New Orleans was the NFL's most explosive offensive team in 2009, leading the league in yards and points while ranking fourth with 72 plays of more than 20 yards.
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Simple. By playing Colts football. Chain-moving, catch-making, field goal-converting, turnover-free, penalty-free, keep-away football.
With every 7-yard completion, Drew Brees took a play away from Manning. With each contested catch, the Saints' receivers and running backs kept the ball out of the hands of Reggie Wayne, Dallas Clark, Pierre Garcon, Austin Collie and Joseph Addai. With time whizzing by, New Orleans shortened the game and put the pressure on Indianapolis to deliver.
- 11 plays -- field goal
- 11 plays -- touchdown
- 3 plays -- punt (Garcon drop)
- 3 plays -- punt (conservative running plays)
- 10 plays -- touchdown
- 12 plays -- missed field-goal attempt
- 7 plays -- interception
- 9 plays -- downs
The Saints' worst two possessions were their first two. After that, they finished three drives with field goals and two others with touchdowns. They turned the ball over on downs at the 1-yard line, which isn't terrible, considering they forced a three-and-out on the Colts' ensuing possession. New Orleans also gained a possession by recovering an onside kick.