Two for the price of one: Brees breaks two records as Saints rout Colts

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Christmas sale are popular, and Monday night in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, Saints quarterback Drew Brees gave a sellout crowd two for the price of one. Brees set two NFL records. He threw four TD passes, running his career total to 541, surpassing Peyton Manning’s career mark of 539. He did so in a 34-7 rout of the Indianapolis Colts. Brees also completed 29 of 30 passes, setting an NFL record, 96.7, for completion percentage in a game. His only incomplete was a second quarter pass in the right flat to running back Latavious Murray. Head coach Sean Payton found humor in that.
Brees threw two TD passes, 15 yards to Michael Thomas and 21 yards to Tre’Quan Smith, in the second quarter. He added two more TD passes in the third quarter, the record breaking 540th to Josh Hill from 5 yards, and then 28 yards to Taysom Hill. Brees threw for 307 yards, completing passes to nine different receivers. Michael Thomas had 12 catches for 128 yards. Brees reflected on how far he has come, after his first preseason game in Miami in 2001.
The Saints are now one of four teams with 11 wins, and three losses in the NFC. The Saints have two road games remaining in the regular season, at Tennessee and at Carolina.


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