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This Week in Saints History: October 9-15

October 9th

1977—Saints lose at home to San Diego, 14-0. Saints FB Tony Galbreath had nine catches. The Chargers score touchdowns on an 88-yard Mike Fuller punt return and 5-yard RB Rickey Young run. Chargers defense has eight sacks. Both teams has two turnovers.

1983—Saints win at Atlanta, 19-17, on Morten Andersen's fourth field goal from 35 yards out on the final snap. The winning drive began with a 41-yard kickoff return by Kenny Duckett. Saints defense has five sacks while the offense scores 13 fourth quarter points. The Saints only touchdown came on a Ken Stabler to RB Wayne Wilson 23-yard pass (Wilson also has 103 rushing yards). Safety Russell Gary has an INT. Falcons WR Stacey Bailey has 109 yards and a score.

1984—Saints head coach Bum Phillips trades a 1985 first-round draft pick to the Houston Oilers for running back Earl Campbell; many felt Bum did so out of his close friendship with Earl so they could finish their careers together.

1988—Saints win at San Diego, 23-17. Linebacker Joe Kohlbrand has two sacks. Turnovers early led to two Chargers touchdowns (47 yard WR Anthony Miller catch and DB Roy Bennett blocked punt recovery in endzone). Saints safety Van Jakes had an INT that set up a field goal. Morten Andersen has three field goals. Saints touchdown catches come from WRs Lonzell Hill and Eric Martin.

1990—Saints trade with Dallas for QB Steve Walsh. In return, New Orleans gives up first and third round picks in 1991 plus a second round pick in 1992. Some later called this the "Lawrence Welk trade" because the Saints gave up "a-1 and a-2 and a-3."

1994—Saints lose at the Bears 17-7. Saints five second half possessions ended in a blocked field goal, 4th down stop, fumble, failed fake punt, and an interception. Only Saints touchdown is a 18-yard Jim Everett to WR Quinn Early catch. Bears RB Lewis Tillman has 100 yards.

2005—Saints lose at Green Bay, 52-3, in the second biggest margin of defeat in team history. Saints RB Deuce McAllister is lost for the season with a knee injury. Packers defense has four sacks, three INTs including two returns for touchdowns (by CB Al Harris and LB Nate Barnett) and two fumble recoveries. Saints WR Az-Zahir Hakim has 108 yards. Saints have 11 penalties for 107 yards. Packers QB Brett Favre has three touchdown passes.

2011—Saints win at Carolina, 30-27. With 57 seconds to go, the Saints cap a 89-yard drive to take the lead on a 6-yard touchdown pass from Drew Brees to RB Pierre Thomas. John Kasay has three field goals for the Saints while TE Jimmy Graham has 129 yards receiving. Other Saints touchdowns are scored by FB Jed Collins (catch) and RB Mark Ingram (run). Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams has 115 yards and a touchdown while their defense has two sacks and an INT.

2012—NFL commissioner Roger Goodell upholds the suspensions of Saints DE Will Smith (4 games) and LB Jonathan Vilma (whole season) as related to the league's bounty-gate investigation. However, Vilma will be allowed to keep the money he has been paid while on the team PUP list. Former Saints LB Scott Fujita (now with Browns) has a reduced suspension to one game (formerly three) and ex-Saint DL Anthony Hargrove is suspended for seven games (formerly eight). All rulings were subject to appeal and players continued to play while on appeal.

Today's birthdays:

DeShawn Wynn—Born in 1983 (Running Back 2010)

October 10th

1970—Saints trade an undisclosed draft choice to the Rams in return for RB Elijah Pitts. The Saints also waive safety Dick Lyons (suffered a knee injury earlier in season) and RB Vic Nyvall. New Orleans also activated safety Hugo Hollas.

1971—Saints are hammered at Chicago, 35-14. Four turnovers (2 INTs, two fumbles) doom the Saints while the Bears score four touchdowns in the 2nd quarter including one by the defense off a Saints fumble in the endzone (DT George Seals). The Bears offense has three turnovers and 427 total yards. Saints touchdowns arescored by RBs Jim Ford and Hoyle Granger while LB Wayne Colman has an INT. Both teams has four sacks. Bears WR Dick Gordon has 139 yards and a touchdown.

