1:00 PM ET, December 18, 2011
Mall of America Field, Minneapolis, MN
Dan Marino's single-season passing record, not Aaron Rodgers' presumed MVP award, and perhaps not even the label for best team in the NFC.
Drew Brees throws for 412 yards, 5 TDs to inch closer to Dan Marino's record
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Drew Brees became the sixth player in NFL history to throw for 400 yards with at least five passing TDs and zero interceptions.
|Pass yds||Pass TD||Int|
|Drew Brees, 2011||412||5||0|
|Donovan McNabb, 2004||464||5||0|
|Mark Rypien, 1991||442||6||0|
|Joe Montana, 1985||429||5||0|
|Dan Fouts, 1982||444||5||0|
|Y.A. Tittle, 1962||505||7||0|
Brees went over 40,000 yards passing for his career and became the first QB to top 350 yards passing in a game seven times in a season. ... Moore had five catches for 91 yards, Marques Colston had eight catches for 91 yards and Graham had seven catches for 70 yards. ... Saints CB Patrick Robinson intercepted Ponder on the last play of the game. ... Vikings CB Benny Sapp was benched for the first two plays of the game for disciplinary reasons.
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Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||7.3||3.8|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||5-5||2-2|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||0|
|FG||12:24||Ryan Longwell 44 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 4 plays, 0 yds, 1:20
|TD||2:55||Lance Moore 5 Yard Pass From Drew Brees (John Kasay Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 10 plays, 84 yds, 5:36
|FG||13:18||Ryan Longwell 49 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 4 plays, -10 yds, 1:05
|TD||10:08||Jimmy Graham 1 Yard Pass From Drew Brees (John Kasay Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 5 plays, 80 yds, 3:09
|TD||7:04||Toby Gerhart 10 Yard Pass From Christian Ponder (Ryan Longwell Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 6 plays, 61 yds, 3:05
|TD||1:38||Darren Sproles 13 Yard Pass From Drew Brees (John Kasay Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 13 plays, 76 yds, 5:26
|TD||12:19||John Gilmore 2 Yard Pass From Drew Brees (John Kasay Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 4 plays, 44 yds, 1:44
|TD||10:29||Lance Moore 47 Yard Pass From Drew Brees (John Kasay Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 3 plays, 53 yds, 0:56
|TD||12:53||Pierre Thomas 1 Yard Run (John Kasay Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 19 plays, 87 yds, 10:36
|TD||5:19||Toby Gerhart 16 Yard Pass From Christian Ponder (Ryan Longwell Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 6 plays, 60 yds, 2:13
Drew Brees completed 21-of-23 passes for 339 yards and four touchdowns when targeting receivers between the painted numbers Sunday. Brees has been nearly unstoppable over the middle in his last three games. During that time Brees has completed 59-of-67 passes (88.1%) for 821 yards (12.3 yds/att) with eight touchdowns and zero interceptions.
Drew Brees completed 32 of 40 passes today for 412 yards and 5 passing touchdowns. He is the first player in NFL history to throw for 400 yards and five touchdowns in a game while completing 80 percent of his passes.
Drew Brees completed 32 of 40 passes today for 412 yards and 5 passing touchdowns. He is the first NFL player since 1960 to throw for 400 yards and five touchdowns in a game while completing 80 percent of his passes.
Drew Brees: 3rd TD pass of game gave him 35, setting the Saints single-season record for TD passes, breaking the mark of 34 he set in 2008 and matched in 2009.
Jimmy Graham scores his 9th Rec TD of the season. That ties the Saints single-season record for TD by a TE set previously by Henry Childs, who had 9 in 1977.
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