The Brees Index: Breathing Easy In The Big Easy
I have to say it one more time: the stars align for the team that scores first on the first Sunday of the NFL season. Without a doubt the NFC Championship was not a masterpiece for the New Orleans Saints. But throughout 2009 it seemed like destiny was on the side of New Orleans and it happened again against Minnesota. The Vikings turned it over five times with the fifth being a door-opening interception thrown by Brett Favre that sent the game into overtime. It really felt like at times the Vikings were doing their best to give the game away while the Saints were doing their best to give it right back. Drew Brees was not his sharpest but he did enough to put together the game winning drive in overtime.
So fans of the Packers organization (as opposed to fans of former Packers quarterbacks) can breathe easy as the Vikings drop yet another NFC title game. Below are the numbers for Brees and Marques Colston in their two playoff wins:
Brees 40-63 63.5 completion %, 444 yards, 6 TDs, 0 INTs
Colston 8 receptions, 105 yards, 1 TD