The New Orleans Saints had a night for the ages, re-writing the records books during a lopsided and very dominate 62-7 win over the Indianapolis Colts.
The Saints 62 points scored tied the NFL record for the most ever recorded in a single game, and it was the most points scored since the leagues merger in 1970 — everything went right for Drew Brees and the offense — while nothing went the Colts way.
New Orleans scored 21 points in the first quarter alone, a new franchise record, and Brees continued his streak of consecutive games with a touchdown and consecutive games with at least twenty or more completions.
The stat lines were incredible as Brees was an accurate 31 of 35 for 325 yards and five touchdowns. He played so well and the Saints lead was so big that he was pulled at the end of the third, and replaced by backup Chase Daniel.
Mark Ingram, Pierre Thomas, and Darren Sproles combined for 236 rushing yards, and even more impressive averaged 6.2 yards per carry in the game.
Defensively Gregg Williams and middle linebacker Jonathan Vilma held the Colts offense to 252 net yards (97 passing, 155 rushing), one lone touchdown, and forced two turnovers in a fumble and interception.
Ironically it was Leigh Torrence who made the pick of Curtis Painter. He took it to the house, helping the Saints break their own franchise record for points scored while tying the NFL’s record.