The New Orleans Saints were one pass away from advancing to the NFC championship game last season. When Drew Brees said that this year’s team was on a mission to make up for that one play, it seems he was more than the serious. The Saints continued to roll the competition as their latest win now gives them the best record in the NFL.
According to a CBS Sports report, Brees tossed four touchdowns Thursday evening leading the Saints to a 31-17 win over the Atlanta Falcons. The win moved the Saints record to 10-1 on the season and they now hold the number one seed in the NFC. If New Orleans continues to win and earns the home-field advantage throughout the playoffs, they are going to be tough to beat.
What is amazing about Brees is he just seems to get better with age. At 39, Brees is putting up numbers this season that are video game like! The former Purdue Boliermakers star has now thrown for over 3,100 yards, 29 touchdowns to just 2 interceptions and he has a passer rating of 127.3.
While Brees is definitely one of the best quarterbacks in the league, his supporting cast is incredible. The balance the Saints have with their passing and running attack makes them the biggest threat in the NFC. Running backs Alvin Kamara and Mark Ingram give the Saints a 1-2 punch unlike any other in the league and Michael Thomas is growing into one of the best wideouts in the game.
New Orleans will now prepare for their second straight Thursday evening tilt when they travel to Dallas to take on the surging Cowboys. The Cowboys have won three games in a row with the latest coming on Thanksgiving against the Washington Redskins. The win put the Cowboys in first place in NFC East division.