New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees went 28-for-35 for 389 yards, five touchdowns and one …
NEW ORLEANS – Drew Brees passed for 389 yards and five touchdowns, and the New Orleans Saints set a slew of NFL and club records in a 45-17 blowout of the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.
Drew Brees passed for 389 yards and five touchdowns, and the New Orleans Saints set a slew of NFL and club records in a 45-17 blowout of the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. The NFL single-season records set by the Saints (13-3), who head into the playoffs on an eight-game winning streak, included offensive yards with 7,474, team yards passing with 5,347 and first downs with 416.
Well, we’ve got the makings of a thriller so far in this game, as the Saints and Panthers have traded touchdowns, field goals, interceptions, and long runs on their way to a 24-17 Saints lead at the half.
Marques Colston has 6 catches for 129 yards and 2 TDs, while Chris Ivory has 7 carries for 64 yards, including a 35-yard TD. Drew Brees is looking pretty good, 16 of 23 for 249 and 2 TDs, but he did throw an INT in Panthers territory that killed a drive.
On defense, Patrick Robinson picked off Cam Newton in the end zone, but other than that, the Saints have not figured out how to stop the Carolina offense, which has 130 rushing yards (with a 29-yard TD run), and 101 passing yards.
Another note I’d like to make is that the refs seem to be letting much contact during and after the plays go on from both teams, so I wouldn’t be surprised to see a fight break out if they don’t clamp down on it.
Make the jump for the stats and the Second Half Thread, there is certainly much more excitement to be seen, heard, felt, and smelled!!!
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NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans Saints have set an NFL record for the most yards of offence in a season, and Drew Brees has broken Peyton Manning’s 2010 mark for single-season completions.
The New Orleans Saints have set an NFL record for the most yards of offense in a season, and Drew Brees has broken Peyton Manning’s 2010 mark for single-season completions. The 2000 St. Louis Rams held the previous net yardage mark of 7,075. New Orleans eclipsed that in the second quarter of Sunday’s season finale against the Carolina Panthers on a pass from Brees to Robert Meachem, reaching…
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Tom Brady is the third quarterback in NFL history to surpass 5,000 yards passing in a season.