By Eric Schmidt

The New Orleans Saints defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers yesterday by the final score of 27-16. While Drew Brees posted his season lowest passing yardage number, his 258 yards on Sunday were enough to enter Drew Brees into the NFL record books. Brees now has 3,004 yards on the season, making Drew Brees the first quarterback in NFL history to throw for over 3000 yards in the first 9 games of the season.

Brees has been one of the NFL’s quarterbacks which is enjoying a record-setting season as passing records are falling by the wayside this year. Brees is on pace for 5,344 yards this season, an effort which would shatter former Miami Dolphins QB Dan Marino’s single season passing yardage record.

The Saints signal caller has been very effective throwing the ball the season, completing over 70% of his passes in six of nine games this season and completed 75% versus the Buccaneers on Sunday. Prior to yesterday’s game, Brees had been completing 73.8% of his passes on 3rd down.

When the Saints offense gets rolling behind Brees, the appear unstoppable. New Orleans is perhaps the only NFC team which may be able to match up offensively with the Green Bay Packers. Unfortunately for the Saints, as it stands right now, if the two were to matchup in the playoffs, the game would likely take place in Green Bay. It would be a rematch of the two teams Week One game, however the weather would be just a little different.

 

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