New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees broke the NFL single-season record for passing yards last night with 2:51 remaining in the fourth quarter of a 45-16 blowout over the Atlanta Falcons. With a lead that large, some Falcons players told CBS Sports that they were upset that the Saints would elect to continue to pass against them with the sole purpose of achieving the record.
“No need for that,” one Falcons player told Pete Prisco of CBS. “It came on our watch, but it didn’t have to come that way. We won’t forget it.”
“That’s just who they are,” the Falcons player told Prisco. “We’ll see them down the road. We won’t forget any of it.”
After the game Saints head coach Sean Payton admitted that he typically would not throw in that sort of situation, however he deemed it appropriate with the looming record.
Brees finished the game with 307 yards, four touchdowns, and two interceptions. He now has thrown for 5087 yards and 41 touchdowns this season entering the final game of the year.