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1 NEW ORLEANS SAINTS WEEKLY MEDIA INFORMATION GUIDE NEW ORLEANS SAINTS AT BALTIMORE RAVENS DECEMBER 19, M&T BANK STADIUM GAME INFORMATION ROSTERS DEPTH CHART STATISTICS MINIBIOS

2 NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (10-3) CONTINUE PLAYOFF PUSH WITH TRIP TO BALTIMORE (9-4) The New Orleans Saints (10-3) travel to the Baltimore Ravens (9-4) this Sunday for a Noon CT kickoff in M&T Bank Stadium. The Saints enter their contest with the Ravens on a sixgame winning streak after an impressive win over the Rams (6-7) in the Superdome last Sunday. QB Drew Brees started the game against the Rams strong as he completed 13 of his first 15 passes and threw two of his three touchdown passes in the first quarter to WR Marques Colston. Brees finished 25 of 40 for 221 yards and was intercepted twice. The key the to the Saints offensive success was their efficiency on third down as they converted 10 of their first 12 third-down plays. St. Louis failed to convert its first eight third downs and finished 1 of 11. The Saints rushed for 132 yards as a team, helped by the return of RB Pierre Thomas, who had missed nine games with an ankle injury. Thomas rushed for 39 yards and had 29 receiving. Chris Ivory chipped in with 47 rushing yards, all in the first quarter. S Malcolm Jenkins led a strong defensive performance by the Saints as he intercepted two passes in the red zone and returned one for 96 yards for his first career touchdown. The Ravens are coming off a overtime victory Monday night win at Houston. Baltimore DB Josh Wilson intercepted Texans QB Matt Schaub in overtime and returned it 12 yards for a touchdown, giving the Ravens the win. At 10-3, the Saints are still one game behind the Atlanta Falcons (11-2) for first place in the NFC South and the best record in the conference. The Falcons travel to the Seattle Seahawks (6-7) this Sunday. Tampa Bay is 8-5 and hosts the Detroit Lions this Sunday. SAINTS SCHEDULE/RESULTS PRESEASON Date Opponent Time/Network Aug. New England Patriots L, Aug. 21 HOUSTON TEXANS W, Aug. 27 SAN DIEGO CHARGERS W, Sept. Tennessee Titans L, REGULAR SEASON Sept. 9 MINNESOTA VIKINGS W, 14-9 Sept. San Francisco 49ers W, Sept. 26 ATLANTA FALCONS L, (OT) Oct. 3 CAROLINA PANTHERS W, Oct. Arizona Cardinals L, Oct. Tampa Bay Buccaneers W, 31-6 Oct. 24 CLEVELAND BROWNS L, Oct. 31 PITTSBURGH STEELERS W, Nov. Carolina Panthers W, 34-3 Nov. 14 BYE Nov. 21 SEATTLE SEAHAWKS W, Nov. Dallas Cowboys W, Dec. Cincinnati Bengals W, Dec. 12 ST. LOUIS RAMS W, Dec. Baltimore Ravens Noon/FOX Dec. Atlanta Falcons 7:30/ESPN Jan. 2 TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS Noon/FOX GAMEDAY AT A GLANCE DATE: Sunday, Dec. 19 TIME: Noon SITE: M&T Bank Stadium WORTH NOTING: With a win, New Orleans would guarantee consecutive 11-win seasons for the first time since 1991 and 1992 and for only the second time in club history...the 10-3 Saints are one game behind first place 11-2 Atlanta in the NFC South and for the conference s best record...new Orleans is ranked third in the NFL in offense (22nd rushing and third passing) and sixth in defense (16th rushing and fifth passing)...baltimore is ranked 18th on offense (21st rushing and 14th passing) and tenth on defense (eighth rushing and 14th passing)...sunday s game will be broadcast on FOX (WVUE-8 locally) with Thom Brennaman handling play-by-play and Brian Billick serving as color analyst...the game can be heard throughout the Gulf Coast on the Saints Radio Network (870 AM or FM locally) with Jim Henderson handling play-by-play, Hokie Gajan serving as color analyst and Kristian Garic on the the sidelines...a national radio broadcast is on the Westwood One Network with Howard David handling play-by-play and Tony Boselli as analyst...a Spanish broadcast is available on WFNO 830 AM with Emilio Peralta handling play-by-play and Marco Garcia serving as color analyst.

