Saints vs. Titans NFL Game Capsule

ORCHARD PARK, NY - DECEMBER 04: Chris Johnson #28 of the Tennessee Titans scores his second touchdown of the game in the first half against the Buffalo Bills at Ralph Wilson Stadium on December 4, 2011 in Orchard Park, New York. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

NFL game capsule information after the jump.

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (9-3) AT TENNESSEE TITANS (7-5)

SERIES

SAINTS

TITANS

SERIES LEADER

7-4-1

STREAKS

5 of past 6

COACHES VS. OPP.

Payton: 0-1

Munchak: 0-0

LAST WEEK

W 31-17 vs. Lions

W 23-17 at Bills

LAST GAME

9/24/07: Titans 31 at Saints 14. Tennessee QB Vince Young throws 2 TD passes as Titans score 21 unanswered points, including S Vincent Fuller’s 61-yard INT-return TD.

LAST GAME AT SITE

9/21/03: Titans 27, Saints 12. Tennessee QB Steve McNair completes 22 of 33 passes for 252 yards & 2 TDs as Titans defense holds New Orleans to 23 rushing yards in home win.

BROADCAST

FOX (12:00 PM CT): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Pam Oliver (Field reporter). Westwood One Radio: Howard David, Tony Boselli. SIRIUS: 94 (NO), 128 (Ten.). XM: 232 (Ten.).

STATS

PASSING

Brees: 349-496-4,031 (1L)-30 (T2L)-11-105.5 (3L)

Hasselbeck: 241-396-2,657-15-10-82.9

RUSHING

Ingram (R): 122-474-3.9-5

C. Johnson: 206-852-4.1-4

RECEIVING

Graham (TE): 75 (1C)-1,046-13.9-8

Washington: 53-668-12.6-4

OFFENSE

448.7 (1L)

319.3

TAKE/GIVE

-2

+5 (3C)

DEFENSE

378.8

355.3

SACKS

Harper: 6.5

Klug (R): 4

INTs

P. Robinson: 2

McCourty: 2

PUNTING

Morstead: 47.5 (3C)

Kern: 42.7

KICKING

Kasay: 113 (3L) (44/44 PAT; 23/28 FG)

Bironas: 87 (27/27 PAT; 20/23 FG)

NOTES

SAINTS: Have won 4 in row…QB DREW BREES leads NFL with 4,031 yards & is 1st player with 4,000+ pass yards in 1st 12 games of season. Has 20+ comp. in NFL-record 32 games in row. Has TD pass in 39 consecutive games, 2nd-longest streak in NFL history. Has won 13 of past 15 vs. AFC (incl. SB), completing 406 of 566 (71.7 pct.) for 4,531 yards with 33 TDs vs. 15 INTs for 103.6 rating…RB-PR-KR DARREN SPROLES is only player in NFL with 2+ rush TDs (2), 2+ rec. TDs (4) & ret. TD. Has 4 TDs (2 rush, 2 rec.) in 2 games vs. Ten. Rookie RB MARK INGRAM aims for 3rd in row with TD…TE JIMMY GRAHAM leads NFL TEs in receptions (75) & yards (1,046). Aims for 5th in row vs. AFC with TD. WR MARQUES COLSTON has 7 TDs in past 8 vs. AFC. WR LANCE MOORE has 5 TDs in past 5. WR ROBERT MEACHEMhad 119 yards, incl. 67-yard TD last week. Has 22 career rec. TDs & 15 have gone for 25+ yards…Since entering NFL in 2006, S ROMAN HARPER has 16 sacks, most by DB. DE WILL SMITH has 8.5 sacks in past 12 vs. AFC…TITANS: Titans have won 9 of past 10 home games against NFC…Seek 5th consecutive win vs. Saints…In last meeting vs. Saints (w/ Sea. in WC game), QB MATT HASSELBECK completed 22 of 35 passes (62.9 pct.) for 272 yards with 4 TDs vs. 1 INT & 113 passer rating. For career (incl. postseason), has 10 TDs vs. 3 INTs vs. NO…RB CHRIS JOHNSON averages 104.3 rush yards per game in Dec. (1,251 total). In 15 career games vs. NFC, Johnson averages 107.2 rush yards per game (1,608) with 17 rush TDs. Has rushed for at least 100 yards & 2 TDs 11 times in 1st 4 seasons, tied for 4th-most in NFL history with HOFer EARL CAMPBELL & CLINTON PORTISWR NATE WASHINGTON leads NFL with 24 rec. on 3rd down. Washington (668) needs 20 rec. yards to surpass career-best of 687 in ’10. WR DAMIAN WILLIAMS is averaging 16.8 yards per catch in past 4 (13 rec., 218 yards)…CB JASON MC COURTY leads team with 87 tackles…Rookie LB COLIN MC CARTHY had FF & 2 FRs last week.

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