Saints QB Drew Brees accomplishes career first in first quarter of Rams game
While the score is certainly the most notable aspect of Sunday afternoon’s NFC Championship Game in New Orleans, thus far anyway, Saints quarterback Drew Brees managed to sneak a career milestone into the fray as well.
According to ESPN Stats and Info, via Lindsey Thiry of ESPN, Brees has officially thrown for more than 100 yards in the first quarter of a postseason game for the first time in his NFL career.
Despite recently becoming a member of the 40-and-older club, the veteran quarterback continues to impress well into both his career and yet another long season.
With the Saints having already defeated the Rams earlier in the year, New Orleans is now looking to upend Sean McVay’s team once again en route to the franchise’s second Super Bowl appearance under the direction of Brees.
Although it isn’t all said and done just yet, the Saints’ early lead and Brees’ first quarter success puts the Rams between a rock and a hard place on the road. The Saints offense, thanks to the 40-year-old signal caller, currently has the upper hand against a Rams defense that sports the likes of Aqib Talib, Marcus Peters and most notably Aaron Donald.
Regardless of the outcome of this heavyweight bout, Brees remains in line for yet another memorable outing — at least on the stat sheet, that is.