Saints-Colts Capsule

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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