1976—Saints blank the Falcons, 30-0, in the Superdome for the third-ever victorious shutout in club history. Game included an 83-yard INT runback for a touchdown by Saints LB Jim Merlo. Saints touchdowns by RB Mike Strachan, QB Bobby Scott (run) and TE Jim Thaxton. Saints defense has five sacks, Falcons three. Each time punts nine times. Falcons offense commits seven turnovers (5 fumbles; two INTs), Saints three. Saints CB Maurice Spencer recovers three opponent fumbles to tie an NFL single game record.

1983—Brand new Saints spirit song is released called "Who Dat" produced the Steve and Sal Monistere plus Carlo Nuccio, performed by Aaron Neville and "The Singing Saints" composed of players Dave Waymer, John Hill, Reggie Lewis, Louis Oubre and Brad Edelman. The song becomes the definitive Saints fans anthem for decades to come.

1999—Saints lose at home to Atlanta, 20-17. Saints tried to tie the game on a late drive but a 4th and seven pass on the Falcons 38-yard line was deflected and fell incomplete. Saints LB Mark Fields has 13 tackles in addition to two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. In the 2nd quarter, Saints QB Billy Joe Hobert sets a then club record with a 90-yard touchdown pass to WR Eddie Kennison (has 138 yards), WR Brett Bech has the Saints' other touchdown, Doug Brien misses two field goal attempts. Falcons kicker Morten Andersen makes two 4th quarter field goals to give Atlanta the lead for good. Falcons offense outgained the Saints, 390 yards to 251. Both teams had two turnovers. Both teams had three sacks (Saints DE Brady Smith-2, DT Wayne Martin-1).

2004—Saints lose at home to Tampa Bay, 20-17. Saints DE Charles Grant has two sacks and a forced fumble; LB Derrick Rodgers has 10 tackles. It's the second straight week the Saints lose to a team without a win. Saints RB Deuce McAllister has 102 yards and a fumble resulting in CB Ronde Barber's 18 yard touchdown return. Saints TE Boo Williams and WR Joe Horn have touchdown catches. Saints defense has four sacks. Bucs are penalized 11 times for 65 yards.

2010—Saints lose at Arizona 30-20. Cardinals have two defensive touchdowns (two INTs-safety Kerry Rhodes and CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie) plus an offensive fumble return for touchdown (tackle Levi Brown). Cardinals Jay Feely makes three field goals. Cardinals defense also have a sack and two forced fumbles. Saints defense has three sacks, an INT, and four forced fumbles. Saints touchdowns by TE Jeremy Shockey and WR Robert Meachem.

.Today's birthdays:

Greg Brown—Born in 1957 (Defensive Asst./Quality Control Coach 2002, Cornerbacks coach 2003-05)

*Joe Don Looney—Born in 1942 (Running Back 1969), he passed away September 24, 1988

Jim Marsalis—Born in 1945 (Safety 1977)

Kawika Mitchell—Born in 1979 (Linebacker 2010)

Brett Perriman—Born in 1965 (Wide Receiver 1988-90)

Montavious Stanley—Born in 1981 (Defensive Tackle 2008)

Frank Wainright—Born in 1967 (Tight End 1991-93)

James Williams—Born in 1968 (Linebacker 1990-94)

October 11th

1970—Saints lose at the St. Louis Cardinals, 24-17. New Orleans WR Ken Burrough is taken out of the game after a serious hit by Cardinals CB Miller Farr (some felt it affected Burrough the rest of the season). Saints TE Dave Parks had 114 yards and a touchdown. Cardinals RB MacArthur Lane has 132 yards including a 74-yard touchdown run; TE Jackie Smith has 149 yards including the game-winning 49 yard touchdown catch. Cardinals safety Roger Wehrli has two INTs (Saints defense has two).

1981—Saints lose in the Superdome to the Eagles, 31-14, but RB George Rogers sets a then club record with a 73-yard non-scoring run (134 yards and two touchdowns total in game). Saints rookie CB Dave Waymer has two INTs. New Orleans is held to 50 yards passing. Eagles RB Booker Russell has two touchdown runs. Eagles defense has four sacks and an INT plus three fumble recoveries including LB Frank LeMaster's 47-yard fumble touchdown return.

1987—Saints lose strike replacement game at the St. Louis Cardinals, 24-19, largely due to special teams mistakes. Saints reach the 5,000-point mark in their regular season history on a Mike Cofer extra point in the 4th quarter following a 5-yard RB Dwight Beverly touchdown run (has two touchdowns and a then club record 35 carries). Cardinals recover a fumble on a Saints field goal attempt in the first quarter that DB Mark D. Jackson returns 77 yards for a touchdown. Later, back-up Saints QB Kevin Ingram fumbles a snap that Cardinals safety Leonard Smith runs back 29 yards for a touchdown. Other Saints touchdown was scored by WR Eric Martin, who crossed the picket line. Saints set a then club record with 87 offensive plays but the Cardinals defense has three sacks and three fumble recoveries. St. Louis is penalized 11 times.

