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2-4, 3rd in NFC South

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints coach Sean Payton made multiple references again Monday to Nick Fairley's personal foul with 2:18 remaining Sunday, calling it a "killer." Fairley grabbed running back Spencer Ware and tossed him to the ground after a play fake, squandering New Orleans' chance to force a potential punt on third-and-8 while down by just three points. "Those mistakes are the ones that we need to see and be able to correct," Payton said while listing "things that are keeping us from winning.

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Drew Brees shined in loss to Chiefs

Outside of a tipped pick-six, Brees was nearly flawless on Sunday, especially outside the numbers. His QBR also gets a boost for the quality of opposition he faced. Week 7's best, worst QBs

Is Michael Thomas a must-start? (0:53)
Should Ingram be moved by fantasy owners? (1:23)

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints CB Delvin Breaux ramped up his rehab Monday by going through positional drills to test out his, leg six weeks after breaking his fibula. He said he felt good and "won the day," hopes to return soon.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Kenny Vaccaro knows what the matchup will be like against Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham after battling him for two years in practice. And he expects a little extra fire in Graham's return to New Orleans after being traded last year. "If I ever get traded, you better watch out," Vaccaro said.

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Saints' veterans demand more than mediocrity

With New Orleans off to a slow start, some veterans on the team are afraid the Saints may be settling in for another season of mediocre play.

Payton, Brees say penalties and turnovers doomed Saints (0:41)
Ware takes bubble screen to the house (0:27)
Ware leads Chiefs past Saints (0:59)
Saints' inconsistency strikes again (0:47)

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Drew Brees said Saints "got what we deserved" because of turnovers and penalties vs. Chiefs. But true to form he insisted that he still believe Saints are an "ascending team" that gave themselves a chance despite all those miscues.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

The Saints ran out of time after botching too many chances to come back on Sunday, losing 27-21 at Kansas City. It's amazing the game was as close as it was, considering the Saints lost the turnover battle 2-0 and committed 10 penalties for 75 yards (including a terrible unnecessary roughness call against DT Nick Fairley on Kansas City's final drive). The schedule doesn't get much easier for New Orleans (2-4) with Seattle coming to town next week.

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Saints QB Drew Brees is the first player in NFL history with 100 career 300-yard passing games.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

As usual, it's never over with the Saints, whether they're up by two scores or down by two scores. A TD pass from Drew Brees to Brandon Coleman makes it Chiefs 24, Saints 21 with 2:33 remaining. Saints only have one timeout left.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

An absolute killer for Saints – Mark Ingram fumbles at Chiefs' 7-yard line during second effort on 6-yard gain. Saints could have closed within three points. Instead, they still trail 24-14 with 8:26 left. Saints have repeatedly shot themselves in foot today, with two huge turnovers and too many penalties.

Hill makes one-handed TD grab with other arm held (0:28)

Team Stats

Passing Yards339.31st
Rushing Yards82.328th
Points For29.32nd
Points Against32.532nd

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