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Game 5 Rapid Reaction: Saints vs. Bears

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Oct 6, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) in the huddle during the second half against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. The Saints beat the Bears 26-18. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

Again, the Saints allowed their most points of the season yesterday, with 18.

The Saints lead the NFL in Time of Possession with 34:37. Where did they rank last year? 26th at 28:36.

The Saints are now the undisputed #1 seed in the NFC at 5-0, and are only one of three teams to remain unbeaten along with the Chiefs & Broncos. 91% of teams that start 5-0 end up making the playoffs.

Jimmy Graham is currently the NFL Leader in Reception Yards & Receptions (With Julio Jones left to play), Graham also tied an NFL Record with his 4th consecutive 100 yards game (Tony Gonzalez – 2000, Graham – 2011)

Alshon Jeffrey’s performance of 210 yards yesterday was only the 5th most against the Saints in history. Flipper Anderson, of those pesky Rams in the 80s, holds the most with 336 in 1989, which is an NFL record.

Drew Brees’ consecutive game streak with 300-yards passing or more ended yesterday with 9. Again, Drew tied his own record. However, the record that everyone is talking about is the consecutive game streak with a touchdown pass, which Tom Brady failed to achieve against the Bengals yesterday. Brees stands firm with his record, and it would take Brady roughly 3 1/2 years to get close to that again, and he’d be nearly 40.

We’re one week away from a Bye Week after the date with the Patriots in Boston Sunday. There’s a ton of pressure instantly lifted off of the defense’s shoulders with the potential ‘Brady going for the record tie’. Sorry Roger, you don’t get your wish. The Patriots offense was seriously terrible against the Bengals, and facing a mad Patriots squad isn’t exactly the ideal thing, but either way, the Saints are in great position to keep things rolling.

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