New Orleans 31, St. Louis 13

Sunday, December 12, 2010 4:05 PM
WHEN: 4:05 PM EST, Sunday, December 12, 2010
WHERE: Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana
TEMPERATURE: DOME
HEAD OFFICIAL: Tony Corrente
ATTENDANCE: 70015

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 Total
St. Louis 0 6 0 7 13
New Orleans 14 7 7 3 31

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
St. Louis 6-7 4-2 2-5 L1
New Orleans 10-3 5-2 5-1 W6

Recap

Drew Brees tossed a pair of touchdown passes to Marques Colston and another to Lance Moore as the New Orleans Saints secured their sixth consecutive victory with a 31-13 triumph over the St. Louis Rams on Sunday.

Malcolm Jenkins returned the first of his two interceptions for a 96-yard touchdown just before halftime to help New Orleans (10-3) remain hot on the heels of NFC South-leading Atlanta. The Falcons (11-2) cruised to a convincing 31-10 victory over the Carolina Panthers earlier in the day.

Brees completed 25 of 40 passes for 221 yards. The Saints' all-time leading passer found Colston for scores of 5 and 17 yards in the first quarter and Moore on a 31-yard strike in the third.

Undrafted rookie Chris Ivory rushed seven times for 47 yards before leaving the game in the second quarter with a hamstring injury. Pierre Thomas, who was active for the first time in nine games with a sprained ankle, carried the ball 12 times for 39 yards.

Top overall pick Sam Bradford rushed for a 1-yard score, but completed just 18 of 32 passes for 231 yards as St. Louis (6-7) saw its modest two-game winning streak come to an end.

The Rams remained tied with Seattle (6-7) atop the NFC West after the Seahawks dropped a 40-21 decision to division rival San Francisco.
 
Steven Jackson carried the ball 16 times for 96 yards on Sunday to secure his sixth consecutive 1,000-yard rushing campaign.

Top Game Performances

Rushing
St. Louis   New Orleans
Steven Jackson Player Christopher Ivory
16 Attempts 7
96 Yards 47
6.0 Avg Yards 6.7
0 Touchdowns 0
20 Long 18
Receiving
St. Louis   New Orleans
Brandon Gibson Player Lance Moore
4 Receptions 5
67 Yards 70
16.8 Avg Yards 14.0
0 Touchdowns 1
32 Long 31

Team Stats Summary

  Yards Scoring Defense
Team Tot Rus Pas TD FG INT Sacks FF
St. Louis 327 136 191 1 2 2 1.0 1
New Orleans 345 132 213 4 1 2 3.0 2

Upcoming Games

  • New Orleans will play their next game on the road against Baltimore. The Saints have a W/L % of .769 after a win and .769 after a loss.
  • St. Louis will play their next game at home against Kansas City. The Rams have a W/L % of .462 after a win and .462 after a loss.
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