Saints need 41 points to set record

October, 26, 2011
10/26/11
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The New Orleans Saints scored 62 points (tied for the most since the NFL-AFL merger) against the Indianapolis Colts. With the Saints playing the winless St. Louis Rams on Sunday, there’s a very logical question on the horizon.

What’s the NFL record (since the merger) for points scored in a two-game span?

I went out and got the answer, courtesy of Elias Sports Bureau. Before I reveal, I’ll just say, with Drew Brees and the New Orleans offense, I think the Saints have a decent chance to make history. And they’ve got a chance to make it against the team that set it.

Yep, back when the Rams were still “The Greatest Show on Turf’’, they scored a combined 102 points in consecutive games in the 2000 season. This year’s Rams have scored 56 points -- all season.

So, the Saints can tie the record if they score 40 points and break it if they score 41 or more.

The next five best point totals in consecutive games came from the 2002 Raiders (101), the 2004 Chiefs (101), the 2007 Patriots (101), the 2000 Rams (98) and the 2002 Chiefs (98).

Pat Yasinskas | email

ESPN Tampa Bay Buccaneers reporter

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