3 NEW ORLEANS-BALTIMORE PREVIEW SAINTS-RAVENS SPECIFICS THE COACHES Saints coach Sean Payton has posted a regular season record and a 4-1 postseason mark, guiding them to the Super Bowl XLIV championship. He s the lone head coach in club history to open a season with 13 straight wins and post a 13-game winning streak, and has the franchise s top all-time winning percentage (.623). Over this period, the Saints have the best winning percentage in the NFC, fourth in the NFL. He s also the club s leader in postseason victories. His (.615) home record and (.632) road mark are the top winning percentages in club record books. Payton has recorded a (.638) mark vs. NFC opponents. Since taking over, the Saints have the best record among NFC South teams over that period In 2006, he took the Saints to the NFC Championship and was named the NFL Coach of the Year by most major media outlets. Payton is is only one of two NFL coaches to lead his team to two NFC Championship games since Payton was hired as New Orleans 14th head coach on January 18, 2006, after serving on the Dallas Cowboys staff from Prior to joining the Cowboys, Payton served on the New York Giants staff from , including the final three seasons as offensive coordinator. His tenure was highlighted by a Super Bowl berth in his first full season as coordinator. Payton s prior NFL coaching experience came as quarterbacks coach for the Philadelphia Eagles from Baltimore head coach John Harbaugh is in his third season with the Ravens, posting a record. Harbaugh started his NFL coaching career as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles defensive staff from , serving as special teams coach his first nine years, tutoring the secondary his last season. The Miami (Ohio) graduate also has an extensive college coaching career with stints at Indiana, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Morehead State and Western Michigan. LAST MEETING Oct. 29, 2006: Ravens 35, Saints Louisiana Superdome Following a bye week, the Saints fell to 5-2 after being unable to overcome a 21-point deficit in the first half - a Baltimore lead created by a trio of New Orleans turnovers in the first two quarters. The teams traded fumbles on their opening drives. On its second possession, Baltimore marched 43 yards on eight plays, with QB Steve McNair scoring on a fiveyard run up the middle. The Saints would drive to the Baltimore 18 on their following possession, but RB Reggie Bush was intercepted in the end zone on a halfback pass. The turnover set up a lengthy drive for the Ravens, capped by a touchdown pass by McNair to give Baltimore a 10-0 lead. Midway through the second quarter, QB Drew Brees was intercepted by CB Ronnie Prude at the New Orleans 12. The result was a touchdown and a 21-0 advantage for the Ravens. The Saints would get on the board four plays later when Brees found WR Joe Horn on a 32-yard scoring strike, but Baltimore responded with a 10-play, 71-yard match. The drive was capped by a six-yard TD grab by TE Todd Heap, giving the Ravens a 28-7 lead at halftime. A second Brees pass was intercepted and returned for a touchdown in the third quarter, although the quarterback connected with WR Marques Colston on touchdown passes of 47 and 25 yards in the final quarter. Colston finished with 163 yards on six receptions. Horn had five grabs for 126 yards, marking the sixth time in club history the Saints had a pair of players with 100 receiving yards. Horn s TD grab was his 49th with New Orleans. HISTORY The Saints and Ravens have played four times with Baltimore holding a 3-1 edge. The club s first met on September 29, 1996 at Baltimore s Memorial Stadium i the club s first season in their new home after previously playing in Cleveland, a Ravens win. New Orleans only win in the series was a victory at Ravens Stadium on December 8, CONNECTIONS Head coach Sean Payton and Baltimore head coach John Harbaugh served on the same staff in Philadelphia in Assistant. head coach/linebackers Joe Vitt played LB at Towson State from and served on the staff of the Baltimore Colts from T Jermon Bushrod played at Towson from Assistant special teams coach Mike Mallory coached inside linebackers and special teams at the University of Maryland in Baltimore S Ed Reed prepped at Destrehan High School and was a teammate of TE Jeremy Shockey and LB Jonathan Vilma at the University of Miami (Fl.)...Ravens WR Donte Stallworth was a first-round draft pick of the Saints in 2002 and had 195 catches for 2,791 yards and 23 touchdowns during his Saints career...qb Drew Brees was tutored by Ravens offensive coordinator Cam Cameron in San Diego from DT Remi Ayodele spent 2006 training camp with the Ravens...Baltimore S Dawan Landry prepped at Hahnville HS.

4 2010 GAME SUPERLATIVES REVIEW WEEK 1: Saints 14, Minnesota Vikings 9; September 9, Louisiana Superdome The Saints won a club record third consecutive season opener as a consistent performance on offense, defense and special teams carried New Orleans in the NFL s kickoff performance. QB Drew Brees highlighted the Saints performance as he completed 27 of 36 attempts for 237 yards and a TD. RB Pierre Thomas had a team-best 71 yards on 19 carries with his one-yard TD run in the third quarter giving New Orleans the lead for good. Brees connected on completions with nine different Saints led by WR Marques Colston s five receptions for 62 yards. RB Reggie Bush chipped in with five catches for 33 yards. The Saints out-gained the Vikings, 308 to 253 yards, and held the ball for 33:43 in time of possession as they scored their fewest points in a winning effort since Sean Payton became coach in New Orleans got out to a early 7-0 lead, but then saw that evaporate in the second quarter until Thomas one-yard scoring run in the third stanza to put them back up for good. The Saints defense displayed their mettle, allowing only 253 yards of offense by the Vikings and held Minnesota to 5-of-13 on third downs (38%). LB Jonathan Vilma had a second quarter interception of Vikings QB Brett Favre, while DT Sedrick Ellis sacked him. Favre finished 15-of-27 passing for 171 yards and one interception for a 71.7 passer rating. Vilma recorded an interception on a play where a pressure on Favre was credited to S Roman Harper. The win improved their opening day record to This was the first time in club history the Saints have won three consecutive season openers. The Saints are 4-1 in season openers under Payton. The 14 points scored were the fewest by the Saints in a winning effort since Payton became head coach in 2006, and the fewest in a win since defeating Dallas 13-7 on Dec. 28, 2003 in the Superdome. Brees and WR Devery Henderson connected on a 29-yard TD on a third down play on New Orleans first offensive drive for the Saints first points of the season. DT Remi Ayodele blocked an extra point in the second quarter. It was the first extra point blocked by the Saints since DT Grady Jackson at Cincinnati on Dec. 22, WEEK 2: Saints 25, San Francisco 49ers 22; September 20, Candlestick Park The Saints posted an impressive road victory behind timely plays by the arm of Drew Brees, the foot of Garrett Hartley, who booted a 37-yard game-winning field goal as time expired and four forced turnovers by the defense and special teams unit. The Saints scored nine early first quarter points. On the first drive, the 49ers had the ball on their 15-yard line on third and five when the ball flew over San Francisco QB Alex Smith s head and fell out the back of the end zone for a safety. New Orleans then capitalized on the ensuing possession fro the safety and drove 46 yards on seven plays to cap it off with a six-yard touchdown pass from Brees to RB Reggie Bush. Leading 9-7 at halftime, 49ers RB Anthony Dixon ran for a two-yard touchdown to give the 49ers a 14-9 edge. The Saints responded when Brees fired his second score of the game on a three-yard pass to TE David Thomas with 1:43 remaining in the quarter. Taking advantage of a 43-yard punt return by Bush to end the third quarter, Hartley kicked the first of his three fourth quarter field goals to put the Saints up Later on, WR Courtney Roby recovered a muffed punt on coverage, setting up another field goal to give New Orleans a edge. San Francisco RB Frank Gore ran for a TD and Smith connected with 49ers TE Vernon Davis for a two-point conversion with 1:19 left, but Brees took advantage of the time to engineer the game-winning drive. Brees completed 28 of 38 passes for 254 yards with two TDs for a rating. RB Pierre Thomas led the Saints in rushing (46 yards) and receiving with eight catches for 57 yards. WR Marques Colston had a team-high 67 yards receiving on five grabs, including an acrobatic 30-yard catch to set up the game-winning field goal. The defense forced Smith to throw interceptions to S Roman Harper and CB Tracy Porter in Saints territory. LB Jonathan Vilma had a game-high ten tackles and his forced fumble, which was recovered by S Malcolm Jenkins to avert a potential 49ers score. The win marks the first time the Saints have started 2-0 in two consecutive seasons. It extended their win streak against their former NFC West rivals to six games. Brees had a streak snapped of an NFL record five consecutive games with 300 or more yards passing on Monday Night Football. Head Coach Sean Payton improved his record on Monday Night Football to 6-2.

