Who Dat? Drew Dat! One of the most well known football players in the National Football League Drew Brees, threw for seven completed touchdown passes on Sunday against the New York Giants beating them 52-49. The New Orleans Saints Quarterback became one of only eight NFL Quarterbacks in history to complete so many touchdown passes in a single game.
Brees hit the historic milestone after passing to Running Back C.J. Spiller for a 9-yard score to tie with the Giants 49-49 late in the 4th quarter. after tieing the game, Saints Kicker Kai Forbath went on to make a 50-yard field goal, bringing the Saints to their 52-49 victory. “That was a big kick, boy” said Brees in his post-game press conference.
Although the game was won on a feild goal, the score of both teams combined to a 101-point game, the third highest total in NFL history. In his post-game press confrence, Drew Brees joked around saying “That’s the last time I’m watching highlights of Clemson-NC State and Texas Tech-Oklahoma State games before I go to bed, because those games were just like that…Oh, man, I’ve never been a part of something like that. … One of the craziest games I’ve ever been a part of.”
Not only was the game a memorable one for Brees; Giants Quarterback Eli Manning threw for six touchdowns in the game, bumping him up to No. 10 on the NFL’s all-time list of touchdown passes thrown. Manning’s passes on Sunday brought him to a total of 276 career touchdown passes, just passing Joe Montana and Vinny Testaverde for the title of most passes in a career.