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@ Jax
W 13-6
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@ Chi
W 36-25
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vs. Ari
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vs. Atl
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@ TB
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Down multiple options, Saints coach Sean Payton got creative

NEW ORLEANS (AP) The Saints' fifth straight victory without record-setting quarterback Drew Brees was just the latest highlight in an extraordinary run for coach Sean Payton.

Even though 2017 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Alvin Kamara and starting tight end Jared Cook joined Brees as injured and unavailable, New Orleans rolled up 424 yards in a 36-25 win against Chicago that was much more lopsided than the final score indicated.

While other coaches might have run out of options without star power like that, Payton called a rarely seen option play that gained 23 yards in the third quarter as part of a creative package the Bears' usually stout defense could not stop.

NFC South Division
New Orleans 610.857
Carolina 420.667
Tampa Bay 240.333
Atlanta 160.143
Full Standings
Pass Yds: T. Bridgewater1370
Pass TDs: T. Bridgewater9
Rush Yds: A. Kamara373
Rush TDs: L. Murray3
Rec Yds: M. Thomas763
Rec TDs: M. Thomas3
Int: M. Williams2
Sacks: C. Jordan7.0
Offense (Rank)
Yards: 2492 (14)
Passing Yards: 1809 (11)
Rushing Yards: 777 (12)
Points per game: 23.4 (16)
Yards per game: 356.0 (19)
Touchdowns: 15 (17)
Field Goals: 15 (5)
Defense (Rank)
Yards: 2295 (15)
Passing Yards: 1798 (20)
Rushing Yards: 634 (12)
Points per game: 21.0 (11)
Yards per game: 327.9 (7)
Touchdowns: 17 (20)
Field Goals: 7 (8)
Date Player Transactions
10/19 B. Parker cut
10/19 D. Arnold active/prac. squad
10/16 Z. Zenner signed
10/16 B. Parker signed/unrest FA
10/16 S. Anthony cut
10/15 P. Williams suspended 2 games (NFL Substance Abuse Policy)
9/25 S. Anthony signed
9/25 K. Elliss on IR knee
9/20 T. Stallworth pract. squad add
9/20 A. Mack pract. squad del
Date Player Status
10/20 D. Brees right thumb (Out)
10/20 J. Cook ankle (Out)
10/20 T. Hendrickson neck (Out)
10/20 A. Kamara knee, ankle (Out)
10/20 T. Smith ankle (Out)
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