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


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





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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