The Saints have lost twice on their home field since Week 10, and a third defeat Week 15 against the Colts would knock them to the fourth-best record in the NFC.
With the Seahawks, 49ers and Packers all at 11-3, the Saints (10-3) need to beat Indianapolis (6-7) on Monday night to keep pace.
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If the Colts can’t pull the upset, they will be eliminated from playoff contention.
Sporting News is tracking live score, updates and highlights from Saints vs. Colts on Week 15 of “Monday Night Football.” Follow along below.
Saints vs. Colts live score
Saints vs. Colts updates, highlights
HALFTIME: Saints 20, Colts 0
9:34 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, Saints. Brees appeared to break the record, but an offensive pass interference call calls it back. They settle for a field goal on the final play of the half. Saints 20, Colts 0.
9:11 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, Saints. Brees to Tre’Quan Smith for a 10-yard score. He ties Peyton Manning for most all-time passing touchdowns (539), though Tom Brady is also at 538. Saints 17, Colts 0.
9:07 p.m.: Thomas putting on a show early.
8:54 p.m.: TOUCHDOWN, Saints. Brees hits Thomas for a 15-yard score, capping a 90-yard drive that took a little over six minutes. All New Orleans early. Saints 10, Colts 0.
End first quarter: Saints 3, Colts 0
8:30 p.m.: FIELD GOAL, Saints. A Drew Brees completion to Michael Thomas is short of the sticks, so Wil Lutz trots out for a 33-yarder. Saints 3, Colts 0.
8:26 p.m.: BLOCKED PUNT, Saints. Indianapolis had to punt it twice due to a holding penalty, and another holding penalty couldn’t prevent the punt from being blocked. New Orleans has great field position.
8:22 p.m.: Brisett misses a wide open Zach Pascal, and Indianapolis punts.
8:20 p.m.: Colts quarterback Jacoby Brisett scrambled for a first down on third-and-short, then hits Marcus Johnson for a 20-yard catch.
8:15 p.m.: The Saints have strong kickoff coverage, and the Colts begin on their own 16.