Another New Orleans stat to watch


We all know the Saints have set a franchise record with 13 wins and that Drew Brees has tied Aaron Brooks for the lead in career touchdown passes, but let’s talk about another statistic the Saints have quietly been building up.

Dating back to last season, the Saints have scored 20 or more points 22 times. They’re getting close to the record of 28 games by the Rams in the 1999 and 2000 seasons. At 22 straight games, the Saints are tied with the 1952 through ’54 Rams for the fourth-longest such streak in NFL history.

The Dolphins did it 26 times from 1983 through ’85 and the Raiders did it 25 times from 1982 through ’85. We’re only talking regular-season games here, so the Saints could end this season with the streak at 25.

As always, thanks to the great folks at ESPN's Stats & Information for passing this one along.