Brees was previously 1-48 in such situations, according to ESPN Stats & Information research. The other victory? A thrilling 46-34 victory in Miami in 2009 in the Super Bowl of the Saints season, in which New Orleans was followed by 21.
“Yeah, that was a crazy race,” Brees, 41, told ESPN after finishing with 325 yards, a touchdown pass and a TD run. “Look, we didn’t play very well for the first half of this football game, obviously. … We were able to get points before half-time. But really, I think at halftime it was just, ‘Guys come and run, do the things that win the football games, not the things that get you beat. ”Now, no one is exactly suggesting that these Saints (3-2) look set to have another Super Bowl run just for the moment after a poor start to the season and an even uglier start to Monday night’s game, which included way too much. defensive breakdowns.
But they also overcame a 14-0 deficit in Detroit last week. And now they have a chance to restart after Week 6, which should include the return of wide receiver Michael Thomas.
Thomas missed three games with an ankle injury before being benched on Friday for punching a teammate in practice.
The Brees and Saints offense got off to a lackluster start Monday night before finally catching fire in a two-minute touchdown drill before half-time.
Brees started the game 7 of 15 passing for 43 yards with an interception before his solid finish. His 41-yard touchdown pass to tight end Jared Cook included the second-most aerial yards of all his throws this season. He also led the Saints onto the field for kicker Wil Lutz’s 36-yard goal to start overtime before the Saints’ defense came to a winning save.
Brees has had memorable performances in Monday night football, including games in which he set the record for career passing yards in the NFL, the record for career TD passes in the NFL, the record for number of passing yards in an NFL season and the NFL single game completion percentage record.
Brees has a total of 18 300-yard passing games and six games with at least four touchdowns on Monday nights – the two most in league history.
The return of New Orleans marred a historic performance Monday night for Chargers quarterback Justin Herbert, who became the first rookie to throw four TD passes on Monday Night Football.