1992—Saints win over the Rams, 13-10, on Sunday night (TNT). Saints kicker Morten Andersen boots  thewinning field goal from 30 yards out with 3:37 to go. LB Rickey Jackson was named NFC Defensive Player of the Week with five tackles and three sacks (DE Wayne Martin has Saints' other sack). Rams offense held to 53 yards rushing. Saints WR Eric Martin has 103 yards and a touchdown. Saints safety Gene Atkins has an INT.

1998—Saints are shut out for the second week in a row (at home) to the 49ers, 31-0. Saints LB Kevin Mitchell had 11 tackles. 49ers QB Steve Young passes the 30,000 yard career mark (three touchdown passes). Saints offense held to 10 first downs and 32 yards rushing. The 49er defense has seven sacks (DE Chris Doleman has four). 49ers had 14 penalties for 115 yards while the Saints had 13 for 125. 49ers kciker Wade Richey, the former LSU star, makes three field goals.

Today's birthdays:

John Fourcade—Born in 1960 (Quarterback 1987-90), the New Orleans native (Archbishop Shaw High School) was originally a strike replacement player.

Nat Hudson—Born in 1957 (Guard 1981)

Roger Knight—Born in 1978 (Linebacker 2001-04)

Olaniyi Sobomehin—Born in 1984 (Running Back 2008)

October 12th

1969—Saints lose at Cleveland, 27-17. The Browns score 20 seconnd quarter points including a RB Leroy Kelly touchdown catch (he had touchdown run in 4th) and a DT Walter Johnson 12-yard touchdown fumble return. Saints touchdowns were scored by RBs Andy Livingston and Tony Baker. New Orleans loses three fumbles and are penalized for 103 yards. Browns defense has four sacks.

1975—Saints win their first game of the season and first in the Superdome, 20-19, over the Packers. Green Bay takes 16-0 lead in 2nd quarter on a WR Steve Odom 93-yard touchdown kickoff return, CB Mike McCoy 19-yard touchdown fumble return, and a LB Tom Toner safety via tackling Saints punter Tom Blanchard in the endzone. Saints touchdowns later scored by RB Mike Strachan (105 yards) and WR Joel Parker. Trailing 19-17, the Saints put together a game winning drive including a long pass from Saints QB Archie Manning to WR Andy Hamilton eventually leading to the winning 20-yard Rich Szaro field goal with two seconds left. Green Bay only has eight first downs while the Saints run 86 plays. Both teams has three lost fumbles.

1980—Saints lose at Detroit, 24-13. Saints WR Wes Chandler has 106 yards and a touchdown. After the game was tied at 10 through three quarters, Lions RB Billy Sims scores two touchdown runs in 4th quarter (has 91 rushing and 62 receiving yards). Lions defense has six sacks and two fumble recoveries. Saints have three sacks, and DE Elois Grooms and safety Tommy Myers recover fumbles.

1981—John Mecom, Sr. passes away at age 70. He was recognized as a stern supporter of the Saints under his son's ownership.

1986—Saints win at Indianapolis, 17-14. The Colts had the ball at the Saints 16-yard line with under two minutes to go when Saints LB James Haynes forced a fumble that CB Johnnie Poe recovered to seal victory. Earlier in game, Saints CB Dave Waymer catches a pass from fake punt formation (thrown by safety Frank Wattelet) for a first down. Rookie RB Rueben Mayes has his first 100-yard rushing day (108). WR Mike Jones and FB Buford Jordan score touchdowns. Colts CB Leonard Coleman has three INTs. Saints defense has three sacks (DE Bruce Clark-2, NT Jumpy Geathers). Indianapolis' Rohn Stark averaged 54.5 yards per punt. Colts WR Matt Bouza has two fourth quarter touchdown catches. Colts offense has four turnovers. Saints penalized 12 times for 80 yards. Safety Brett Maxie has an INT.

