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2019 Schedule
1-1, 1st in NFC South
Run it back: AB's debut, Bears' redemption headline Week 2 (1:53)
Brees on injury: 'I'm hoping it's not too significant' (0:27)
Saints' Jordan shows his frustration with refs blown call (0:36)
Payton: We can't control poor officiating (0:24)

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Drew Brees said he plans to see a hand specialist in Los Angeles on Sunday night. Until then he doesn't know the severity of his thumb injury. He had an X-ray Sunday but that's not enough to determine the extent. "Yeah I am concerned," Brees said. "I'm hoping it's not too significant."

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Drew Brees said he plans to see a hand specialist in Los Angeles tonight. Until then he doesn't know the severity of his thumb injury. He had an X-ray Sunday but that's not enough to determine the extent. "Yeah I am concerned," Brees said. "I'm hoping it's not too significant."

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Sean Payton supported QB Teddy Bridgewater despite his ineffective performance Sunday. Payton said Bridgewater was ready to go and called him a pro. Payton said he was disappointed with the play around him — especially penalties that kept backing up the offense and an offensive line that Payton said got "whipped" up front. It doesn't sound like there will be any QB controversy between Bridgewater and Taysom Hill if Drew Brees can't play next Sunday with his thumb injury. "I felt comfortable with Teddy and do feel comfortable with Teddy," Payton said.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Sean Payton said it was a thumb injury for Drew Brees and it was immediately too painful for him to throw. But he said there won't be an update until they do all the medical tests. Payton suggested no update for two days.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

The suffering isn't over for the Saints. They allowed a 66-yard pass to Rams receiver Cooper Kupp on perhaps the ugliest play of the game midway through the fourth quarter. Four Saints players missed tackles on the play — CB Marshon Lattimore, who was stiff-armed by Kupp; S Marcus Williams and CB P.J. Williams, who were both partially blocked; and CB Eli Apple, who was the victim of a nasty cutback. LB A.J. Klein eventually tackled Kupp at the 1-yard line, but the Rams scored on the next play.

Rams offense overpowers Saints (0:51)
Kupp breaks tackles, sets up TD with 66-yard catch (0:56)
Gurley dives in for his first rushing TD (0:19)
Brees exits the game with hand injury (0:21)
Cooks snatches ball out of the air for TD (0:16)
Early whistle costs Saints defensive TD (0:57)

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

It probably ranks fourth or fifth on the list of things that have cost the Saints on Sunday, but they are really hurting themselves with drive-killing penalties. They're at nine penalties for 67 with 10 minutes remaining.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Teddy Bridgewater remains in the game for the Saints at QB. Drew Brees jogged onto the sideline a few minutes after the second half started -- still in uniform and helmet. And his right hand and thumb were not taped at first, but then they were re-taped by a trainer.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

The Saints should consider themselves lucky to be trailing just 6-3 with everything that's gone against them so far in the first half – including Drew Brees leaving the game with a hand injury; the officials incorrectly blowing the whistle to nullify an 87-yard touchdown return by DE Cameron Jordan; Brees' interception on a ball that got knocked out of TE Jared Cook's hands; a 57-yard catch by Rams WR Brandin Cooks on a third-and-16 play; and the Saints' complete inability to run the ball. The Saints' defense has done a great job of playing bend-but-don't-break to keep them in the game.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

The Saints can't run the ball today -- and it just killed them on the Rams' fourth-and-1 stuff of RB Alvin Kamara near midfield. Kamara and RB Latavius Murray have combined for just 15 yards on 11 carries today.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

The Saints got hurt by another missed officiating call in their rematch with the Rams, nullifying a potential 87-yard TD return by DE Cameron Jordan. The officials initially ruled an incomplete pass when Rams QB Jared Goff had the ball stripped out of his hand by Saints DE Trey Hendrickson. They switched it to a fumble after the Saints challenged the call. But since they blew the play dead, the Saints had to take over at their own 13-yard line instead.

Mike Triplett ESPN Staff Writer 

Saints QB Drew Brees was replaced by Teddy Bridgewater after having his right throwing thumb and hand/wrist area taped up by a trainer on the bench. Brees is still watching from the sideline in a ball cap. Brees has only missed one start due to injury in his 19-year NFL career.

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Team Stats

Passing Yards274.513th
Rushing Yards102.517th
Points For19.519th
Points Against27.526th