Drew Brees came to Denver and surpassed John Elway. He was no match for Peyton Manning.
Brees welcomed back New Orleans Saints interim coach Joe Vitt from his bounty banishment by extending his NFL record to 50 straight games with a touchdown toss, the 300th of his career. He added another just before the 2-minute warning that surpassed Elway for sixth on the career list.
Almost nothing else went right for the Saints in a 34-14 loss to the Denver Broncos on Sunday night.
''That was a very poor performance on our part,'' Brees said. ''We were not able to sustain drives and we left our defense out there entirely too long. That was just very stale. It never felt like we could get anything going - 1 of 12 on third downs? That's pitiful.''
The Saints (2-5) became the first team to allow 400-plus yards in seven straight games since at least 1950, which is as far back as STATS LLC can search its NFL database.
And they fell a staggering five games behind Atlanta in the NFC South a year...