1997—Saints lose to the Falcons in the Superdome, 23-17. Falcons kicker Morten Andersen makes three field goals including a 55-yarder on the last play of the first half. Saints offense has four turnovers (2 INTs, two fumbles). Saints were down 23-3 when QB Danny Wuerffel came off the bench to throw a touchdown pass to WR Andre Hastings; later Mario Bates has a rushing touchdown. Falcons defense has 10 sacks (a Saints' opponent record) with DE Chuck Smith's five leading the way. Saints defense had five sacks (LB Mark Fields-2).

2003—Saints rebound after three straight losses with a 20-13 win over the Bears in the Superdome. Saints defense has three sacks (DE Charles Grant has two sacks and two forced fumbles), RB Deuce McAllister has 116 yards; LB Derrick Rodgers has 10 tackles, and CB Fred Thomas has a sack with a forced fumble (recovered by DE Melvin Williams). Saints touchdowns scored by WR Joe Horn and TE Ernie Conwell. Bears lose two fumbles.

2008—Saints win over the Raiders in the Superdome, 34-3. Taylor Mehlhaff, the new Saints kicker, went 2/3. RB Reggie Bush has a both a catch and run for touchdowns. LB Jonathan Vilma has 11 tackles; DE Bobby McCray has two sacks. Other Saints touchdowns by RB Aaron Stecker and TE Mark Campbell. Raiders offense has two lost fumbles.

Today's birthdays:

Sammy Green—Born in 1954 (Linebacker 1980)

October 13th

1968—Saints upset the Vikings, 20-17, in Tulane Stadium. Charlie Durkee kicks game-winning 42-yard field goal late in the contest. Saints defense gets four sacks. Safety Bo Burris has a 91-yard INT return for touchdown. Saints LB Fred Whittingham is named NFL Defensive Player of the Week with 13 unassisted tackles. Saints TE Monty Stickles has the Saints' other touchdown. Vikings CB Bobby Bryant has a 51-yard INT return for touchdown to lead a defense that has three INTs and 4 fumble recoveries. Saints defense has two INTs and two fumble recoveries.

1974—Saints lose at Denver, 33-17, despite CB Terry Schmidt's 24-yard INT return for a touchdown (safety Tom Myers also has an INT). RB Rod McNeill has the Saints' other touchdown. Denver safety Bill Thompson has a 38-yard INT return for a touchdown. Broncos RB Otis Armstrong has two touchdowns. Broncos WR Haven Moses has 132 yards.

1981—Rumors that QB Archie Manning had been traded ended as he stayed with the Saints at the trading deadline. Published reports had Manning going to the Lions, Raiders or Oilers. Also, Saints sign veteran guard Bob Young (age 39) from the Oilers and release WR Gordon Banks.

1985—Saints lose to the Raiders at the L.A. Coliseum, 23-13. Saints DE Bruce Clark has three sacks (team has four). WR Guido Merkens has the only Saints touchdown. New Orleans was down 14-13 in the 4th quarter when QB Dave Wilson fumbled (the Saints have four turnovers), allowing the Raiders to later score on a 15-yard WR Dokie Williams touchdown catch. Raiders RB Marcus Allen has two touchdowns (107 yards). Ray Guy punts 10 times, and the Raiders defense has four sacks (DE Howie Long-2, DE Lyle Alzado sacked Wilson for a safety).

1991—Saints win at the Philadelphia Eagles, 13-6, for their sixth win in a row. Saints safety Gene Atkins had eight tackles, a sack, a forced fumble and an INT. LB Pat Swilling has 2-1/2 sacks (team has six). RB Dalton Hilliard scores game's only touchdown on a 14 yard pass from Steve Walsh. Saints defense had five INTs and a DE Renaldo Turnbull fumble recovery. Eagles played without starting QB Randall Cunningham. Saints QB Bobby Hebert suffers a shoulder injury that would hamper him the next two games before he ended up missing the following six games after that.

1996—Saints win their second game in a row in a 27-24 win over the Bears. Saints Doug Brien kicks the winning 54-yard field goal with 1:44 left in the game. Bears try to come back but Saints DE Fred Stokes sacks Bears QB Dave Krieg, resulting in a fumble recovered by LB Ernest Dixon. Saints FB Ray Zellars rushes for 174 yards and a touchdown. Scoring catches are made by WRs Lee DeRamus and Michael Haynes. Bears kicker Jeff Jaeger misses a field goal attempt late in the 4th quarter, allowing the Saints to stage their game-winning drive to follow. Saints offensive has four turnovers. Bears WR Curtis Conway has 111 yards and two touchdowns.

