Saints sandwich field-goal drives of 60 yards (11 plays) and 26 yards (5 plays) around a 12-play, 71-yard march that ended with Colts stuffing them on fourth down at the 1.
Thomas’ TD finishes Saints’ six-play, 58-yard drive. Colts go 76 yards in 10 plays, with Joseph Addai scoring on 4-yard run. Hartley’s 47-yard kick caps eight-play, 37-yard drive.
Saints go 59 yards in nine plays, capped by Brees’ 2-yard pass to Jeremy Shockey. Lance Moore hauls in two-point catch. Porter’s TD makes it 31-17 with 3:12 remaining.
Indianapolis goes 53 yards in 11 plays on its first possession and strikes first on Stover’s kick, then puts together another 11-play drive to score the game’s first touchdown.