NEW ORLEANS (2-4) at INDIANAPOLIS (3-3)
Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox
OPENING LINE – Colts by 6 1/2
RECORD VS. SPREAD – Saints 3-3, Colts 2-4
SERIES RECORD – Saints lead 7-5
LAST MEETING – Saints beat Colts 62-7, Oct. 23, 2011
LAST WEEK – Saints beat Falcons 31-21; Colts lost to Patriots 34-27
AP PRO32 RANKING – Saints No. 21, Colts No. 11
SAINTS OFFENSE – OVERALL (7), RUSH (31), PASS (3).
SAINTS DEFENSE – OVERALL (32), RUSH (30), PASS (24).
COLTS OFFENSE – OVERALL (19), RUSH (22), PASS (13).
COTLS DEFENSE – OVERALL (29), RUSH (20), PASS (28).
STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES – New Orleans won most important matchup in series, Super Bowl following 2009 season, and is playing for first time at Lucas Oil Stadium. … Since 2009, only five teams have won more road games than Saints (28). … Over last 10 seasons, Saints have thrown for league-best 296.2 yards per game. … Former Purdue star Drew Brees will be second straight QB with 400-plus touchdown passes to visit Indy, following Tom Brady. … Brees is tied with Peyton Manning for most games (nine) with five TD passes in league history and is chasing fourth straight 300-yard game. … Saints LB Hau’oli Kikaha leads NFL rookies in sacks (four). … Colts are 16-2 following loss under coach Chuck Pagano. … RB Frank Gore needs four carries to pass Fred Taylor for 23rd on NFL’s career list and 12 to pass Jamaal Lewis for No. 22. … WR Andre Johnson needs 139 yards to crack NFL’s top 10 in yards receiving. Steve Smith Sr. is No. 12, Henry Ellard is No. 11 and Cris Carter is No. 10. … K Adam Vinatieri will tie former Colts kicker Matt Stover for 10th most games in league history (297). … QB Andrew Luck’s next rushing touchdown will tie John Unitas for third in franchise history (13) among quarterbacks. Fantasy Tip: After throwing 26 consecutive passes last weekend, expect Colts to stick with Gore a little longer – especially against NFL’s third-worst run defense.
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