Saints get blasted 34-14

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Darren Sproles breaks free for a touchdown to tie the game in the second quarter.

The New Orleans Saints (2-5) were defeated by the Denver Broncos (4-3) 34-14 at Sports Authority Field at Mile High last night.

The Saints have not defeated the Broncos since 1994 with Denver winning the last four contests. The Saints now move to 1-5 on the road against the Broncos, and Denver leads the series 8-2 overall.

The loss ended New Orleans' streak of six consecutive Sunday night wins.

"I have to do a better job of preparing our team," said Assistant Head Coach/Linebackers Joe Vitt. "There are things that I need to do better. We need to improve physically and mentally. There is a lot of football left to be played."

The Saints will return home and begin preparations for a contest against the Philadelphia Eagles in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Monday Night Football. The Broncos will face the Cincinnati Bengals next Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium.

Drew Brees completed 22 of 42 passes for 213 yards and two touchdowns. Brees extended his NFL record streak of consecutive games with a touchdown pass to 50.

Darren Sproles was a threat in the passing game, catching seven passes for 56 yards and one touchdown. Jimmy Graham caught five passes for 63 yards with a touchdown.

Roman Harper recorded nine tackles (eight solo) and added two pass defenses. Curtis Lofton also recorded nine tackles (seven solo) and recovered a fumble forced by rookie Akiem Hicks.