New Orleans Saints at a glance

December 21, 2013 

Saints Changes Football

New Orleans Saints offensive tackle Terron Armstead (72) will get his first NFL start – and first action other than special teams – on Sunday against the Panthers.


New Orleans Saints

Coach: Sean Payton

Key Stats

0 Offensive snaps rookie left tackle Terron Armstead has taken. The third-round pick from Division II Arkansas-Pine Bluff, who has been active for four games and played on special teams, will make his first career start Sunday.

7 Completions for quarterback Drew Brees that gained 18 yards or more in the Saints’ 31-13 win against Carolina on Dec. 8.

24 Games in which Brees has thrown for at least four touchdowns, which ranks second all-time behind Peyton Manning (27). Brees had four TD passes in Week 14 vs. Carolina.

61.5 Saints’ winning percentage (24-15) on the road since 2009, the league’s best road mark over that span. However, the Saints are 3-4 away from the Superdome this season.

Starting Lineup


WR12 Marques Colston
LT72 Terron Armstead
LG66 Ben Grubbs
C60 Brian de la Puente
RG73 Jahri Evans
RT64 Zack Strief
TE80 Jimmy Graham
WR84 Kenny Stills
QB9 Drew Brees
FB45 Jed Collins
RB23 Pierre Thomas


DE76 Akiem Hicks
NT77 Brodrick Bunkley
DE94 Cameron Jordan
OLB93 Junior Gallette
ILB57 David Hawthorne
ILB50 Curtis Lofton
OLB98 Parys Haralson
CB24 Corey White
S32 Kenny Vaccaro
S27 Malcolm Jenkins
CB28 Keenan Lewis

Special Teams

K3 Shayne Graham
P6 Thomas Morstead
LS47 Justin Drescher
H6 Thomas Morstead
PR43 Darren Sproles
KR43 Darren Sproles
KO6 Thomas Morstead


DOUBTFUL: S Rafael Bush (ankle). QUESTIONABLE: LB Keyunta Dawson (calf), TE Josh Hill (hamstring). PROBABLE: RB Travaris Cadet (not injury related).


8AtlantaW 23-17
15At Tampa BayW 16-14
22ArizonaW 31-7
30MiamiW 38-17
6At ChicagoW 26-18
13at New EnglandL 30-27
27BuffaloW 35-17
3At N.Y. JetsL 26-20
10DallasW 49-17
17San FranciscoW 23-20
21At AtlantaW 17-13
2SeattleL 34-7
8CarolinaW 31-13
15At St. LouisL 27-16
22At Carolina1FOX
29Tampa Bay1FOX

NOTE: * Time subject to change.

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