Colston's record day helps Saints win 31-13
NEW ORLEANS - The Carolina Panthers took their first two drives of the first quarter in for a pair of field goals, but ever since then the Saints have regained control of the contest.
New Orleans would start the second quarter with two straight scoring drives ending with Marques Colston touchdown catches.
On the first of the two drives, Colston became the first Saints receiver in franchise history to eclipse 8,000 yards.
Jimmy Graham would get in on the act with a 5-yard TD reception with :18 left in the first half and an 8-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter.
In the third quarter, Colston came inches away from his third score of the day, but a review brought the TD reception back to the one-half yard line; Garrett Hartley would convert a 19-yard field goal to push the lead to 24-6 Saints.
The Panthers hadn't given up more than two touchdowns in a game before Brees and the Saints scored three in the first half.
Carolina would score their first touchdown of the day with 5:15 left in the fourth quarter on a Cam Newton toss to Steve Smith.
Saints win 31-13.
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