NEW ORLEANS — On a record-setting night for Saints quarterback Drew Brees, the Colts turned in their worst performance of the season, a 34-7 loss that eliminates Indianapolis from playoff contention.
It was Drew Brees Night in New Orleans, as the Purdue grad moved past former Colt and Bronco quarterback Peyton Manning for most career NFL touchdown passes.
Brees set the record in the third quarter when he hit Josh Hill with a five yard pass. It was number 540 for Brees who added another in the fourth quarter for good measure. Manning retired with 539 and the Patriot's Tom Brady currently has 538.
For the night, Brees had four scoring passes and 307 passing yards. More amazingly, he completed an NFL record 96% of his passes, making good on 29-of-30 attempts.
The Colts first seven loses of the season were all decided by seven points or less. Monday night in New Orleans, the margin was 27 as Indianapolis fell to 6-8. A team that started the season a promising 5-2, has now lost four straight.
Quarterback Jacoby Brissett completed 18-of-34 passes for 165 yards. The Colts rushing game came up with just 46 yards.
The Saints improved their record to 11-3.