When a game is good, it’s hard to stay await from it, even if you’re not the average football fan. But in the end, when players make history in real time, it’s a shame not to witness it. Take for instance, last night’s game between the New Orleans Saints and the Atlanta Falcons, when Drew Brees managed to break the NFL record for yards passing in a season.
Last night found you, most likely, in front of your TV, watching the New Orleans Saints winning over the Atlanta Falcons by 45 to 16. The victory is important itself, but other parts of the game will remain in history. Take for instance, Drew Bees record-breaking.
Drew Brees succeeded in breaking Dan Marino’s yard passing record set it in 1984. Brees topped the former mark of 5,084 yards thanks to a 9 yard touchdown pass to Darren Sproles. New Orleans Saints’ player entered yesterday night’s game with 4,780 yards, just 305 short to set a record.
The player has already come close one time before yesterday in breaking Marino’s record. Back in 2008, Brees finished with 5,069 yards, just a little bit shorter than 1984’s record of 5,084 yards.
Drew Brees said: “So many people contributed to this and I’m happy for them”. But, in all fairness, you’ve got to hand it to him: he’s responsible for a big part of this record-breaking. He has four touchdowns that moved him ahead of Joe Montana (273) and Vinny Testeverde (275) with a 276 ranking.
Saints coach Sean Payton stated: “Obviously, it’s a special moment for the players, especially Drew. I couldn’t be more proud of him”.
All in all, coach Sean Payton’s team has an impressive track history. According to the Washington Post, which kept track of the team’s performance, the New Orleans Saint “had 463 total yards, giving them more than 6,857 offensive yards for the season, breaking the 2008 club record of 6,571 yards”. The team “continues to close in on the NFL-record of 7,075 offensive yards in a season set by the 2000 St. Louis Rams”, as stated by reporters with Washington Post.
In a raving victory, 45 to 16, the New Orleans Saints sealed the deal for the NFC South title.