5 2010 GAME SUPERLATIVES REVIEW WEEK 3: Atlanta Falcons 27, Saints 24 (OT); September 26, Louisiana Superdome Atlanta K Matt Bryant kicked a 46-yard field goal with 1:55 left in overtime to give the Falcons a win. The Saints overcame three turnovers and a three-point fourth quarter deficit to tie the score on their final drive of regulation when K Garrett Hartley kicked a 32-yard field goal. However, in overtime, after the Saints defense stymied Atlanta s first drive, Hartley missed a 29-yard attempt and the Falcons would successfully execute their next time down the field. QB Drew Brees completed 30 of 38 passes for 365 yards with three TD passes, two to WR Lance Moore and two interceptions. Moore had a career day with six receptions for a career-high 149 yards, tying his best in TD grabs and adding a career-long 72-yard punt return to set up a first quarter scoring throw from Brees to TE Jeremy Shockey. Shockey led the Saints in receptions with eight catches for 78 yards. DE Will Smith and DT Sedrick Ellis recorded one sack apiece. LB Jo-Lonn Dunbar led New Orleans with a career-high 13 tackles. Atlanta QB Matt Ryan completed 19 of 30 passes for 228 yards with two TDs. TE Tony Gonzalez had eight receptions for 110 yards with one TD, while RB Michael Turner carried 30 times for 114 yards with a TD. The loss snapped a streak of six consecutive September wins for the Saints, dating back to For the third straight game, the Saints scored a TD on their first possession. Dating back to the 2009 opener and including the playoffs, the Saints scored on their first possession 13 times (10 TD, 3 FG) in 22 games. Brees first-quarter interception was not only the first turnover committed by the Saints in 2010, but the first in 15 quarters, dating back to the second quarter of the 2009 NFC Championship. The pick was his first in 243 attempts, counting the postseason, his first in his last 141 regular-season throws. His last interception came in Week 15 of 2009 vs. Dallas. WEEK 4: Saints 16, Carolina Panthers 14; October 3, Louisiana Superdome The Saints posted an impressive win behind a powerful run game, timely third down conversions, a relentless pass rush and some key plays on special teams in a contest which wasn t decided until the final seconds. On their first drive, the Saints drove to the one yard line, where WR Lance Moore fumbled on a hard hit and it was recovered by Panthers LB James Anderson in the end zone for a touchback. But the Saints got the ball back after forcing Carolina to their first of two first half three and outs on a day where they constantly harassed rookie QB Jimmy Clausen, allowing him to complete only 11 of 21 passes for 146 yards. On their next drive, QB Drew Brees directed a six-play, 76-yard scoring march, ending with Moore rambling into the end zone on a four-yard TD grab. However, the Panthers tied the score on a 55-yard pass from Clausen to RB Jonathan Stewart. New Orleans took the lead near the end of the half, when K John Carney, starting his third Saints stint, kicked a 32-yard field goal. The Panthers took the lead on their first drive of the second half, when RB DeAngelo Williams had a 39-yard run. Failing to convert a third down on their next drive, New Orleans was forced to punt, but a hard hit on coverage by LS Jason Kyle forced Panthers CB Captain Munnerlyn to cough up the ball and it was recovered by WR Courtney Roby at the Carolina 29. Carney kicked a 32-yard field goal to put the Saints within one. Brees engineered an 18 play, 86-yard drive, that took up 9:25 of the fourth quarter and ended with Carney kicking a 25-yard field goal to give New Orleans the lead with 3:55 left. Carolina on their final drive, marched as close as the New Orleans 36, but their hopes ended when the Saints pushed them out of field goal range on successive plays with S Usama Young tackling Williams for a four-yard loss and S Malcolm Jenkins sacking Clausen before a final incompletion. Brees completed 33 of 48 passes for 275 yards with one TD as the Saints ran up 121 yards on the ground and outrushed Carolina s powerful attack. In his most extensive, rookie RB Chris Ivory led the club in rushing with 67 yards on 12 carries, teaming with Ladell Betts who had 47 yards on the ground and caught four passes for 23 yards. WR Devery Henderson had six receptions for a team-leading 59 yards. WEEK 5: Arizona Cardinals 30, Saints 20; October 10, University of Phoenix Stadium In a topsy-turvy contest, the Cardinals came back from a 10-0 deficit and prevailed despite failing to score an offensive touchdown rushing or passing. CB Jabari Greer gave rookie Cardinals QB Max Hall a rough initial reception in his first drive of the game of his first NFL start, picking him off and returning the interception 26 yards. New Orleans would capitalize on the early turnover and K John Carney kicked a 31-yard field goal. New Orleans increased their first quarter lead to 10-0 when the Saints quickly would get the ball back and QB Drew Brees drove the Saints on an 11-play, 76-yard scoring drive that ended with a one-yard touchdown pass to TE Jeremy Shockey. (continued on next page)

6 2010 GAME SUPERLATIVES REVIEW (continued from previous page) Despite a second quarter Cardinals field goal and touchdown fumble recovery on a play where DL Anthony Hargrove had forced Hall to fumble, but the ball was picked up and brought into the end zone by Arizona T Levi Jones in the second quarter, the Saints remained on top at halftime as Carney booted his second field goal of the contest to give the Saints a lead at the midway point. The Cardinals would go on a 13-0 run off two field goals and a 27-yard fumble return for a touchdown by Kerry Rhodes. With 3:25 remaining in the game, the Saints got the ball back at their 18-yard line. The Saints drove to the Arizona 35 where Brees connected with WR Robert Meachem for his first TD of the season with 1:49 left. With the Saints trailing 23-20, Carney attempted an onside kick but Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald recovered it. On 3rd and eight at the New Orleans 33, Hall completed a pass to TE Ben Patrick and he coughed of the ball at the 25-yard line where Fitzgerald recovered it much to the dismay of the Saints. After the Cardinals were forced to punt, the Saints got the ball back at