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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.

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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.

8 -- Extra points kicked by John Kasay(notes), who turns 42 this week, a Saints record.

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