NFL: New Orleans 38, New England 17

Dec. 1, 2009 at 12:20 AM

NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Drew Brees fired five touchdown passes Monday for unbeaten New Orleans, which broke away with a big second quarter and ripped the New England Patriots 38-17.

Brees completed 18 throws in 23 attempts for 371 yards.

The touchdown strikes were for 18 yards to Pierre Thomas, 75 to Devery Henderson, 38 to Robert Meachem, 2 to Darnell Dinkins and 20 to Marques Colston.

Three of the scoring passes came in a 21-point second quarter and the Saints were on their way to their 11th consecutive win this season.

New Orleans and Indianapolis, also 11-0, are the only unbeaten teams in the NFL.

Laurence Maroney scored touchdowns for New England (7-4) on runs of 4 and 2 yards.

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was 21-of-36 passing for 237 yards, with two interceptions.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Los Angeles Lakers prowling for Aldridge and Jordan
Tiger Woods' playing partner Steve Stricker wants the 'old Tiger back'
San Antonio Spurs, Leonard agree to 5-year, $90M deal
Calipari denies reports of talks with Sacramento Kings
New Orleans Pelicans, Anthony Davis agree to 5-year, $145M extension