their nine-yard line. On first down, Brees threw his third pick of the game to Cardinals DB Dominique Rogers-Cromartie who returned it for a 28- yard touchdown to seal the Arizona victory. The Saints outgained the Cardinals in net yards by a The 41 yards rushing the Saints defense surrendered was the least since the 33 rushing yards given up to Detroit in the 2009 season opener. Brees completed 24 of his 39 attempts for 279 yards and two TDs. WR Marques Colston led all receivers with seven catches for 97 yards. RB Ladell Betts, who got the start, rushed with 44 yards on 10 attempts. WEEK 6: Saints 31, Tampa Bay Buccaneers 6; October 17, Raymond James Stadium The Saints had their most dominating performance of the season on both offense and defense to beat the Buccaneers 31-6 and improve to 5-2. New Orleans started off fast as they scored on their opening drive for the fifth time in six games, marching down 94 yards on seven plays, ending with a 41-yard TD pass from QB Drew Brees to WR Lance Moore. New Orleans extended their lead to 14-0 when Brees found WR Robert Meachem for a 41-yard TD early in the second quarter The Saints went into halftime with a 17-0 edge. New Orleans continued their outstanding defensive performance in the third quarter when LB Jo-Lonn Dunbar forced a fumble by Tampa Bay RB Carnell Williams, recovered by LB Marvin Mitchell at the Tampa Bay 45-yard line. Eight plays later, Brees found FB Heath Evans for a four yard TD. The Saints defense held Tampa Bay scoreless until they scored a touchdown with 5:43 remaining in the fourth quarter. New Orleans rolled to 475 yards of total offense, 298 in the first half, while holding Tampa Bay to 277, including only 42 on the ground, 20 in the first half as the Saints took control. New Orleans churned out a season-high total of 212 rushing yards. Brees completed 21-of-32 passes for 263 yards, three touchdowns, one interception and a passer rating. Meanwhile, Tampa Bay s Josh Freeman was held to 18 completions on 43 attempts for 219 yards. RB Chris Ivory started and carried 15 times for 158 yards (10.5 avg.).this was the fourth-highest yardage total by an NFL runner in 2010, the 23rd most rushing yards by an undrafted player in NFL history and the second-most yards per carry in a single-game by a Saint in club record books (min. eight attempts.), the first to gain 150 yards and gain ten yards a carry. WR Marques Colston had a team-high five receptions for 53 receiving yards, with four of his catches going for first downs. RBs Ladell Betts and Julius Jones combined for 52 yards rushing and Betts one-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter was his first as a Saint. S Roman Harper led the defense with seven solo tackles and his NFL-high third forced fumble of WEEK 7: Cleveland Browns 30, Saints 17; October 24, Louisiana Superdome The Saints undermed their chances with four interceptions and two game-changing special teams plays by the Browns. With New Orleans punting after the first possession, Cleveland WR Joshua Cribbs lateraled the return to CB Eric Wright who raced 62 yards to the New Orleans 19-yard line before being tackled, setting up an early field goal. Cleveland increased their first quarter lead to 10-0 when they took advantage of a 38-yard pass interference penalty to put them in at the four-yard line where RB Peyton Hillis ran in four yards for a touchdown. Despite a second quarter Saints field goal, the Browns scored ten second quarter points as they took advantage of a fake punt and rushed 68 yards to set up a field goal and LB David Bowens returned a pass by QB Drew Brees 30 yards for a touchdown to give them 20-3 lead at the midway point. (Continued on next page)

7 2010 GAME SUPERLATIVES REVIEW (Continued from last page) After a scoreless third quarter, the Saints scored their first touchdown when Brees connected with TE David Thomas from 11 yards out. The Browns sealed the game by going on a 10-0 run with a field goal and Bowens second interception return touchdown of the day, this one for 64 yards. The Saints outgained the Browns in net yards , as they gave up a season-low 77 yards passing to Cleveland and allowed them to convert only two-of-11 third down attempts. Brees completed 37 of his 56 attempts for 356 yards and two scores. WR Marques Colston led all receivers with ten catches for 112 yards with one TD, seasonhighs in all categories. RB Ladell Betts had a careerhigh eight receptions for 48 yards. LB Jo-Lonn Dunbar had the first sack of his NFL career, when he dropped Browns QB Colt McCoy for a four-yard loss on a third down play. WEEK 8: Saints 20, Pittsburgh Steelers 10; October 31, Louisiana Superdome QB Drew Brees was pinpoint accurate in the second half, completing 20-of-22 passes, while the defense had two key fourth quarter turnovers to rebound from last week s loss in a nationally televised primetime contest. Brees shook off a second quarter interception and fourth quarter fumble, completing 34-of-44 passes for 305 yards with two TD passes and a passer rating. WR Lance Moore led the Saints in receiving with seven receptions for 54 yards and one TD. WR Marques Colston had six catches for 75 yards and a fourth quarter 16-yard TD grab. WR Robert Meachem had six grabs for a team-high 76 yards. The Saints made several key defensive plays. In the second quarter, WR Antwan Randle El had an 11-yard reception to the goal line, where it was ruled after a New Orleans challenge that CB Leigh Torrence stopped him before reaching the end zone. New Orleans held Pittsburgh to a field goal after a goal line stand. In the fourth quarter with TE Heath Miller running in Saints territory trailing 13-10, LB Marvin Mitchell stripped the ball from him at their 34-yard line and it was picked up and returned by S Darren Sharper 11 yards, to set up the score that gave the Saints a lead. With Pittsburgh taking the ball back, Torrence, seeing his extended duty at cornerback, picked off Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger to ice the win. LB Scott Shanle came back after missing two weeks with a hamstring injury and led the Saints with 11 tackles. LB Jonathan Vilma finished with nine tackles and one sack. DE Will Smith had a season-high 1.5 sacks as he moved into sole possession of fifth place on the club s all-time list with 