The Saints ran six screen passes Saturday, gaining positive yards on only one of those plays. Drew Brees was 3-of-6 for 6 yards on those passes, including two drops and no first downs. The Saints led the league in screen pass completions to running backs during the regular season with 59, 14 more than any other team.
Since the start of the 2007 season, teams to shut out their opponents in the 1st half of a playoff game are just 4-3. Those teams are just 2-3 when scoring under 20 points in the 1st half.
The New Orleans Saints are 0-32 in team history when shut out through 3 quarters (including playoffs).