Rumors of Saints QB Drew Brees' demise have been greatly exaggerated. Or at least, that was the case Sunday against the New York Giants, in a game that was absolutely bonkers.
Brees' NFL record-tying seventh touchdown pass of the day, a 9-yarder to C.J. Spiller, tied the game late in the fourth quarter. The Saints won it 52-49 on Kai Forbath's 50-yard field goal as time expired.
Prior to Brees hitting the mark on Sunday, only seven other players in NFL history had thrown seven TDs in a game: Sid Luckman, Adrian Burk, George Blanda, Y.A. Tittle, Joe Kapp, Peyton Manning and Nick Foles.
Brees' first six TD tosses (all thrown in the first three quarters of the game) went to, in order, Willie Snead (34 yards), Brandin Cooks (26), Marques Colston (53), Snead again (2), Cooks again (21), and Benjamin Watson (20).
The first TD was a beautiful flea-flicker to Willie Snead.
That's a 34-yard touchdown catch by Willie Snead.
Snead's score tied the game at seven and definitely excited at least one Saints fan: Steve Gleason.
Brees wound up 40 of 50 for 511 yards and those seven scores, in the rollicking victory that featured all kinds of crazy statistics. It's safe to call this a career day for Brees, which, considering the career he's had, is pretty damn incredible.