52. The win evened New Orleans all-time record against Pittsburgh to 7-7. WEEK 9: Saints 34, Carolina Panthers 3; November 7, Bank of America Stadium A complete effort of the season on offense, defense, special teams with New Orleans largest margin of victory of the season. The 34-3 victory improved the Saints record to 6-3 heading into their bye. New Orleans rolled to 408 yards of total offense while holding Carolina to 195 yards. The Saints also forced a fumble, intercepted a pass for a touchdown and held the Panthers passing attack to 68 yards, while New Orleans churned out 165 yards on the ground. The Saints scored 34 unanswered points after Carolina scored a first, courtesy of Drew Brees touchdown passes to TEs Jeremy Shockey and Jimmy Graham, a 24-yard interception return by CB Jabari Greer and a rushing TD by RB Ladell Betts. K Garrett Hartley added a pair of field goals, while the Saints defense allowed only a field goal and forced two turnovers en route to the win. Brees was efficient as he rebounded from an interception on New Orleans first drive to completed 27-of-43 passes for 253 yards and two touchdowns. Carolina went through three quarterbacks, as they completed only 17-of-36 passes for 107 yards with a 42.4 passer rating. The three points surrendered by New Orleans was the fewest since they gave up three in a 34-3 win vs. Oakland on October 12, The Saints converted 7-of-14 third down attempts (50%). Greer s 24-yard interception return for a touchdown was New Orleans first defensive score of the 2010 season. WR Marques Colston led the Saints in receiving with eight receptions for 65 yards. Three move the chains for first downs. WR Lance Moore had six grabs and led the Saints in receiving yardage with 77 yards, including a second quarter 36-yard grab that set up a field goal. With his first quarter, seven-yard TD reception, the catch was Shockey s 500th of his career, making him the eighth NFL tight end with 500 grabs.

8 2010 GAME SUPERLATIVES REVIEW WEEK 11: Saints 34, Seattle Seahawks 19; November 21, Louisiana Superdome QB Drew Brees tossed four touchdown passes, two apiece to WRs Marques Colston and Robert Meachem to lead the Saints to a victory over the Seattle Seahawks to improve their record to 7-3 and remain one game out of first place in the NFC South. In addition to an offensive explosion of a season-best 494 net yards, the Saints run defense held the Seahawks to 58 yards on the ground, only allowing them to gain 3.4 yards per carry. Brees enjoyed one of his most impressive outings of the season as he completed 29-of-43 passes for 382 yards with four touchdown throws for a passer rating of Colston led the Saints in receiving with eight catches for a season-high 113 yards. With his two TD grabs, he moved into a tie for third place on the club s all-time list in scoring receptions. RB Chris Ivory carried 23 times for 99 yards and scored his first career touchdown on a one-yard dive in the first quarter to give the Saints the lead. The Saints defense forced Seattle RB Marshawn Lynch to cough up the ball twice in the third quarter, with recoveries by S Roman Harper and LB Scott Shanle. Shanle had a team-leading 12 tackles (nine solo), in addition to his third quarter strip of Lynch in New Orleans territory. The Saints converted 11-of-15 third down attempts (73%). Colston s 113-yard performance was a season-high and it was the seventh multiple touchdown performance of his career. Harper s third quarter forced fumble was his fourth of the season and his tenth since being drafted by New Orleans in The victory gave the Saints a 6-5 lead in the all-time series against the Seahawks and was their second consecutive victory against Seattle. The win gave New Orleans their first three-game winning streak of the season and their fifth streak of at least three wins since Sean Payton became head coach in With 45 regular season wins, Payton is now tied with Jim Haslett ( ) for the second-most victories by a Saints head coach. WEEK 12: Saints 30, Dallas Cowboys 27; November 25, Cowboys Stadium The Saints rebounded from a fourth quarter four point deficit with a dramatic comeback following a defensive turnover and quick scoring drive to improve them to 8-3. The Saints first jumped out to a 17-0 first quarter lead compliments of a pair of touchdowns by RB Chris Ivory and a career-long 50-yard field goal by K Garrett Hartley following an interception. Dallas got on the board with two field goals in the second quarter and although the Saints took a 20-6 lead into the half, the Cowboys got right back in the game on the second play from scrimmage of the third quarter when WR Miles Austin took an end around 60-yards into the end zone to cut the lead to After a Hartley field goal on New Orleans next possession extended the lead to ten points, Dallas RBs Marion Barber and Tashard Choice each followed up with one-yard touchdown runs to give Dallas their first lead of the game with under ten minutes left. The Saints were unable to execute on their next drive, but S Malcolm Jenkins forced Cowboys WR Roy Williams to fumble the ball at the New Orleans 11. QB Drew Brees then went on a five play, 89-yard drive that included a 22-yard completion to WR Marques Colston, a 55-yard throw to WR Robert Meachem and a 12-yard scoring pass to WR Lance Moore to give the Saints the lead back. Brees completed 23 of 39 passes for 352 yards with one touchdown and one interception. Colston led the Saints in receiving with six receptions for 105 yards. In addition to his game-saving strip and fumble recovery, Jenkins also added five tackles (three solo), while LB Jonathan Vilma led the Saints with 11 tackles (seven solo). Colston s 105-yard performance was the second straight week he surpassed the century mark and with his final grab of the day, he moved past WR Danny Abramowicz into third place on the club s all-time list for receiving yardage. The victory guaranteed the Saints at least a.500 winning percentage in three consecutive seasons for the first time since the campaigns. The win gave New Orleans their first four-game winning streak of the season and their third streak of at least four wins since Sean Payton became head coach in With 46 regular season wins, Payton surpassed Haslett for the second-most victories by a Saints head coach.

