Found January 04, 2012 on
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So many types of decisions are made in a calendar year in the NFL: coaching decisions, personnel decisions, league decisions, play call decisions; the list goes on and on. Usually, the bad decisions are the ones that get remembered the most, but let’s reflect on some of the five best decisions made during the 2011 NFL year:
5. Sean Payton Letting Drew Brees Break the Single Season Passing Record on Monday night: Sean Payton and the Saints received some heat around the league for this decision. In a game that was already a blowout, Payton chose to continue passing and score again to let Brees break a record. Typically, I’m not a records guy; what the team does is far more important and if New Orleans meets Atlanta again, Atlanta could be fired up to get back at them, but this was a great decision. It not only let the home crowd witness history but allowed for the entire country to witness Brees take down a record that stood tall for over two and a half decades. Sure, it was at the e...
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New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has been named the NFC's Offensive Player of the Month for December and January. In five games, Brees completed 145-of-197 pass attempts (73.6 percent) for 1,787 yards with 19 touchdowns and three interceptions. Brees set NFL single-season records in 2011 for completions (468) and passing yards (5,476) and his 46 touchdown passes led...
Lost in all the gaudy, record-breaking numbers Drew Brees puts up in the Saints' passing game is the fact that New Orleans' ground game ranked sixth in the NFL.
While the Saints led the NFL in passing with 467 yards per game, they also averaged 133 yards on the ground, which was better than 26 other teams, despite the fact that the Saints attempted passes on 61 percent of...
Breaking the record he set a week earlier, Drew Brees finished ahead of Brady and Rodgers to shatter Dan Marino's passing record.
It is hard to deny how well the New Orleans Saints’ are playing right now. The dark horse with the fleur-de-lis might not have landed that 2nd place NFC slot but should have no trouble reaching the divisional playoffs. This is a team that hasn’t lost a game since October (currently an eight game winning streak) and has won all games since their Week 11 bye, helmed by the record...
Just imagine if the 49ers had lost Sunday in St. Louis. They would have returned to work Monday and faced a quick and daunting turnaround, with only five days to prepare for a playoff encounter with the ever-dangerous Lions.
Now that chore falls to Drew Brees and his New Orleans teammates.
It's deja vu all over again for the Lions secondary. After getting shredded by the Packers' Matt Flynn, here come Drew Brees and the explosive Saints. Pete Prisco says New Orleans will surely follow the same script as Green Bay.
Ok so its established which teams are playing which in the NFL playoffs, and I’m here to tell you who will win each game.
NFC Wild Card Round:
3. New Orleans Saints (13-3) vs 6. Detroit Lions (10-6)
The Saints have had a record breaking season this year. Drew Brees broke the single season record for passing yards. He also broke the record for the most 300 yard games with 12...