Following a Willis McGahee fumble, the Saints took over at their own 45-yard line.
New Orleans picked up a first down and crossed midfield with a 16-yard reception from Drew Brees to wide receiver Marques Colston.
On the next play, Brees hit wideout Lance Moore for a 7-yard gain, bringing an end to the first quarter of play.
On the first play of the second quarter, Brees hit running back Darren Sproles over the middle of the field, who scampered into the end zone for a 29-yard touchdown.
The drive took four plays and covered 55 yards over 1:53.
Seven seconds into the quarter, the game is tied at 7.