NEW ORLEANS, LA (KPLC)- The Saints kept their perfect record in tact, and are 11-0 after beating the Patriots 38-17.
The Saints played like the team fans saw in the first five games of the season. The only difference is tonight, they did it on the big stage of Monday Night Football. This was the ultimate test against the Patriots, and they passed with flying colors on both sides of the ball.
Drew Brees led the offensive effort passing for a season high of 371 yards and five touchdown passes… and he certainly spread the wealth. Brees threw to five different teammates on each pass: Pierre Thomas, Devery Henderson, Robert Meachem, Darnell Dinkins, Marques Colston.
Defensively, the unit allowed Tom Brady zero touchdowns and intercepted two of his passes. They did give up 366 yards, but the Saints secondary made the big plays when they needed to. Mike McKenzie, who played for the first time this season, broke up Brady's pass to Randy Moss in the fourth quarter to maintain their two touchdown lead.
The Saints and the Colts are the first two teams to open up with the same record in the same season. Next week the Saints travel to Washington to face the Redskins.