The first quarter of the regular season finale was good on the scoreboard, bad on the sideline.
The Saints were up 7-3 at the end of the first, but FS Malcolm Jenkins had picked up a game-ending right knee injury of unknown severity, and TE Jimmy Graham, who caught Brees' touchdown pass, was on the sidelines with a left ankle injury.
Without Graham, the Saints are down to TE Tory Humphrey at the position. Jeremy Shockey and David Thomas are out.
RB Chris Ivory's return from a three-week absence lasted barely a quarter before a left foot injury had him on the sidelines.
Ivory's replacement, Julius Jones, fumbled the ball at the goal line as the Saints were heading in for a second touchdown of the game.
UPDATE: Later in the second quarter, DE Alex Brown left the game with an apparently shoulder injury.