Saints receiver David Patten had nine receptions for 122 yards and a touchdown. Patten had many of his receptions early, putting an immediate imprint on the game with a 25-yard touchdown reception to open the scoring in the first quarter.
The Saints (6-7) are still alive in the playoff hunt, trailing Minnesota (7-6) by one game for the final wild-card berth in the NFC. The Saints are tops among the four 6-7 teams by virtue of their superior conference record (5-4). ... Redman spent last season selling insurance in the Louisville area. ... The Saints have given up only 11 sacks on the season, a low number for a team that averages 40 passes per game. Drew Brees was not sacked on Monday night. ... The Saints swept the season series for the second consecutive year.