Saints' NFL-best pass game meets Broncos' No. 1 pass defense

DENVER (6-3) at NEW ORLEANS (4-4)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS

OPENING LINE – Pick-em

RECORD VS. SPREAD – Broncos 6-3, Saints 6-2

SERIES RECORD – Broncos lead 8-2

LAST MEETING – Broncos beat Saints 34-12, Oct. 28, 2012

LAST WEEK – Broncos lost to Raiders 30-20; Saints beat 49ers 41-23

AP PRO32 RANKING – Broncos No. 7, Saints No. 21

BRONCOS OFFENSE – OVERALL (28), RUSH (23), PASS (25)

BRONCOS DEFENSE – OVERALL (4), RUSH (29), PASS (1)

SAINTS OFFENSE – OVERALL (1), RUSH (15), PASS (1)

SAINTS DEFENSE – OVERALL (30), RUSH (19), PASS (32)

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES – Broncos have lost three of past five after 4-0 start. … Broncos' defense allowing 128.6 yards rushing per game, but also NFL-low 183.3 yards passing per game. … LB Von Miller has 14 1-2 sacks, nine tackles for loss, three forced fumbles and interception in past 11 games, including playoffs. Miller ranks second in NFL this season with 9+ sacks. … Rookie RB Devontae Booker has TD rushing in two of past three games, ranks third among rookies with 320 yards rushing. … RB Kapri Bibbs had 69-yard TD catch last week. … WR Emmanuel Sanders leads Broncos with 49 catches, 614 yards receiving. … WR Jordan Norwood had 36-yard TD catch last week. … S T.J. Ward is among only two NFL DBs with at least 60 tackles, at least one interception and one or more sacks. … Broncos have played two Super Bowls in Superdome (1978, 1990), losing both. … Saints have won four of past five. … Matchup vs. Broncos marks first of two games in five days against past Super Bowl participants as Saints visit Panthers for Week 11 Thursday night game. … Saints averaging league-best 326.4 yards passing per game. … QB Drew Brees passed for 323 yards and three TDs last week. Brees has 55 career games with 300-plus yards passing and three TDs, most in NFL history. … Saints rushed for season-high 248 yards last week, have had 100-yard rusher in two straight games. … RB Mark Ingram rushed for 158 yards, including career-long 75-yard TD, last week. He also had short TD receiving. … RB Tim Hightower rushed for 87 yards, TD last week. . During past nine home games, WR Brandin Cooks has 10 TD catches, averaging 98.1 yards receiving. … Saints' defense produced four turnovers last week. … LB Nate Stupar had forced fumble and recovery last week, his second takeaway in last two games. He had interception in Week 8. … LB Craig Robertson had interception last week. … S Kenny Vaccaro led Saints with nine tackles and had forced fumble last week. … Fantasy Tip: Saints WR Michael Thomas leads NFL rookies with 47 receptions, 573 yards receiving and five TD catches and had two TD catches last week for first-career multi TD game.

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