2002—Saints win at Washington, 43-27. KR Michael Lewis earns NFC special teams player of the week honors with touchdown returns on a 83 yard punt and a 90-yard kickoff (he had 286 combined return yards). Saints safety Jay Bellamy has two INTs and a fumble recovery; CB Michael Hawthrone has an INT and a forced fumble but also suffers left leg injury that puts him on IR. DE Darren Howard's three sacks earn him NFC Defensive Player of the Week honors. DT Grady Jackson has two sacks (team has seven),. RB Deuce McAllister has 121 yards. Saints kicker John Carney has three field goals, and QB Aaron Brooks tosses three touchdown passes. Redskins LB LaVar Arrington has two sacks. Redskins QB Patrick Ramsey threw four INTs. Redskins penalized 11 times for 87 yards, Saints 12 times for 90. Redskins safety Ifeanyi Ohalete has a 78-yard INT return for touchdown.

Today's birthdays:

Irv Smith—Born in 1971 (Tight End 1993-97) First-round draft choice in 1993

October 14th

1973—Saints win at home over Detroit, 20-13, for head coach John North facing his former team. Saints come back in 4th quarter with two rushing touchdowns (by RBs Howard Stevens and Bill Butler). Each team has two turnovers. Saints LB Jim Merlo has an INT. Lions defense has two sacks, Saints one.

1979—Saints win at Tampa Bay, 42-14, and set then club record with 42 points in second half by scoring in six consecutive drives. Saints CB David Gray, DE Elois Grooms and safety Tom Myers have INTs. Saints touchdowns were scored by RB Mike Strachan (2), FB Tony Galbreath (2) and Archie Manning (one rushing and one passing to TE Henry Childs). Rick Partridge averages 49.4 yards per punt. Bucs RB Ricky Bell has 101 yards.

1984—Saints lose at home to the Rams, 28-10. FB Hokie Gajan scores only New Orleans touchdown. Saints complete passes to 11 different players but are penalized 10 times for 65 yards. LB Whitney Paul has Saints only sack. Rams defense has three INTs including safety Nolan Cromwell's 33-yard touchdown return. Rams LB George Andrews has two sacks. L.A. RB Eric Dickerson has 175 yards and QB Jeff Kemp has three touchdown passes.

1990—Saints win at home, 25-20 over the Browns in QB Steve Walsh's Saints debut. Tommy Barnhardt has a punt blocked by Browns LB Jock Jones to set up a Kevin Mack touchdown run. Down by five with under three minutes to go, the Saints take three points off the board (that would have put them up by eight) on a Browns offsides penalty hoping to run out the clock but after failing to get a first down; the following field goal attempt was no good, giving the Browns a final chance to win. Their big ben attempt falls short. Saints RB Dalton Hilliard scores his only touchdown of the season and establishes a then Saints career touchdown mark (38). Saints LB Vaughan Johnson has a fumble recovery and two forced fumbles. WR Eric Martin has 153 yards receiving and a touchdown catch (WR Floyd Turner has the other touchdown reception). CB Robert Massey has a blocked punt for a safety. Saints defense has two sacks, Browns one.

2001—Saints win at Carolina, 27-25, on the last play via a pitchout touchdown run by RB Ricky Williams (147 yards). It was the third time in Saints history they won on the last play via a touchdown. TE Cam Cleeland has two touchdown catches. Safety Sammy Knight and DT La'Roi Glover have fumble recoveries. Saints had a 17-0 lead that Carolina gradually ate into to move out in front on a 4th quarter WR Steve Smith 70-yard touchdown punt return. Both teams have one INT and two fumbles lost. Carolina offense is held to 34 yards rushing. Carolina DE Mike Rucker has two sacks.

2007—Saints win their first regular season game of the year, 28-17, at Seattle on Sunday night (NBC). Saints RB Pierre Thomas recovers a botched punt snap by Boone Stutz for a 5-yard touchdown return. Other Saints touchdowns come from TE Eric Johnson, WR Lance Moore (run) and WR Marques Colston. Saints WR David Patten has 113 yards. Saints defense has five sacks (two by safety Roman Harper). Seahawks QB Matt Hasslebeck has two touchdown passes and 362 passing yards. WR Bobby Engram has 120 yards; their defense has two forced fumbles.

