Saints' historic offense maintains incredible pace in rout (1 Viewer)

By Mike Triplett | ESPN Staff Writer

NEW ORLEANS -- The New Orleans Saints' offense has gone to ludicrous speed.

The Saints, who have been scoring points this season at the highest rate in NFL history, just routed the reigning champs for their ninth straight victory -- a 48-7 blowout against the Philadelphia Eagles that saw Michael Thomas, Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram dancing on the sideline for much of the second half.

Drew Brees threw for another 363 yards and four touchdowns Sunday to keep padding his MVP résumé. And the Saints have now scored 45, 51 and 48 points over the past three weeks, respectively -- the most in a three-game span in franchise history.

They are just the fourth team in NFL history to score 45 points in three straight games, according to ESPN Stats & Information research. Even more impressive -- they have scored points on 62.5 percent of their drives this season, which is on pace to be by far the most of any team since the NFL switched to a 16-game schedule in 1978, according to the Elias Sports Bureau data. ...

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