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Saints at Broncos Week Eight Capsule

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (2-4) AT DENVER BRONCOS (3-3)

SERIES

  SAINTS BRONCOS
SERIES LEADER   7-2
STREAKS   Past 3
COACHES VS. OPP. Vitt: 0-0 Fox: 11-7
LAST WEEK W 35-28 at Buccaneers Bye (Wk. 6: W 35-24 at Chargers)
LAST GAME 9/21/08: Saints 32 at Broncos 34. Denver WR Brandon Marshall has 6 receptions for 155 yards & TD catch from QB Jay Cutler as LB Nate Webster adds 34-yard FR-TD.
LAST GAME AT SITE 9/21/08
BROADCAST NBC (6:20 PM MT): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (Field reporter). Dial Global Radio: Dave Sims, James Lofton, Scott Kaplan (Field reporter). SIRIUS: 94 (DGR), 92 (NO), 93 (Den.). XM: 227 (DGR), 225 (NO), 226 (Den.).

STATS

PASSING Brees: 166-273-2,097 (3L)-18 (2L)-7-96.1 Manning: 154-227-1,808-14 (2C)-4-105.0 (1C)
RUSHING P. Thomas: 50-214-4.3-1 McGahee: 100-432-4.3-3
RECEIVING Colston: 35-517-14.8-5 (T3C) Decker: 34-441-13.0-3
OFFENSE 411.3 (3L) 384.7 (2C)
TAKE/GIVE 0 -3
DEFENSE 465.5 330.5 (3C)
SACKS Galette: 4 Miller: 6
INTs 3 tied: 1 Harris: 2
PUNTING Morstead: 51.2 (1L) Colquitt: 47.0
KICKING Hartley: 42 (21/21 PAT; 7/9 FG) Prater: 40 (19/19 PAT; 7/7 FG)

NOTES

SAINTS: QB DREW BREES has TD pass in 49 consecutive games, longest streak in NFL history. Has 62 career 300-yard passing games, tied with BRETT FAVRE for 3rd most in NFL history. Has 299 career TD passes & needs 1 to tie HOFer JOHN ELWAY (300) for 6th most all-time…Since 2011, RB-PR-KR DARREN SPROLES leads NFL RBs with 118 catches. RB PIERRE THOMAS had 2 rush TDs in only meeting…TE JIMMY GRAHAM has 7 TD rec. in past 7 vs. AFC. Has TD in 6 of past 8 overall. WR MARQUES COLSTON has 5 TD rec. in past 3. Aims for 4th in row with TD. WR DEVERY HENDERSON aims for 3rd in row with 40+ yard catch. Last week, WR LANCE MOORE had 121 rec. yards & tied career high with 9 rec.…Since 2006, S ROMAN HARPER has 17 sacks, most by DB. DE JUNIOR GALETTE had sack vs. TB & has 4 sacks in past 4 overall…BRONCOS: Have 17-6 (.739) record after bye…Seek 4th consecutive win vs. NO…Last game, Den. overcame 24-0 deficit & became 1st team in NFL history to win by double digits after trailing by at least 24. Totaled 79 points in 4th quarter of games in ’12, 2nd-most in NFL…QB PEYTON MANNING has 11 TDs vs. 4 INTs & 116.3 rating vs. Saints. Has 36 career games with at least 3 TD passes & 0 INTs, tied for most such games in NFL w/ BRETT FAVRE. Last game, registered his 47th career game-winning drive in 4th quarter or OT to tie HOFer DAN MARINO for most by player since ’70…In 2 games vs. NO, RB WILLIS MC GAHEE has 137 rush yards w/ TD…WR DEMARYIUS THOMAS has 100+ rec. yards in 2 of 3 at home in ’12. WR ERIC DECKER seeks 4th straight game w/ TD. WR BRANDON STOKLEY has TD in past 2…DE ELVIS DUMERVIL has 4 sacks in past 3 games. LB VON MILLER has 17.5 sacks in 21 career games…CB CHRIS HARRIS had career-high 2 INTs vs. SD, incl. 46-yard INT-return TD. CB TONY CARTER had INT & 65-yard FR-TD last game. CB TRACY PORTER played 4 seasons w/NO (2008-11).

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