NEW ORLEANS, LA (WLOX) – Drew Brees looked like the quarterback who led the New Orleans Saints to the Super Bowl. He had four touchdown passes as the Saints beat the Seattle Seahawks 34-19 at the Louisiana Superdome.
Reggie Bush tested his broken leg prior to today's game. But, after a rigorous pre game workout, head coach Sean Payton decided to sit Bush for one more week.
Without Bush in the lineup, New Orleans turned to Christopher Ivory. And the young running back didn't disappoint. His physical running style invigorated the Saints offense. Ivory scored the team's first touchdown, diving over the Seahawks defense for a one yard TD. Ivory had 65 yards rushing by early in the second quarter.
The Saints made it 14-6 in the second quarter, when quarterback Drew Brees hooked up with Marques Colston. They extended the lead to 21-6 when Brees threw a three yard TD pass to Robert Meacham. That score came with 5:48 left in the half.
After Seattle scored its first TD, Brees executed the two minute drill to perfection, leading his offense downfield in 54 seconds, aided in large part by a roughing the passer penalty after a third down pass fell incomplete. Seconds later, the QB his Colston again with a touchdown pass. The connection extended the New Orleans lead to 27-13.
On that drive, Brees became the Saints all time leader in pass completions, passing Archie Manning.
New Orleans led at the half 27-16, before winning 34-19.
It's a short week for the Saints. They play on Thanksgiving Day at Dallas. The Cowboys won their second consecutive game today, beating the Detroit Lions 35-19.
Jeff Shepard has highlights and post game reaction from the Superdome tonight at 10.