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NFL: New Orleans 49, Dallas 17

NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Drew Brees threw four touchdown passes and the New Orleans Saints racked up an NFL-record 40 first downs Sunday in their 49-17 pummeling of Dallas.

NFL: New York Jets 26, New Orleans 20

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Former Saint Chris Ivory rolled up 139 rushing yards with a touchdown Sunday, helping carry the New York Jets over New Orleans 26-20.

NFL: New Orleans 38, Miami 17

NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Drew Brees tossed four touchdowns en route to 413 passing yards Monday, propelling the New Orleans Saints over previously unbeaten Miami 38-17.

NFL: New Orleans 16, Tampa Bay 14

TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Garrett Hartley kicked a 27-yard field goal with 5 seconds left to play Sunday and the New Orleans Saints pulled out a 16-14 victory over Tampa Bay.

NFL: New Orleans 23, Atlanta 17

NEW ORLEANS, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Drew Brees amassed 357 passing yards and the New Orleans defense dominated down the stretch Sunday in the Saints' season-opening 23-17 win over Atlanta.

NFL: New Orleans 34, Dallas 31 (OT)

ARLINGTON, Texas, Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Garrett Hartley booted a 20-yard field goal in overtime and the New Orleans Saints turned back a Dallas comeback Sunday, beating the Cowboys 34-31.

NFL: New Orleans 41, Tampa Bay 0

NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Drew Brees amassed 307 passing yards and hurled four touchdown passes Sunday in the New Orleans Saints' 41-0 dismantling of Tampa Bay.

NFL: New York Giants 52, New Orleans 27

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Eli Manning completed four scoring passes and David Wilson rushed for a career-best 100 yards Sunday in the New York Giants' 52-27 pounding of New Orleans.

NFL: Denver 34, New Orleans 14

DENVER, Oct. 28 (UPI) -- Peyton Manning hurled three TD passes and Willis McGahee ran for 122 yards with a score Sunday in the Denver Broncos' 34-14 dismantling of New Orleans.

NFL: New Orleans 35, Tampa Bay 28

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Drew Brees turned in a big first half Sunday, racking up four touchdown passes in staking the New Orleans Saints to a 35-28 victory over Tampa Bay.

NFL: Green Bay 28, New Orleans 27

GREEN BAY, Wis., Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Aaron Rodgers hurled four touchdown passes, including the go-ahead score in the fourth quarter, and Green Bay held on for 28-27 win over New Orleans Sunday.

NFL: San Francisco 36, New Orleans 32

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Alex Smith hit Vernon Davis on a 14-yard TD pass with 9 seconds left Saturday, rallying San Francisco to a 36-32 NFC playoff win over New Orleans.

NFL: New Orleans 45, Detroit 28

NEW ORLEANS, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Drew Brees racked up 466 yards and three touchdowns Saturday and the New Orleans Saints rallied for a 45-28 win over Detroit in an NFC wild card game.

NFL: New Orleans 45, Atlanta 16

NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Drew Brees threw for 307 yards Monday, setting a single-season NFL passing-yardage mark and leading New Orleans to a division title in a 45-16 rout of Atlanta.

NFL: New Orleans 42, Minnesota 20

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 18 (UPI) -- Drew Brees hurled five touchdown passes Sunday, racking up 412 yards in the New Orleans Saints' 42-20 rout of Minnesota.
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Darren Sproles
San Diego Chargers running back Darren Sproles carries the ball against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on Oct. 2, 2005. The Chargers beat the Patriots 41-17, ending the Patriots' home game winning streak at 21 games.
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Darren Lee Sproles (born June 20, 1983 in Waterloo, Iowa) is an American football running back who plays for the New Orleans Saints. He was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the fourth round of the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football at Kansas State.

He was named as Kick Returner for the San Diego Chargers 50 Greatest Chargers team.

Sproles attended Rolling Ridge Elementary, then Oregon Trail Junior High, followed by Olathe North High School, all in Olathe, Kansas. He has been conquering a speech impediment he has had since childhood. Sproles was a star in football, earning the name "Tank," after being born at 10 lb (4.5 kg). For two consecutive years, he was an All-Sunflower League honoree, All-Metro honoree, and an All-State selection. Additionally, he was twice named The Kansas City Star Player of the Year. As a senior, he was named the Kansas Hall of Fame Player of the Year and the USA Today Kansas Player of the Year. Throughout his high school career, Sproles rushed for 5,230 yards, averaging nearly 8.4 yards per carry and 79 touchdowns.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Darren Sproles."
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