Originally written on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 1/8/12
Drew Brees and his New Orleans Saints have officially secured a match-up between them and the 49ers on January 14th. The win for the Saints comes after a beat down on Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions on saturday. Final score? 45-28. The Saints were down by four points at halftime, but came back very strong in the second half, scoring 35 points and holding the Lions to one touchdown per quarter.The NFC Wild-Card game between these two teams was no small, unnoticeable matchup. In fact it was one for the record books, if that what you want to call it. Only four quarterbacks in NFL history have ever thrown for over 5000 yards in a single NFL season, and ironically, two of them were playing in this game.Brees, who set a new single-season passing record earlier this season and passed Miami Dolphin great Dan Marino, completed 33 of 43 passes for 466 yards and had three second-half touchdowns. Those three touchdowns were 56-yarder to Robert Meachem, 41-yarder to Devery Henderson, and ...
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