9 2010 GAME SUPERLATIVES REVIEW WEEK 13: Saints 34, Cincinnati Bengals 30; December 5, Paul Brown Stadium The Saints improved to 9-3 and increased their win streak to five as they had a successful comeback of their final drive of the game for the second consecutive week. The Saints got on the scoreboard with their first offensive drive as they took advantage of a roughing the kicker penalty on a punt to move up five yards where K Garrett Hartley kicked a 48-yard field goal. Cincinnati tied the score on a drive where they advanced as far as the Saints nine, but had to settle for a field goal, but the Saints quickly jumped back on top when RB Chris Ivory cut back and had a 55-yard TD run. The clubs traded second quarter field goals and New Orleans took a 13-6 halftime lead. New Orleans took the ball out of the third quarter and went on an 11-play, 66-yard drive that ended with a one-yard touchdown run by Ivory. Cincinnati would strike back though to cut the deficit to Bengals QB Carson Palmer found WR Terrell Owens for a five-yard TD, where the extra point was missed. On New Orleans next drive, Bengals S Reggie Nelson picked off QB Drew Brees, returning the ball to New Orleans territory where RB Cedric Benson eventually barreled in to the end zone on a one-yard run. Brees quickly put seven more points on the board on a 52-yard throw to WR Robert Meachem. But the Bengals tied the score with a Benson TD run and then went ahead with 4:30 left on a field goal. Brees led the Saints on a seven play, 68-yard drive that started with Ivory ripping off eight and three-yard runs, and then a 42-yard completion to Meachem. With the Saints facing fourth-and-two at the Cincinnati seven, the Saints were able to force Bengals DT Pat Sims to commit a neutral zone offsides penalty and Brees took the fresh set of downs and found WR Marques Colston with a three-yard TD pass to put the Saints back up with 31 seconds left. Brees completed 23 of 29 passes for 313 yards with two touchdowns and one interception as he became the club s all-time passing yardage leader. Colston had three grabs for 65 yards, while Meachem led the Saints in yardage with three catches for 106 yards. Ivory carried 15 times for 117 yards (7.8) avg. He s the first Saint to have two 100-yard rushing games in a season since Deuce McAllister in Ivory is also the first Saints rookie runner to have five rushing touchdowns in a three-game period. LB Jonathan Vilma led the Saints with 12 tackles (five solo) and also dropped Palmer for his career-best third sack of the season. Colston s touchdown score was his 38th, as he moved past WR Danny Abramowicz into third place on the club s all-time list for receiving touchdowns. WEEK 14: Saints 31, St. Louis Rams 13; December 12, Louisiana Superdome The Saints improved to 10-3, winning their sixth straight game. It was another banner performance by for the Saints offense and the defense harassed rookie QB Sam Bradford with three sacks and two red zone interceptions as they never recovered from falling behind 14-0 in the first quarter. The win gave New Orleans their first six-game win streak of the season and their second streak of at least six wins under Sean Payton and second since QB Drew Brees completed 25 of 40 passes for 221 yards with three TDs. Brees completed passes to seven different players, 13 of his first 15 throws, with the Saints jumping ahead 21-6 in the first half. Brees became the first quarterback in NFL history to pass for at least 20,000 yards and 150 touchdowns in the first five seasons with a new team. WR Marques Colston had five receptions for 46 yards, including two touchdown grabs. WR Lance Moore had five catches for a game-high 70 yards with a 31-yard TD catch. The Saints rushed for 132 yards, as the three-headed trio of Chris Ivory (47), Pierre Thomas (39) and Reggie Bush (39) enjoyed a productive day on the ground. LB Jonathan Vilma led the team with 11 tackles, including a sack of Bradford when he stripped the ball and caused a loss of 22 yards on the play, as he reached the 100 tackle mark for the sixth time in seven seasons. S Malcolm Jenkins scored the first touchdown of his NFL career as he had a 96-yard interception return, the fourth-longest in club history. Jenkins also had a second half nine-yard return to extinguish another potential Rams scoring drive. New Orleans was effective on third down both offensively and defensively on the afternoon. On offense, they converted 11-of-16 attempts (69%), while allowing St. Louis to successfully convert only one-of-11 attempts (9%) as the Rams were unable to convert their first eight third down attempts.

10 SEAN PAYTON NOTES Since he was named head coach in 2006, the New Orleans Saints have enjoyed a significant turnaround under Payton, culminating with him leading them to the Super Bowl XLIV title. Payton has posted a (.623) regular season record. Payton has the top winning percentage for a Saints coach all-time. No NFC team has won as many games during this period and only three AFC clubs have more victories. Payton s home (24-15,.615) and road (24-14,.632) winning percentages are the finest in franchise history. Payton has recorded a (.638) mark vs. NFC opponents. New Orleans record in division play during this period is the second-best in the NFC South. Under his supervision, the Saints offense has been ranked first in yards per game three of the last four seasons. New Orleans has excelled in the biggest spotlight, since the hiring of Payton. Seven of the club s 12 victories on Monday Night Football have occurred since 2006.Overall, New Orleans has posted a 10-5 record in primetime contests over that period. The Saints are the only NFC South club to capture two division titles since Payton joins New England s Bill Belichick as the only two coaches to guide their clubs to a conference championship game twice in the last four seasons. His postseason winning percentage (.800) is best among active NFL coaches. IN THE NFC SOUTH Under Seain Payton, the Saints have enjoyed the best regular season record among teams in the division since Team W L Pct. New Orleans Saints Atlanta Falcons Carolina Panthers Tampa Bay Buccaneers TEAM NOTES STREAKING ONWARD The Saints started 13-0 in 2009, giving them both their best start and longest win streak in club history. They won 13 games for the first time in team history. New Orleans has put together a long win streak again in 2010, winning their last six games as their record has surged to With a win on Sunday at Baltimore, the Saints would tie for the fourth-longest streak in franchise history. TEN WIN SEASONS With Sunday s win vs. St. Louis, New Orleans clinched a ten win season for the third time since Payton became coach and for the second consecutive season, for the first time since the 1991 and 1992 campaigns. It s the third time in franchise history that the Saints have posted back-to-back ten-win campaigns. DOMEFIELD ADVANTAGE The Saints enjoyed a 6-2 home mark for the second straight season in 2009 with a club record six game home win streak. In 2010, the Saints improved their record at the Superdome to 5-2 with Sunday s win over St. Louis and will have a chance to match their 2009 mark in the regular season final vs. Tampa Bay, January 2. This marks the 13th time in club history the team has posted a winning home mark. For the first time since the period between , the Saints have posted home winning records for three consecutive seasons. Since 2008, the Saints have a 17-6 home regular season record. ROAD WARRIORS Since Payton became head coach in 2006, the Saints have the fourth-best record in the NFL at visiting stadiums with a mark. With a 7-1 road mark in 2009, tied for best in the NFL, the Saints matched the 2000 squad for the most road wins. Including the final road game of 2008, New Orleans eight game win streak away from home was the second-longest in club record books. The Saints have posted a 5-1 road record in the 2010 season, tied for best in the NFC, giving them back to back winning records at visiting stadiums for the first time since 1991 and NFL s BEST REGULAR SEASON ROAD RECORDS SINCE 2006 Team Record 1. New England Indianapolis New York Giants* New Orleans Philadelphia * Not including Monday night result VERSUS THE AFC Including their victory over the Indianapolis Colts in Super Bowl XLIV, the Saints have captured ten of their last 11 contests versus AFC teams, dating back to the 2008 season. Overall, the Saints have an 11-8 regular season record against AFC opponents since Payton became head coach.

