8:30 PM ET, December 26, 2011
Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, LA
Drew Brees sets single-season passing record as Saints clinch NFC South
Not So Fast, Drew
Drew Brees' hold on Dan Marino's single-season passing record may not last. Tom Brady is not far behind and both the Patriots quarterback and Brees have one more regular season game to play.
|* - Through 15 games
-- Source: ESPN Stats and Information
Who Gon' Stop Me?
How good has Drew Brees been this season? No matter the distance of the throw, the Saints' signal-caller manages to rack up league-leading numbers.
|5 yards or less||6-14 yards||15-plus yards|
|*- Leads NFL
-- Source: ESPN Stats and Information
Brees has passed for 300 yards or more an NFL-record 12 times this season. ... New England quarterback Tom Brady could pass Marino next week, too. Brady has thrown for 4,897 yards this season. ... The Saints are 7-0 at home and never have gone undefeated at home in a full season. ... The Falcons were 0-3 on attempted fourth-down conversions.Information from The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Team Stat Comparison
Passing 1st downs
Rushing 1st downs
1st downs from penalties
3rd down efficiency
4th down efficiency
|Yards per play||6.3||7.3|
Yards per pass
Yards per rush
|Red Zone (Made-Att)||0-3||4-6|
|Defensive / Special Teams TDs||0||1|
|FG||8:57||Matt Bryant 34 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 11 plays, 64 yds, 0:00
|TD||5:29||Pierre Thomas 4 Yard Run (John Kasay Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 8 plays, 84 yds, 3:28
|TD||1:36||Julio Jones 21 Yard Pass From Matt Ryan (Matt Bryant Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 8 plays, 72 yds, 3:54
|TD||12:36||Marques Colston 8 Yard Pass From Drew Brees (John Kasay Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 10 plays, 81 yds, 3:59
|TD||0:30||Jimmy Graham 9 Yard Pass From Drew Brees (John Kasay Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 10 plays, 80 yds, 1:55
|TD||8:35||Robert Meachem 24 Yard Pass From Drew Brees (John Kasay Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 6 plays, 86 yds, 3:15
|FG||4:47||Matt Bryant 51 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 5 plays, 47 yds, 3:47
|FG||3:09||John Kasay 29 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 4 plays, 3 yds, 1:37
|FG||12:48||Matt Bryant 30 Yard Field Goal is Good|
Drive info: 16 plays, 68 yds, 5:21
|TD||11:20||Malcolm Jenkins 30 Yard Fumble Return (John Kasay Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 1 plays, 30 yds, 0:00
|TD||2:56||Darren Sproles 9 Yard Pass From Drew Brees (John Kasay Kick is Good)|
Drive info: 6 plays, 33 yds, 2:17
NEXT LEVEL: Drew Brees has completed 70.4 percent of his play-action passes this season, best in the NFL. Against the Falcons this season, Brees has been better, going 24 of 29 for 323 yards and three touchdowns
NEXT LEVEL: Drew Brees has completed 70.4 percent of his play-action passes this season, best in the NFL. Against the Falcons this season, Brees has been better, going 24 of 29 for 323 yards and three touchdowns.
NEXT LEVEL: Three of Drew Brees' four touchdown passes came out of 2+ running back formations Monday, as he went 12 for 17 for 153 yards. It was more of the same for Brees as he entered the game leading the NFL with 17 touchdowns out of this formation this season.
NEXT LEVEL: Only 18.3 percent of Drew Brees' pass attempts this season have traveled at least 15 yards in the air (the league average is 21.2). Entering Monday, the Saints were 3-2 when Brees' attempts of 15+ yards exceeded 20 percent. However, Brees aired it out eight times against the Falcons (20.5 percent of attempts), completing four for 126 yards.
Drew Brees was successful on third down against the Falcons on Monday, completing 8 of 9 passes for 126 yards, with seven of his completions coming on passes thrown 10 or more yards downfield. Coming into this week, Brees led the league with a 71.0 completion percentage on third down.
NEXT LEVEL: Drew Brees threw for 307 yards and four touchdowns to break Dan Marino's single-season pass yard record on Monday. Brees threw at least one touchdown each on short, intermediate and deep passes Monday. He continued his season-long trend of excelling on throws of all distances.[+]
Drew Brees Passing by Throw Distance, 2011 Season
ESPN Stats & Information