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BRANDON BROWNER, CB

The NFL’s most penalized man was called for interference (a holding penalty was declined) then later shouted expletives at a reporter in the locker room.

THUMBS UP

MARK INGRAM, RB

Though it didn’t help the Saints win, Ingram gained the tough yards on the ground rushing (22 carries, 51 yards) and receiving (four catches, 42 yards).

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KAI FORBATH, PK

Welcome to the life of a kicker. Last week, Forbath made the game-winner against the Giants. Sunday he had a 46-yarder to win in regulation partially blocked.

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MICHAEL MAUTI, LB

Making his first career start, the Mandeville native and son of a Saint posted a career-high 10 tackles from his strongside linebacker spot, five of them solo stops.