SUNDAY, SEPT. 26, 2021 // 1:00 PM ET // GILLETTE STADIUM // REFEREE: JOHN HUSSEY
ON THE AIRWAVES
TV: FOX (1:00 PM ET): Adam Amin, Mark Schlereth, Shannon Spake (field reporter)
SIRIUS: 119 (NO), 99 (NE) | XM: 389 (NO), 230 (NE) | SXM App: 822 (NO), 821 (NE)
REGULAR-SEASON SERIES HISTORY
LEADER: Patriots lead all-time series, 10-4
STREAKS: Patriots have won 5 of past 6
LAST GAME: 9/17/17: Patriots 36 at Saints 20
LAST GAME AT SITE: 10/13/13: Patriots 30, Saints 27
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS LEADERS NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
L 26-7 at Carolina LAST WEEK W 25-6 at N.Y. Jets
Sean Payton: 1-2 COACH VS. OPP. Bill Belichick: 5-1
22.5/14.5 PTS. FOR/AGAINST 20.5/11.5
225.0 OFFENSE 326.5
Jameis Winston: 25-42-259-5-2-97.1 PASSING Mac Jones (R): 51-69-467-1-0-96.7
Alvin Kamara: 28-88-3.1-0 RUSHING Damien Harris: 39-162-4.2-1
Alvin Kamara (RB): 7-33-4.7-1 RECEIVING James White (RB): 12-94-7.8-0
306.0 DEFENSE 297.5
Four tied: 1 SACKS Josh Uche: 3
Three tied: 1 INTs J.C. Jackson: 2 (T1L)
+2 (4/2) TAKE/GIVE +3 (5/2)
Blake Gillikin: 49.6 (44.5) PUNTING (NET) Jake Bailey: 45.4 (39.1)
Aldrick Rosas: 9 (6/6 PAT; 1/1 FG) KICKING Nick Folk: 23 (2/3 PAT; 7/7 FG)
• QB JAMEIS WINSTON had 11th-career rush TD in Week 2. Passed for 334 yards & TD vs. 0 INTs for 86.7 rating in only career game vs. NE (10/5/17 w/ TB). Aims for his 3rd in row vs. AFC East with 300+ pass yards.
• RB ALVIN KAMARA has 377 scrimmage yards (94.3 per game) & 3 TDs (2 rec., 1 rush) in 4 career games vs. AFC East. Aims for his 4th in row vs. AFC East with TD. Has 9 TDs (8 rush, 1 rec.) in 9 career road games vs. AFC. Since 2017, ranks 2nd in NFL in scrimmage yards (6,285) & scrimmage TDs (59).
• WR CHRIS HOGAN had 1,651 rec. yards & 12 rec. TDs in 3 seasons (2016-18) with NE. Had 6 catches for 95 yards in his last game vs. NE (11/23/15 w/ Buf.). TE JUWAN JOHNSON is 1 of 3 TEs (ROB GRONKOWSKI & TRAVIS KELCE) with 2+ rec. TDs (2) in 2021.
• DE CAMERON JORDAN had sack in last road meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. NE with TFL. Has 5 sacks in his past 5 on road vs. AFC. Since 2012, ranks 4th in NFL with 93.5 sacks. LB DEMARIO DAVIS had team-high 12 tackles last week, his 24thcareer game with 10+ tackles. Has 81 tackles (7.4 per game) in 11 career games vs. NE. Rookie DE PAYTON TURNER had 5 tackles, career-high 3 TFL & 1st-career sack in Week 2. CB BRADLEY ROBY had sack last week in NO debut. Has 5 PD, 2 INTs & FF in 6 career games vs. NE. Aims for his 4th in row vs. NE with PD. CB MARSHON LATTIMORE had 7 tackles & 2 PD in last meeting. Aims for his 7th in row on road with PD. S MALCOLM JENKINS had 99- yard INT-TD in his last game at NE (12/6/15 w/ Phi.).
• QB MAC JONES (rookie) completed 22 of 30 passes (73.3 pct.) for 186 yards last week. Leads all rookies with 96.7 rating & 73.9 comp. pct. (min. 10 attempts) & ranks 2nd with 467 pass yards.
• RB DAMIEN HARRIS rushed for 62 yards & 1st TD of season in Week 2. Aims for his 5th in row with 50+ scrimmage yards. Has 100+ rush yards in 2 of his past 3 at home. RB JAMES WHITE led team with 6 catches for 45 rec. yards & had 1st rush TD of season last week. Has TD in 2 of his past 3. Had 8 catches for 85 rec. yards in last meeting. Leads all active RBs in rec. yards (3,278) & rec. TDs (25) & ranks 2nd in catches (381).
• WR NELSON AGHOLOR aims for his 3rd in row vs. NFC South with 5+ catches & 50+ rec. yards. WR JAKOBI MEYERS aims for his 3rd in row at home with 6+ catches. TE HUNTER HENRY had 42 rec. yards last week. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. NO with TD catch. TE JONNU SMITH had 63 rec. yards & rec. TD in only career game vs. NO (12/22/19 w/ Ten.).
• DB J.C. JACKSON had 2 INTs last week, his 3rd-career game with 2 INTs, most in NFL since 2019. Aims for his 3rd in row at home with PD. DB DEVIN MCCOURTY had 5 tackles & 1st INT of season in Week 2. Had PD in last meeting. Aims for his 4th in row at home with 6+ tackles. S ADRIAN PHILLIPS had 1st INT of season last week. Had INT in only career game vs. NO (10/2/16 w/ Chargers). LB MATT JUDON had 1st sack of season last week. LB JOSH UCHE had career-high 2 sacks last week. Aims for 3rd in row with sack. DL CARL DAVIS had 1st sack of season in Week 2.