Saints set points record, beat Colts 62-7

October 25, 2011 - 1:29 PM
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New Orleans Saints wide receiver Marques Colston (12) pulls in a touchdown reception as Indianapolis Colts middle linebacker Pat Angerer (51) covers during the first quarter of an NFL football game at the Superdome in New Orleans, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2011. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Brees completed 31 of 35 passes for 325 yards and five touchdowns, and the New Orleans Saints set a franchise record for points and victory margin in a 62-7 demolition of the hapless Indianapolis Colts on Sunday night.

For the first time as a head coach, Sean Payton spent the game up in the coaches' booth, where he could sit comfortably with his broken left leg propped up. He called the plays from there and he had to like what he saw from his new vantage point.

Brees had two touchdown passes to Marques Colston and one to Darren Sproles in the first quarter. His fourth and fifth touchdown tosses went to second-year tight end Jimmy Graham in the third quarter.

It seemed the Saints could do whatever they wanted, also rushing for 236 yards.