Drew Brees shines for Saints in historic playoff win
It looked a bit slow at times but the New Orleans Saints have moved on to the NFC Divisional round after their 21-9 win over the Chicago Bears.
Quarterback and former Purdue star Drew Brees was absolutely electric in the win and became the third quarterback to win a playoff game over the age of 40.
In the win, Brees was 28-for-39 and threw for 265 with two touchdown passes. One of them went to former All-Pro wide receiver Michael Thomas and then the other one went to running back Latavius Murray.
Drew Brees today:
He joins Tom Brady and Brett Favre as the only 40-year old QBs with a playoff win in NFL history. pic.twitter.com/x1cGpKFH8O
— StatMuse (@statmuse) January 11, 2021
Brees also became the sixth quarterback in NFL history to throw for 35 or more touchdown passes in the playoffs. He joins Tom Brady, Joe Montana, Brett Favre, Peyton Manning, and Aaron Rodgers for that stat.
He’s going to have to be outstanding again next week as the Saints will take on Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Kickoff will be on Sunday at 6:40 p.m. ET on FOX.