Nov 10, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton against the Dallas Cowboys during the fourth quarter of a game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints defeated the Cowboys 49-17. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
The Saints set an NFL record with 40 first downs Sunday Night.
The 625 yards of offense by the Saints was the most the Cowboys have ever allowed, in their 53-year franchise history. It was also the most yards the Saints have ever had in a regular season game. The most? 626 yards against the Lions in the 2012 playoffs.
The 242 yards rushing is the most from a Saints team since 1990, 23 years for the fans keeping score at home, and it’s the most the Saints have ever had rushing under the Sean Payton Era.
The Cowboys 193 total yards of offense was the lowest the Saints have allowed since 2006 against the Giants, when they had only 142.
If you believe in firsts, the Saints are supposedly the first team since 1960 to have 230 yards rushing and 380 yards passing.
Marques Colston is now just 11 yards shy of the franchise receiving record set by Eric Martin (7,834).
Brees went 8/10 for 153 yards on passes from 10-20 yards.
The Cowboys missed 15 tackles on defense to the Saints 2.
The last time the Saints lost under Sean Payton at home? 1/2/2011 – Tampa Bay (23-13). Make that 13-0 since for Sean Payton.
So, the Saints move off of this one (24-hour rule), and now turn their focus to their nemesis, those pesky 49ers, who’ve ‘broke’ the Saints the last time they’ve played them. It’s going to be a week where you will hear all about last year’s game, and won’t be able to make it 5 minutes without hearing about Vernon Davis’ catch.
Get hyped up Who Dat Nation, the best is yet to come!