Today's birthdays:

Nate Lawrie—Born in 1981 (Tight End 2005-06)

Matt McCoy—Born in 1982 (Linebacker 2007)

David Pittman—Born in 1983 (Defensive Back 2008)

Derrick Rodgers—Born in 1971 (Linebacker 2003-04)

John Pease—Born in 1943 (Defensive Line Coach 1986-94, 2005)

October 15th

1967—Saints lose at the Cotton Bowl to Dallas, 14-10, in rain-soaked conditions. Dallas RB Dan Reeves fumbles with under a minute to go, and the loose ball is recovered by Saints LB Ted Davis. Saints drove to the Dallas 6-yard line where QB Billy Kilmer fumbled with under a minute to go. Saints defense gets four sacks. Saints complete 20 passes; CB Dave Whitsell has a 26-yard INT return for touchdown (had two INTs). Saints are penalized for 100 yards. Dallas defense has six sacks. The teams commit three turnovers a piece.

1972—Saints lose in Tulane Stadium to the Falcons, 21-14. Saints CB Ernie Jackson has a 85-yard touchdown fumble return, and QB Archie Manning had a touchdown run. Falcons scored 21 unanswered points including the winning score on a 23 yard touchdown pass from Bob Berry to WR Ken Burrow; TE Jim Mitchell has two touchdowns. Falcons lost five fumbles, Saints three. Saints are held to 20 passing yards. Falcons defense has three sacks, Saints two.

1976—Saints QB Archie Manning is placed on injured reserve with pain in his throwing shoulder that wouldn't completely go away after surgery following the 1975 season; he would have a second operation not long after going on IR. Manning didn't play at all in the '76 regular season.

1978—Saints win at San Francisco, 14-7, thanks largely to the running game (55 carries for 175 yards). Saints bring in new kicker Tom Jurich, who was cut after the game. RB Mike Strachan and WR Ike Harris score Saints touchdowns. 49ers turn the ball over six times. Saints only threw four passes. Saints defense has four sacks.

1987—Players association announces the strike is over but not in time for regular players to play in the upcoming weekend's games.

1989—Saints win at home over the Jets, 29-14, to end a four game losing streak. Saints QB Bobby Hebert throws three touchdown passes. Starting center Steve Korte is injured and doesn't return to lineup; Joel Hilgenberg replaces him. WR Eric Martin has two touchdown catches, including one from 54-yards out (131 yards in game). Saints scored a safety when Jets were called with holding in the endzone. Jets score two defensive touchdowns (CB James Hasty's 34-yard INT; safety Eric McMillian's 74 yard fumble return). Saints defense has five sacks (LB Rickey Jackson-2), Jets three.

1995—Saints win their first game of the year in a 33-30 victory over the Dolphins in the Superdome. Saints LB Richard Harvey has 12 tackles and a sack. Safety Anthony Newman catches a pass on a fake punt for a first down. Miami QB Dan Marino doesn't play due to injury. Saints touchdowns scored by RB Mario Bates, WR Michael Haynes (2), WR Quinn Early and TE Irv Smith. Tyrone Hughes has 102 kickoff return yards. Dolphins held to 28 yards rushing. QB Bernie Kosar has three touchdown passes and a touchdown run. Miami offense has five turnovers, Saints two.

2000—Saints win over the Panthers, 24-6, in the Superdome. Saints defense has eight sacks (DE Darren Howard and LB Keith Mitchell each have two, DE Joe Johnson-1). DT La'Roi Glover has three sacks and for the second straight week is named NFC Defensive Player of the Week, CB Kevin Mathis has an INT; special teams ace Fred McAfee recovers a Michael Bates fumble on opening kickoff and in the 4th quarter runs a fake punt 40 yards to the Carolina 25-yard line. RB Ricky Williams has 144 yards and two touchdowns. WR Joe Horn has 1 touchdown catch. Panthers offense held to eight first downs and 10 rushing yards.

2006—Saints win over Philadelphia in the Superdome, 27-24. New Orleans kept the ball for the last 8:26 of the game and set up John Carney's 31-yard field goal on the last play. Saints WR Joe Horn has two touchdown catches and 100 yards; WR Marques Colston has a touchdown catch. Saints defense has an INT by LB Scott Fujita, one fumble recovery and three sacks. Eagles QB Donovan McNabb has two touchdown passes. WR Reggie Brown has 121 receiving yards, and their defense has two sacks and two INTs.

Today's birthdays:

Chris Barclay—Born in 1983 (Running Back 2007)

Bill McClard—Born in 1949 (Kicker 1973-75)

Jimmy Stewart—Born in 1954 (Safety 1977)

 

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