Team Stats

  • Total Yards

    • DAL 193
    • 625 NO
  • Turnovers

    • DAL 0
    • 1 NO
  • Possession

    DAL NO
    39:32 20:28
  • 1st Downs

    • DAL 9
    • 40 NO

Game Information

Mercedes-Benz Superdome
,
Coverage: NBC
  • New Orleans, LA 70112
  • Line: NO -6.5
Attendance: 73,018
100%
Capacity: 72,968
Referees: Jerome Boger
11/11/2013 Associated Press

Saints clobber Cowboys with 40 first downs

Drew Brees completed 34 of 41 passes for 392 yards and four touchdowns, and the New Orleans Saints beat the Dallas Cowboys 49-17 on Sunday night.

Scoring Summary

NBC1234T
Cowboys377017
Saints72171449
first QuarterDALNO
FG
8:19
Dan Bailey 37 Yard Field Goal is Good
8 plays, 13 yards, 1:22
30
TD
3:30
Marques Colston 22 Yard Pass From Drew Brees
9 plays, 80 yards, 4:51
36
XP
3:23
Garrett Hartley Kick is Good
9 plays, 80 yards, 4:51
37
second QuarterDALNO
TD
14:11
Demarco Murray 7 Yard Run
8 plays, 72 yards, 4:18
97
XP
14:05
Dan Bailey Kick is Good
8 plays, 72 yards, 4:18
107
TD
5:15
Pierre Thomas 1 Yard Pass From Drew Brees
14 plays, 23 yards, 8:56
1014
XP
5:09
Garrett Hartley Kick is Good
14 plays, 23 yards, 8:56
1014
TD
1:37
Darren Sproles 3 Yard Run
9 plays, 46 yards, 2:29
1020
XP
1:32
Garrett Hartley Kick is Good
9 plays, 46 yards, 2:29
1021
TD
0:13
Darren Sproles 28 Yard Pass From Drew Brees
6 plays, 75 yards, 0:48
1027
XP
0:05
Garrett Hartley Kick is Good
6 plays, 75 yards, 0:48
1028
third QuarterDALNO
TD
2:17
Mark Ingram 4 Yard Run
6 plays, 78 yards, 2:43
1034
XP
2:12
Garrett Hartley Kick is Good
6 plays, 78 yards, 2:43
1035
TD
0:48
Terrance Williams 21 Yard Pass From Tony Romo
5 plays, 89 yards, 1:31
1635
XP
0:41
Dan Bailey Kick is Good
5 plays, 89 yards, 1:31
1735
fourth QuarterDALNO
TD
12:51
Kenny Stills 52 Yard Pass From Drew Brees
6 plays, 83 yards, 2:30
1741
XP
12:43
Garrett Hartley Kick is Good
6 plays, 83 yards, 2:30
1742
TD
5:49
Pierre Thomas 1 Yard Run
8 plays, 78 yards, 5:27
1748
XP
5:44
Garrett Hartley Kick is Good
8 plays, 78 yards, 5:27
1749

Research Notes

  • Drew Brees had a perfect completion percentage in several facets Monday, including third down. While Brees didn't have an incompletion on third down, Tony Romo didn't have a completion. - Brees was 9-of-9 with two touchdowns against five or more pass rushers, including 6-of-6 when the Cowboys blitzed a member of the secondary- Brees was 7-of-7 with two touchdowns on screen passes

  • Drew Brees had his 15th career game with at least 4 touchdown passes and 0 interceptions, tied with Tom Brady for the most such games in NFL history.

  • Of the Saints 244 rushing yards (excluding kneel downs), 165 of them came before first contact, led by Mark Ingram's' 107. The Saint's 165 rushing yards before contact is the most they have had in a game since 2009 (173 - Week 3 vs. Bills).

  • Drew Brees was 7-of-9 for 179 yards and two touchdowns on throws traveling 15+ yards downfield, including 4-of-5 when targeting Marques Colston. Colston's four receptions on deep passes match the number of catches he had on such throws this season.

  • The Cowboys allowed a franchise-record 625 yards to the Saints offense Sunday Night. Second on the list? They allowed 623 yards to the Lions Week 8.

  • The Cowboys are 21-21 since Jason Garrett's 1st full season as head coach in 2011. They are 16-2 against teams at or above .500 and 5-19 vs teams below .500. This takes into account a team's end of season win percentage, or in the case of this season, its current win percentage.

  • The Saints gained 40 first downs on Sunday, breaking the NFL record.

  • Drew Brees completed a career-high 19 straight passes in the 1st half before missing on an attempt to Benjamin Watson with 1:37 left in the 2nd quarter.He fell 5 short of the NFL record of 24 straight completions, set by Donovan McNabb in 2004 and matched by Matt Schaub in 2012.

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