The Saints went into Sunday’s contest with a seven-game winning streak, which they extended to eight with a 45-17 thrashing of the Panthers. The team broke several records during this game, including Graham who set an NFL record for yards in a season by a tight end, and Sproles who had 168 all-purpose yards to bring his total for the season to 2,696 yards, breaking the old NFL mark of 2,690 by Tennessee’s Derrick Mason.