New Orleans Saints set franchise record with 62-7 win over Indianapolis Colts

Staff reports
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees and running back Pierre Thomas prepare for an offensive play.

The New Orleans Saints set a team record for scoring in a dominating 62-7 win over the Indianapolis Colts Sunday night in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

The Saints broke their previous record of 51 points in a game (set on three occasions).

The 62 points matches the highest single-game total in the NFL since the 1970 merger.

Saints quarterback Drew Brees threw five touchdown passes. He finished 31-of-35 passing for 325 yards.

Marques Colston and Jimmy Graham each caught a pair of scores, and Darren Sproles added one.