Fast start in Indy enough for Saints
INDIANAPOLIS — The Saints showed they can still go toe-to-toe with anyone in the NFL. They just need to find a knockout punch.
Once leading by 27, the Saints let Andrew Luck and the Colts get back in it before New Orleans recovered an onside kick to secure victory.
"When we had them at zero, we needed to keep them at zero," safety Kenny Vaccaro said. "We can't get excited about shutting out a team for a half. We still have to finish the game."
New Orleans won on the road for the first time this season and has won back-to-back for the first time since last October.
Drew Brees, the 36-year-old quarterback who attended college at nearby Purdue, finished 28 of 44 for 255 yards with one touchdown in what might have been his final game in Indiana. The Saints' oft-criticized defense pressured Luck into mistakes all day, hitting him 10 times, sacking him four times and picking him off twice.