October 24, 2011
With his fourth-quarter interception return for a touchdown, Leigh Torrance gave the New Orleans Saints 62 points, a total that hasn't been exceeded by any NFL team in the past 55 seasons, and is the most in the regular season in 26 years.
Among the records the Saints tied or broke, and other accomplishments Sunday night:
• Most points in a regular-season game since 1985 (New York Jets, 62)
• Tied, most regular-season points since 1970 AFL/NFL merger
• Tied, most points in NFL since 2000 (Jacksonville Jaguars, 62, 2000 divisional playoff)
• Most points so far this season (previous: 49, Green Bay Packers, Week 4)
• Most points in a game in Saints history (previous: 51, three times)
• Biggest margin of victory in Saints history (previous: 42, over Denver in 1988)
• Only eight teams have scored more points in a single NFL game and none since 1966.
• Of the 22, 60-point games in NFL history, only four have taken place in the last 30 years.
• It was just the second time since 1989 that an NFL team won a game by more than 50 points. (New England 59, Tennessee 0; 2009)
• 9 -- Consecutive scores to start the game for New Orleans.
• 55 -- The number of points scored by Indianapolis the last time the Colts visited New Orleans. Peyton Manning(notes) had six touchdown passes over the Aaron Brooks and Todd Bouman(notes)-led Saints.
• 36 -- First downs gained by the Saints. The team had 32 through the first three quarters. The NFL record is 39.
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