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NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (2-1) AT JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (1-2)

SERIES

SAINTS

JAGUARS

SERIES LEADER

Series tied, 2-2

STREAKS

2 of past 3

COACHES VS. OPP.

Payton: 1-0

Del Rio: 1-1

LAST WEEK

W 40-33 vs. Texans

L 16-10 at Panthers

LAST GAME

11/4/07: Jaguars 24 at Saints 41. New Orleans QB Drew Brees completes 35 of 49 passes (71.4 percent) for 445 yards & 3 TDs with 0 INTs as Saints win 4th consecutive game.

LAST GAME AT SITE

12/21/03:  Jaguars 20, Saints 19. Jacksonville RB Fred Taylor accumulates 225 yards from scrimmage & rushing TD to help Jags outlast New Orleans.

BROADCAST

FOX (1:00 PM ET): Sam Rosen, Chad Pennington. SIRIUS: 92 (NO), 136 (Jax.).

XM: 232 (Jax.).

STATS

PASSING

Brees: 89-130-1,059 (1C)-9 (T1C)-2-109.7 (3C)

Gabbert (R): 17-27-191-1-1-80.9

RUSHING

M. Ingram (R): 36-129-3.6-1

Jones-Drew: 66-307 (3L)-4.7-1

RECEIVING

Sproles (RB): 21 (T3L)-168-8.0-1

Thomas: 15-139-9.3-1

OFFENSE

437.7 (1C)

261.0

TAKE/GIVE

-2

-3

DEFENSE

372.7

280.0

SACKS

Galette, Harper: 2.5

Roth: 2

INTs

Greer: 1

3 tied: 1

PUNTING

Morstead: 47.5

Turk: 40.9

KICKING

Kasay: 28 (T3C) (10/10 PAT; 6/6 FG)

Scobee: 17 (2/2 PAT; 5/5 FG)

 

NOTES

SAINTSIn 3 starts vs. Jax., QB DREW BREES has completed 76 of 116 (65.5 pct.) for 952 yards with 8 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 113.9 rating. In last meeting (11/4/07), completed 35 of 49 (71.4 pct.) for 445 yards with 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 119.9 rating. Last week, Brees passed for 370 yards & 3 TDs. Has 3 TD passes in each of 1st 3 games of season...RB-PR-KR DARREN SPROLES had 30-yard TD run last week. Has TD in all 3 games with NO (PR, rec. & rush). Rookie RB MARK INGRAM had 1st career rush TD last week. RB PIERRE THOMAS has 5 TDs (4 rush, 1 rec.) in past 7 vs. AFC...WR DEVERY HENDERSON is averaging 22.1 yards per catch (12 catches, 265 yards). WR ROBERT MEACHEM has 20 career rec. TDs & 13 have gone for 25+ yards. WR LANCE MOOREhad TD catch in last meeting. TE JIMMY GRAHAM had career-high 100 rec. yards in Week 3. Has 6 TDs in past 6...Since entering NFL in 2006, S ROMAN HARPER has 12 sacks, most by DB.CB JABARI GREER had INT last week. DE TURK MC BRIDE aims for 3rd in row with sack...

JAGUARS Club is 2-0 against Saints at home...Dating back to 11/14/10, Jaguars have won 4 of past 5 at home...Rookie QB BLAINE GABBERT (1st round, No. 10) had 36-yard TD pass in 1st career start last week at Carolina...RB MAURICE JONES-DREW is averaging 102.3 rush yards per game this season (307 total). Jones-Drew aims for 4th straight game with 100+ rush yards against NFC opponents (135, 113, 122). Jones-Drew has 3 100-yard rush games in past 4 at home (100, 133, 101)...WR MIKE THOMAS has 3 TDs in past 4 vs. NFC opponents. Thomas registered 1st TD catch of season last week & 6th of career...TE MARCEDES LEWIS has 5 TD catches in past 9 home games. Lewis (17) needs 2 TD catches to surpass WR REGGIE WILLIAMS (18) for 3rd-most in franchise history (JIMMY SMITH, 67; KEENAN MC CARDELL, 30)...LB DARYL SMITH leads team with 19 tackles...S DAWAN LANDRY had career-best 2 INTs against Saints on 10/29/06 (with Ravens)...DE MATT ROTH seeks 3rd consecutive game with sack.