Recap - Saints Defeat San Diego 31-24
|Recap - Saints Defeat San Diego 31-24|
New Orleans got 4 passing strikes from Drew Brees en route to a 31-24 victory over San Diego on Sunday in Week 5 action at Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
The Saints were a 3.5-point favorite in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 53.5.
Pierre Thomas rushed for 30 yards, while Mark Ingram added 16 yards in the win. Marques Colston and Devery Henderson added 131 and 123 receiving yards respectively.
Ryan Mathews rushed for 80 yards for San Diego, while Ronnie Brown added 27 yards. Philip Rivers threw for 354 yards for the Chargers, while receivers Malcom Floyd and Robert Meachem had 108 and 67 yards respectively.
San Diego outgained New Orleans 427-404 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 27-21 by the Chargers.
The time of possession battle favored San Diego as their offense was on the field for 30:34, longer than the 29:26 of their opponents.
New Orleans looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against the Buccaneers. The Chargers will aim to get back on the winning track vs Denver.