A Quick Look: New Orleans Saints @ Indianapolis Colts

Intro: The Colts (3-3) only back-to-back home stretch of the 2015 season will come on Sunday afternoon at Lucas Oil Stadium. Here’s a “Quick Look” of the Saints (2-4) playing in Indianapolis at 1:00 p.m. EST on Sunday.


INDIANAPOLIS – The Colts only consecutive home games in 2015 comes with another future Hall of Fame quarterback on the visiting sideline.

Drew Brees and the 2-4 New Orleans Saints will take on the Colts in Week 7.

The Saints come into Indianapolis off a 10-day break, after a much-needed Thursday night victory over the previously undefeated Atlanta Falcons.

With a healthy Brees under center, the Saints took advantage of three Falcons fumbles for their second win of the season.

Tight end Ben Watson did his best Jimmy Graham impression. The 34-year old Watson had 10 catches for 127 yards against the Falcons.

In typical Brees/Saints fashion, the New Orleans passing offense is among the league's best through the first six weeks of the season.

The Saints rank third in the NFL in passing offense with seven different players averaging at least two catches per game.

It's another impressive season through the air for the Saints, despite trading the All-Pro Graham away in the offseason.

Even with Graham now in Seattle, the Saints are second in the NFL in converting 48.3 percent of their third-downs.

New Orleans continues to struggle on the defensive side of the football, ranking 32nd in the NFL in yards allowed per game (409.7).

After Sunday's afternoon meeting with the Saints, the Colts (3-3) will have two more games before their bye week (@Carolina on 11/2 and Denver on 11/8).

*2015 Record: *2-4, third in the NFC South.

*Head Coach: *Sean Payton, 9th season as Saints head coach and 9th season as NFL head coach (82-50 overall in the regular season, 6-4 in the postseason).

*2015 NFL Rankings: *Offense – Overall, 7th  (387.0); Rushing, 31st (84.7); Passing, 3rd (302.3). Defense – Overall, 32nd (409.7); Rushing, 30th (138.2); Passing, 24th (271.5).

2015 Leading Passer: Drew Brees (143-of-209 comp., 1,616 yards, 68.4 pct., 7 TDs, 3 INTs).

*2015 Leading Rusher: *Mark Ingram (88 carries, 307 yards, 4 TDs).

*2015 Leading Receiver: *Brandin Cooks (29 receptions, 363 yards, 1 TD).

2015 Leading Sacker: Hau'oli Kikaha and Cameron Jordan (4.0).

2015 Turnover Breakdown: Minus 2 (tied for 19th in the NFL).

2015 NFL Draft Results: Thanks to the offseason trade of tight end Jimmy Graham, the Saints had two first-round picks in 2015. At No. 13 overall, New Orleans chose Stanford offensive tackle Andrus Peat. Then at No. 31, the choice was Clemson linebacker Stephone Anthony. In the second round, the Saints went with another linebacker in Washington's Hau'oli Kikaha, who leads the team with four sacks on the season.

2014 Review:In a down year for the NFC South, the Saints could not sneak back into the playoffs. New Orleans finished the season at 7-9, missing the playoffs by one game. The Saints dropped a Week 14 home matchup to the Carolina Panthers (41-10) and a Week 16 home contest to the Atlanta Falcons (30-14) to seal their fate.

Last time in Playoffs:  2013 season. Lost in the Divisional Round of the playoffs, 23-15, against the Seattle Seahawks.

*Last time in Super Bowl: *2009 season. Won Super Bowl XLIV, 31-17, over the Indianapolis Colts.

*Super Bowl Championships: *One. Super Bowl XLVI.

2015 Pro Bowl Selections: QB-Drew Brees, RB-Mark Ingram, TE-Jimmy Graham, OG-Jahri Evans.

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