Stats & Info: Devery Henderson

Eleven wide receivers were drafted ahead of Mike Wallace in the 2009 NFL Draft – including Pat White, who is no longer in the NFL and is now trying to make it as a baseball player with the Kansas City Royals. In the Pittsburgh Steelers' 38-13 rout of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Wallace did what only four other players have done in franchise history, and that's have two 40-yard touchdown receptions in the same game.


• From the Elias Sports Bureau: Brett Favre has won all 18 home starts he’s made against the Detroit Lions in his career (3-0 at Milwaukee County Stadium; 13-0 at Lambeau Filed; 2-0 at Mall of America Field). That is, by far, the most home wins without a loss any QB has had against one opponent since 1970. Next-best is Terry Bradshaw (11-0 against the Cleveland Browns).

• The New England Patriots beat the Buffalo Bills for the 14th straight time, which is the longest active win streak against one opponent. From the Elias Sports Bureau: Tom Brady has now won each of his last 22 home starts. Since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970, only one quarterback has registered a longer regular-season home win streak in their starts: Favre (25 straight from 1996 to 1998).

• The Tennessee Titans have now won their last 10 games against NFC opponents. That’s the longest active win streak in interconference games.

• Despite losing in overtime, the New Orleans Saints' Drew Brees threw his third career touchdown pass of at least 80 yards (to Lance Moore). All three of his TD passes of 80 yards or more have come with the Saints and they have gone to three different receivers. In 2006, Brees threw an 86-yard TD pass to Marques Colston, and in 2008 he connected with Devery Henderson on an 84-yard TD.
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• The Minnesota Vikings' Adrian Peterson rushed for 160 yards and two touchdowns in their win over the Lions. It's the seventh time Peterson has rushed for at least 100 yards and had two rushing touchdowns in the same game -- surpassing Chuck Foreman's previous team mark of six such games.

The defending Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints opened up the 2010 NFL season with a 14-9 win over the Minnesota Vikings in a rematch of the 2009 NFC Championship Game.

• Defending Super Bowl champions have now won their season opener in each of the last 11 seasons since the Denver Broncos lost a Week 1 matchup to the Miami Dolphins in 1999.

Drew Brees finishes 27-for-36 for 237 yards and a 29-yard TD pass to Devery Henderson. It's Brees' 43rd TD pass of 25 or more yards since joining the Saints in 2006, which is the most in the NFL over that span.

• Since joining the Saints in 2006, Brees has 15 games with a completion percentage of 75 percent or better. Only Peyton Manning has more games in that span.

• It was Henderson's 18th career TD and 12th of 25 or more yards. Brees and Henderson have hooked up for 11 TD of over 25 yards since 2006. Only the Romo-Owens and Brady-Moss combos have accounted for more such scores over that span.

• New Orleans has won three straight and five of its last six season openers.

Brett Favre goes 15-for-27 for 171 yards with a TD and an interception. It's his 498th career TD and 318th career interception, both NFL records.

Visanthe Shiancoe catches four passes for 76 yards and a TD, his 19th since 2008 (third most in NFL behind Randy Moss and Larry Fitzgerald).

Adrian Peterson's (19 Rush, 87 Yds) streak of 100-yard rushing games in three straight season openers is snapped.

• The Vikings have now lost two straight vs the Saints (including postseason) following a four-game win streak vs New Orleans.

• The teams combine for 23 points and 561 yards after combining for 59 points and 732 yards in last year's NFC Championship Game.

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