NEW YORK – The Saints 62-7 win over the winless Indianapolis Colts on Sunday night was the most lopsided result in the six-year history of SNF on NBC.
The Saints led 21-0 at the end of the first quarter, 34-7 at halftime and 48-7 after three quarters. The 62 points scored by the Saints tied a record for most points scored by any team since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970.
The most recent was when the Jacksonville Jaguars walloped the Miami Dolphins, 62-7, in an AFC Divisional playoff game on Jan. 15, 2000.
Sunday night’s game registered an 8.2 overnight rating and a 13 share despite competing with Game 4 of the World Series (10.1/16), according to overnight data released Monday morning by The Nielsen Company.