NEW ORLEANS, LA - OCTOBER 23: Jonathan Casillas #52 of the New Orleans Saints celebrates at the end of the first quarter against the Indianapolis Colts at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on October 23, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Colts Vs. Saints: New Orleans Rolls To 62-7 Win Behind Drew Brees

The New Orleans Saints put on a show, scoring 62 points in a huge win over the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday night.

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New Orleans Saints Scoring Output Nearly Sets NFL Record

The New Orleans Saints have had one of the most potent offenses in the NFL ever since quarterback Drew Brees and head coach Sean Payton united in the Bayou. During their Sunday Night Football Game, the Saints nearly set an NFL record for most points scored in a single game.

The Saints scored 62 points while limiting the Colts to a single touchdown, just eleven points shy of the NFL record 73 points the Bears scored in the 1940 NFL Championship game. New Orleans had plenty of chances to reach that record, however, as they scored their final touchdown with over 12 minutes left in the game before deciding to bench Brees in favor of back-up Chase Daniel.

To put the Saints scoring output into perspective:

It's difficult to say exactly what the big game for the Saints means as it follows up a stinker against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but it probably won't be easy to replicate considering Drew Brees threw more touchdowns than incompletions (five to four), both Jimmy Graham and Marques Colston pulled in a pair of touchdown catches and it took the Saints 30 offensive plays before they even had to attempt a third down conversion -- it was converted, too, when Graham caught a pass from Brees.

The Saints might not finish the season with a run to the Super Bowl, and maybe the Colts defense is just terrible, but it sure seemed like something special was happening at the Superdome on Sunday night.

For more on Sunday night's game, visit our Colts blog Stampede Blue and our Saints blog Canal Street Chronicle.


Colts Vs Saints Final Score: Drew Brees Nearly Flawless In New Orleans Win

The New Orleans Saints seemed like their plan against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday Night Football was to get all of the frustration left from last week's upset loss at the hands of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. They did that and more, one might decide, as Drew Brees and the Saints defended their homefield with a 62-7 victory.

Brees didn't even play in the final quarter of play, but those looking at his box score statistics probably wouldn't believe that as the Saints quarterback completed 31 of his 35 passing attempts for 325 yards and five touchdowns. It wasn't a perfect quarterback rating, but finishing a game with more touchdown passes than incompletions is never a bad thing.

Brees got the Saints started off solidly as he found wide receiver in the end zone for the first of two touchdown connections with his standout pass-catcher following a Curtis Painter fumble.  Colston finished the night with seven receptions for 98 yards and two touchdowns while Jimmy Graham, New Orleans' starting tight end, also finished with a pair of touchdown to go with his six catches and 54 yards.

As far as the Colts were concerned, almost nothing went right. Painter was pulled in the fourth quarter after throwing an  awful pick-six and back-up Dan Orlovsky didn't get much of a chance to shine as the Colts were already too far behind on the scoreboard to comeback. Delone Carter did have a decent game, however, as rushed 10 times for 89 yards and the only touchdown for Indianapolis.

The Saints travel to play the St. Louis Rams next week while the Colts visit the Tennessee Titans.

For more on this matchup, visit our Colts blog Stampede Blue and our Saints blog Canal Street Chronicle. Stay tuned to this StoryStream for live updates, typically including video, of the Sunday Night Football game of the week.

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