11 PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT The Saints have eight players who have moved up to the 53-man roster after starting their NFL careers on practice squads, five who have spent time on the Saints practice squad. The most notable member of the group is WR Lance Moore. After spending most of 2005 and 2006 on the club s practice squad, he s evolved into one of the team s leading playmakers with 21 career touchdown receptions to tied for eighth in club record books. In 2010, he s recorded 54 receptions for 636 yards (11.8 avg.) and is tied for the team lead with seven TD catches. Moore has also been a significant contributor on special teams in the punt return game, averaging 10.2 yards a return. LB Jo-Lonn Dunbar started on the club s practice squad in 2008 and has become an integral part of the special teams units and spot starter on defense. He s appeared in 35 games with 12 starts, making 61 tackles (32 solo), five pass defenses, a sack, five pass defenses, a forced fumble and 31 special teams tackles. In 2010, he s started seven of 11 games, recording 38 tackles (22 solo), two pass defenses, a forced fumble, a sack and two special teams stops. After alternating between the Saints practice squad and active roster in 2008, DT Remi Ayodele has held down a starting position since In 2010, he s second on the defensive line with 59 tackles (23 solo), also adding one sack, one pass defense and one forced fumble for a unit that is ranked eighth in the NFL in opponent net yards per game, fifth against the pass. BUCKING THE ODDS Players whose names are not called in the NFL draft typically face challenging odds in sticking on a team. Yet, the Saints feature 14 on their roster who ve bucked convention, several becoming key contributors.seven of the most notable undrafted players on the roster are Moore, Ayodele, Dunbar K Garrett Hartley, RB Pierre Thomas, CB Jabari Greer and RB Chris Ivory. Thomas has provided a significant impact to the run game. Signed after the 2007 draft, leading the club in rushing in 2008 and 2009, scoring 20 touchdowns over that span. Signed by New Orleans at midseason in 2008, Hartley has made 38-of-45 field goal attempts, as well as nailing the game-winning kick in the NFC Championship and being the only kicker in Super Bowl history to make three attempts of 40 yards or more. A 2004 undrafted signing by Buffalo out of the University of Tennessee, Greer has developed into one of the NFL s elite pass defenders. Signed by New Orleans in 2009, Greer has recorded four interceptions and 21 pass defenses in 20 games, often charged with the task of covering the opposition s top wideouts. Signed as a free agent out of NCAA Division II Tiffin following the 2010 NFL Draft, Ivory has appeared in ten games with four starts and is their leading rusher with 130 carries for 683 yards (5.3 avg.) with five touchdowns. He leads all NFL rookies in rushing. Ivory enjoyed a breakout performance at Tampa Bay, Oct. 17, carrying 15 times for 158 yards, averaging 10.5 yards per carry. Ivory became the first Saint to have a pair of 100-yard performances in the same season since 2006 when he ran 15 times for 117 yards (7.8 avg.) with two touchdowns, including a 55-yard scoring run at Cincinnati, Dec. 5. SCORING EXPLOSION Since 2006, the Saints have scored an average of 27.2 points per game (2,095 points) in 77 games, ranking third in the NFL. During this period since Payton became head coach, New Orleans has scored 20 or more points in 61 games (79.1%) and 30 or more points in 35 contests (45.5%). The Saints are ranked seventh in the NFL in scoring in 2010, averaging 25.4 points per game following a blistering stretch where they have scored at least 30 points in five consecutive contests for only the second time in franchise history. NFL POINTS PER GAME LEADERS SINCE 2006 Team Pts. Pts./Gm. 1. NE 2, SD NO WORTH NOTING ON OFFENSE DOMINATING OFFENSE Since 2006, the Saints have been the NFL s top ranked offense in net yards per game, averaging yards per game. In the past four seasons, they ve been ranked first three times. In 2010, they are ranked third overall, averaging net yards per game. NFL TOTAL OFFENSE LEADERS SINCE 2006 Team Yds. Yds./Gm. 1. NO 30, NE 28, Phi. 28, NFL TOTAL OFFENSE LEADERS IN 2010 Team Yds. Yds./Gm. 1. Phi. 5, SD 5, NO 5,

12 THROUGH THE AIR For four straight seasons the Saints have been ranked in the NFL s top five in net yards passing. In 2010, the they re ranked third, averaging yards per game. The Saints have ranked in the top five every season since Payton was named coach and lead the NFL during the period throwing for net yards per game. NFL PASSING OFFENSE LEADERS SINCE 2006 Team Yds. Yds./Gm. 1. NO 21, Ind. 20, Dal. 19, NFL PASSING OFFENSE LEADERS IN 2010 Team Yds. Yds./Gm. 1. Ind. 3, SD 3, NO 3, KEEPING DRIVES GOING In 2010, the Saints have converted 85-of-171 (49.7) third down attempts to rank first in the NFL NFL THIRD DOWN CONVERSION PERCENTAGE LEADERS Team Made Att. Pct. 1. NO Atl NE YARDS AFTER THE CATCH Since 2006, the Saints offense has been ranked first in the NFL in yards after the catch. The Saints are ranked fifth in 2010 with 1,651 yards after the catch MOST YAC BY NFL TEAMS SINCE 2006 Team YAC 1. New Orleans 10, New England 9, Green Bay 9,828 MOST YAC BY NFL TEAMS IN 2010 Team YAC 1. Detroit 1, San Diego 1, Dallas 1, Philadelphia 1, New Orleans 1,651 HOLDING THE LINE The