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|Saints the Real Deal; Beat New England 38-17
|NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The New Orleans Saints are still unbeaten and have joined the Indianapolis Colts in making NFL history.
Drew Brees threw for 371 yards and five touchdown passes, and the Saints beat the New England Patriots 38-17 Monday night. The Saints joined the Colts at 11-0, the first time two teams have opened with that many wins in the same season.
The convincing victory left little doubt about New Orleans' credentials to match the Patriots' 16-0 regular-season mark in 2007. New England remains the only team to go undefeated in a 16-game regular season, for now.
Brees threw touchdown passes to five different players: Pierre Thomas, Devery Henderson, Robert Meachem, Darnell Dinkins and Marques Colston.
It was the second time the Patriots (7-4) lost to an unbeaten team on the road in three weeks.
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