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Saints 6 @ Titans 3: First Half Recap

If I told you the Saints would amass 203 yards of total offense while dominating time of possession in the first half, you'd probably assume the Saints would hold a healthy lead. Instead, they've been held without a touchdown and only lead the Tennessee Titans by a score of 6-3 at the halfway point. Certainly not the Saints we're used to seeing.

Penalties have been the story so far for both teams, nullifying more than a few big plays. Rookie quarterback Jake Locker has replaced Matt Hasselbeck, who is on the sideline with a leg injury. Titans will get the ball to start.

The good news is that the Falcons are currently losing to the Panthers. If that holds up and the Saints can pull this game out, they will lock up the NFC South division title.

Click the picture for more from today's game. Make the jump for complete first half stats.

Team Stats

NO TEN
First Downs 11 4
Total Yards 203 102
Passing Yards 142 98
Rushing Yards 61 4
Penalties (Yds) 8(69) 7(49)
Turnovers 0 0
Punts (AVG) 3(43) 3(42)
Time of Pos. 18:48 11:03

Top Performers

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
Passing CP/AT YDS TD INT
D. Brees 19/27 149 0 0
Rushing CAR YDS TD LG
C. Ivory 6 31 0 25
D. Sproles 2 18 0 14
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
D. Sproles 5 41 0 20
J. Graham 4 49 0 33
M. Colston 3 27 0 12
TENNESSEE TITANS
Passing CP/AT YDS TD INT
J. Locker 4/7 63 0 0
Rushing CAR YDS TD LG
C. Johnson 5 5 0 3
J. Locker 1 -1 0 -1
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
C. Johnson 4 34 0 14
C. Stevens 1 31 0 31
N. Washington 1 13 0 13