Saints' win by the numbers

Let’s take a look at some of the New Orleans Saints’ statistical highlights from their 27-16 victory against Tampa Bay on Sunday.

Drew Brees had a 101.4 NFL passer rating. That’s the 40th time he’s hit the 100 mark since joining the Saints in 2006. The Saints are 33-7 in those games.

Brees tied Brett Favre for second in history with his 36th consecutive game with a touchdown pass. The NFL record is 47, held by Johnny Unitas.

Brees is the first quarterback in NFL history to pass for more than 3,000 yards in the first nine games of the season. He set the previous record in 2008, when he had 2,985 yards through nine games.

Brees extended his own NFL record by completing 20 or more passes for the 29th consecutive game.

Darren Sproles and Jimmy Graham are the first running back/tight end combination to each have 50 or more receptions through the first nine games of a season. Sproles has 56 catches and Graham has 55.

Sproles now has 347 rushing yards for the season. That’s a new career high.

Marques Colston now has 403 career catches. The only players in Saints’ history with more catches are Eric Martin (532) and Joe Horn (523).

Safety Roman Harper now has 5.5 sacks this season. That’s the most in a season by any safety in Saints’ history.

Kicker John Kasay became the eighth player in NFL history to reach 1,900 career points.