Saints offensive line remains one of the New Orleans offensive unit s foundations. Since 2006, New Orleans has been the second-least sacked club in the NFL, surrendering only 91 in 77 games. In 2009, LT Jermon Bushrod, RG Jahri Evans, C Jonathan Goodwin, LG Carl Nicks and RT Jon Stinchcomb surrendered only 20 sacks, the fourth-fewest in the NFL for an offense that ranked first in the league overall, while missing only one start overall due to injury. The starting unit returns in 2010 intact and have given up only 19 sacks for the NFL s third-ranked offense, the third-lowest total in the NFL. LEAST SACKS ALLOWED BY NFL TEAMS FROM 2006-PRESENT Team Sacks 1. Indianapolis New Orleans Tennessee 106 LEAST SACKS ALLOWED BY NFL TEAMS IN 2010 Team Sacks 1. New York Giants* Indianapolis New Orleans 19 * Not including Monday night result Below is a synopsis of the Saints offensive line, including five of it s six members that started at least one game in 2009, who are draft picks by the club: LT Jermon Bushrod - A 2007 fourth round draft pick, this promising young lineman helped spur the NFL s sixth ranked running game in The Towson product has continued adding strength and working on technique as he continues to line up against many of the NFL s elite pass rushers in his second season starting. LG Carl Nicks - This 6-5, 343 pound mauler who was a 2008 fifth-round draft choice, needed very little time to make a smooth transition to life in the NFL trenches. Selected for All-Rookie honors by several publications, Nicks has opened every contest since the fourth of his first year and combines with Jahri Evans for one of the NFL s top young interior combinations. C Jonathan Goodwin - Goodwin took the starting reins of the club s center position in 2008 and has distinguished himself in pass protection, run blocking and making line calls, opening 44 games in the middle of the line as a Saint. He s coming off a standout 2009 campaign where he was recognized with a Pro Bowl selection for the first time in his nine-year NFL career.

13 RG Jahri Evans - The 2006 fourth round draft choice has made a rapid ascent from his small school roots at Bloomsburg into one of the NFL s top guards. Evans was named to his first Pro Bowl in 2009 as a starter, elected a starter. His 77 straight starts with the Saints is the longest streak in team history among offensive linemen to begin a career and tied with linemate Jon Stinchcomb as the most by a current Saint. Evans streak of consecutive starts to begin a career is ranked third overall among all players in Saints record books. Re-signed to a seven-year contract in the offseason, Evans is a cornerstone of the line for years to come. MOST CONSECUTIVE GAMES STARTED BY A SAINTS OFFENSIVE LINEMAN TO OPEN CAREER Player Pos. No. Years How acq. Jahri Evans, G D4, 06 William Roaf, T D1, 93 Don Morrison, T D4e, 71 MOST CONSECUTIVE GAMES STARTED BY A SAINT TO OPEN A CAREER Player Pos. No. Years How acq. Rickey Jackson, LB D2b, 81 Bob Pollard, DT D11, 71 Jahri Evans, G D4, 06 RT Jon Stinchcomb - This 2003 second round draft choice is the club s longest tenured player and among the most respected by his teammates, shown by his election as a team captains. Anchoring the right side since 2006, he s combined with Evans to start all 77 games and provide uninterrupted service, the most by the Saints during this period. He s tied for the thirdlongest current starting streak among NFL tackles. Stinchcomb was selected to his first Pro Bowl in MOST CONSECUTIVE GAMES STARTED AMONG ACTIVE NFL TACKLES Tackle No. 1. Jeff Backus, Det Michael Roos, Ten. 93 4t. Jon Stinchcomb, NO 77 4t. Flozell Adams, Pit. 77 4t. D Brickshaw Ferguson, NYJ 77 T Zach Strief - This 2006 seventh round pick out of Northwestern has appeared in 68 regular season games, opening five at left tackle, also filling in on the right side. The versatile Strief, has also served as an extra blocking tight end in short yardage situations. WORTH NOTING ON DEFENSE The addition of defensive coordinator Gregg Wiliams, and shrewd moves in free agency and the draft have produced an opportunistic, resurgent unit, resulting in a improvement to a defense that moved up in the league rankings in several categories since The improvement has continued into 2010 as they re ranked eighth in the NFL in opponent yards per game, fifth against the pass and scoring defense. Overall, they have improved statistically from the 2009 campaign in most defensive categories. YARDAGE IMPROVEMENT After finishing ranked 25rd in the NFL in yardage surrendered (357.8 yards per game) in 2009, the Saints have improved to eighth (308.6 yards per game) in NFL TOTAL DEFENSE LEADERS IN 2010 Team Yds. Yds./Gm. 1. SD 3, NYG* 3, NYJ 3, Pit. 3, Mia. 3, Min.* 3, Bal.* 3, NO 4, * Not including Monday night results SCORING DEFENSE In 2009, the Saints were ranked 20th in the NFL in scoring defense. In 2010, they are ranked fifth in points allowed per game (18.5). NFL OPPONENT POINTS PER GAME LEADERS IN 2010 Team Pts. Pts./Gm. 1. GB Pit Bal.* Chi NO * Not including Monday night result STOPPING THE RUN The Saints have experienced an improvement in their run-stopping efforts in After ranking 21st in the NFL, surrendering an average of yards per game in 2009, the Saints have moved up in the league rankings to rank 16th, giving up an average of yards per game in 2010.

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