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Drew Brees Tosses 4 TD Passes in Record Breaking Win

October 8, 2012

@nick_speed

With the SuperDome packed to capacity, and loud as ever, Drew Brees lead his current team against his former  in a 31-24 Saints victory.  Brees not only secured New Orleans first win of the season, he did it in front of suspended head coach Sean Payton, assistant head coach Joe Vitt, and general manager Mickey Loomis .   The Saints got off to a rough start to begin this season losing 4 straight games.  The team seemed to have been out of sync, lacking the leadership of their head coach.  Upon Brees special request to NFL Commissioner Roger Goddell, Sean Payton’s season long ban was uplifted.  Payton was granted permission to witness his QB make history.   “I guess you really couldn’t have written a better script for tonight,” Brees said. “To break the record, to get the win, and the fashion in which we won — really a complete team effort all the way around.

Brees passed Johnny Unitas with his 47th consecutive game with a TD on a 40 yard strike to Devery Henderson.  He didn’t stop there either, and went on to throw for 370 yards and 4 TDs.  After trailing by 3 at halftime, the entire Saints team cranked it up during the 2nd half.  With Brees and the offense giving the team a cushion in the 3rd quarter, the defense held the potent Chargers offense to only 7 points in the 2nd half.

Now that the New Orleans Saints finally get a much needed win, it is yet to be seen if their season has been saved.  After a rough start to the season, the Saints get a much needed bye week.  Going forward, Drew Bress will continue to be Drew Bress no doubt, but how they fare the rest of their season will depend on their defense.  The first 4 games of the year, the Saints defense was horrible.  They couldn’t stop the run, or pass, and failed to cause turnovers.  They have given up 32 ppg through 5 games this year, which puts tremendous pressure on Brees and the offense to score points.  If new defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo can find a way to shore up the defense, the Saints will win more football games.  As far as making the playoffs, I think the turnaround will be a little to late unfortunately.  The NFC is deep this year and it will likely take 10 wins to secure a Wild Card spot.  Still I think this was a monumental win for the Saints, who were searching for a silver lining to this difficult season.

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