‘Aggressive’ Saints rewrite record book
NEW ORLEANS — Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints are pouring on the points, racking up the wins and rewriting the record books nearly every time they play.
Things sure are rollin’ on the river.
Brees led an unstoppable offense by throwing for 466 yards and three touchdowns, and New Orleans dominated the second half for a 45-28 NFC wild-card victory over the Detroit Lions on Saturday night.
New Orleans broke the postseason mark for total yards with 626, beating the record set 49 years ago.
“We were pulling out all the stops,” Brees said. “We play aggressive. We’re not going to apologize for that. That gives guys in the huddle a lot of confidence. We’re not going to pull the reins back. It’s pedal to the medal.”
Brees hit on 33-of-43 passes while throwing for the most yards in a regulation playoff game.
He highlighted his night with three completions of at least 40 yards.
“We just focus on winning. We’re not focused on yards and records,” Saints coach Sean Payton said. “I’m serious when I say that.”
As usual, the quarterback had plenty of help from an offense that set an NFL record for yards from scrimmage this season (7,474), outgaining Detroit on the ground 167 yards to 32.
The Saints (14-3) will travel to San Francisco (13-3) for next Saturday’s second-round game.
â€˜Aggressiveâ€™ Saints rewrite record book | New Orleans gets a playoff-record 626 yards of total offense in a 45-28 win over Detroit
The only record I want to see as of right ow is us breaking the "No playoff wins on the road"
BUT - isnt the Super Bowl a playoff game?? AND didn't we win... on the road??
JUST WIN BABY!!
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