Drew Brees says Saints have ‘bigger fish to fry’ after clinching NFC South
But while Brees and co. were happy to win their division for the third year in a row, the Saints quarterback made it clear that they have much bigger goals to accomplish this season, presumably the Super Bowl.
“This was objective No. 1, obviously: win the division,” Saints quarterback Drew Brees said per Mike Triplett of ESPN. “But I think you know our mindset and the group of guys we have in there and just kind of how we’ve progressed each and every year. We’ve got bigger fish to fry, so to speak.”
Brees and the Saints were hardly at their best on Thursday night. The Saints QB had a rough night throwing the ball, going just 18-of-30 for 184 yards with a touchdown.
However, they got a big boost from their other quarterback/all-around weapon in Taysom Hill, who deflected a punt, caught a 3-yard touchdown pass and ran for a 30-yard score in the first half.
After clinching the division, the Saints will now turn their sights on sealing the No. 1 seed in the NFC. And it just so happens that they will host the team currently above them in the standings, the 10-1 San Francisco 49ers.
Although, the Niners could realistically go into that big game tied with the Saints at 10-2 as they have a very tough assignment on the road against the red-hot Baltimore Ravens on Sunday.