**New Orleans moved to 7-0 at home this season with Sunday night’s 31-13 victory over the Panthers. The Saints, who are 3-3 on the road, are averaging 32.9 points and 439.7 yards in home games, compared to 18.8 points and 341.3 yards outside of the Superdome.
**St. Louis lost 30-10 at Arizona Sunday, and at 5-8 has guaranteed a 10th consecutive non-winning season since going 12-4 in 2003. The Rams have scored at least 27 points in all five of their wins (35.8 per game), and 24 or less in all eight losses (13.8 per game).
**The Rams hold a 39-31 edge in the all-time regular-season series with New Orleans, their former NFC West division mate. Since divisional realignment in 2002 the teams have split six meetings, with St. Louis winning most recently in Week 8 of 2011, 31-21 (in St. Louis).
**Zac Stacy’s 721 rushing yards are second most among 2013 rookies, behind Eddie Lacy of the Packers (887). His five rushing touchdowns are tied with Pittsburgh’s Le’Veon Bell for second most, also behind Lacy (seven).
**Drew Brees became the fifth player all-time to reach 50,000 career passing yards last week, joining Brett Favre, Peyton Manning, Dan Marino and John Elway. Brees also reached 4000 yards for the eighth straight year — all eight of his seasons in New Orleans — extending his own NFL record streak.
**The Saints have reached the 10-win mark for the fifth time under Sean Payton (since 2006). The franchise had five 10-win seasons total prior to Payton’s arrival (1967 to 2005).