last start vs. NO (1/14/12 Div. with SF)…RB SPENCER WARE has 358 scrimmage yards (119.3 per game) & 2 TDs in past 3 at home. Ranks 3rd in NFL averaging 129.2 scrimmage yards per game, incl. 163 yards (131 rush, 32 rec.) last week. RB JAMAAL CHARLES rushed for 233 yards with TD (91 yards) & had career-high 288 scrimmage yards in last meeting. Averages 5.45 yards per carry, highest in NFL history (min. 1,000 att.). Has 9 TDs (8 rush, 1 rec.) in past 5 vs. NFC. Ware, Charles & DT DONTARI POE each had rush TD last week at Oak…WR JEREMY MACLIN has TD catch in 3 of past 4 games at home. TE TRAVIS KELCE has 12 catches for 163 yards (81.5 per game) & TD in past 2 at home…CB MARCUS PETERS has 10 INTs (1 TD) in past 12, incl. playoffs. Has 3 INTs in past 4 at home. Since entering in 2015, has 13 INTs, most in NFL. LB DERRICK JOHNSON leads team with 40 tackles. Had 9 tackles & sack in last meeting. Has 25 tackles & 55-yard INT-TD in past 3 games at home. LB DEE FORD had 2 sacks & FF last week.

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